COLLABORATIVES

The CPAA, along with other provincial Cerebral Palsy Associations and Kids Brain Health Network researchers are partnering to enhance the health and well-being of children, youth and adults with cerebral palsy and their families. This CP Canada Network aims to inform and empower families by providing accessible, credible information on new research discoveries, educational opportunities, provincial services and programs and personal success stories. Information that is relevant specifically to individuals with cerebral palsy will be continuously updated, so as to optimize awareness and understanding of the condition and facilitate access to the best services and supports. 

 

For information on provincial resources available please click here.

CALGARY ABILITY NETWORK (CAN)

Initiated by the CPAA, funded by United Way of Calgary and supported by the provincial government, CAN is a collaborative network of professionals and citizens from the disability community. The main goal of CAN is to bridge the gap between the fragmented disability communities in Calgary and advance policies that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

The Calgary Ability Network has five working tables to address issues related to recreation, human rights, poverty reduction, accessible transportation and newcomers with disabilities. A fifth planning table is working in collaboration with the Accessible Housing Working Group.

For more information visit www.calgaryabilitynetwork.ca. If you are interested in contributing to any of the CAN tables, please contact Mezaun Lakha-Evin, Associate Executive Director, at 403-543-1161 or toll free 1-800-363-2807, or by Email.

ADVOCACY

 

People with disabilities face stigma and challenges in the areas of access to healthcare, employment, accessible transportation, education and affordable, accessible housing. Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) identifies emerging issues affecting people with disabilities and their families through community and government consultation.

The CPAA ensures that planning committees include a disability focus. We respond to requests for information, and assist with policies, research and surveys. We also advocate, monitor, research and identify policy risks, threats, vulnerabilities, trends and opportunities that may affect our clients.

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