Voice of Albertans with Disabilities actively promotes full participation in society and provides a voice for Albertans with disabilities.
About Voice of Albertans with Disabilities
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Principle of Full Participation
- We are committed to breaking down barriers that prevent society from seeing beyond our disabilities so that we are included in all aspects of life.
- We take charge of the social, political and economic decisions that affect our lives.
- We must be accountable for our actions.
- We must have choice in the services and supports we require.
- We acknowledge and accept the dignity of risk.
Principle of Accessibility
- All buildings and facilities must be accessible.
- Transportation, information and communication services must meet our diverse needs.
Principle of Equity
- We will be vigilant to ensure that our rights and freedoms are upheld.
We claim our right to be equal while maintaining our individuality. Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (formerly The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities) celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2013. The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities came into existence when a group of people with disabilities decided they wanted to speak in a unified voice. For over 40 years, Voice of Albertans with Disabilities has been Alberta’s only provincial, cross-disability organization of and for people living with physical, mental, sensory, learning or developmental disabilities. We remain a grassroots, consumer-directed organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.
What People Are Saying
"Thank you so much for your assistance with the AISH application form. I couldn't have done it without you."
— AISH applicant
"Thank you for taking the time to come and provide this Disability Awareness Presentation to our recruitment team."
— City of Edmonton
"Thank you for coming to my class. I really liked it. I learned that some people have different abilities but they can do some stuff that we can do. I feel happy."
— Elementary school student
"Thank you for your efforts to provide opportunities for participation in community life . Your work plays an important role in recognizing the contributions made by these students who are an important part of our community. We are grateful for this opportunity to show our appreciation for them. "
— Submissions for Certificate of Recognition
"I am deeply honoured to have been selected as a recipient of this year's Education for Life Bursary. As I am now in my second year of relying strictly upon student loans and a scholarship for any form of income, the bursary will assist me greatly."
— Voice of Albertans with Disabilities's Education for Life recipient