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.