News - Province Wide
On December 15, 2010 the Alberta government officially announced the Alberta Supports website and contact centre. For the first time, Albertans can access information on more than 30 social based assistance programs and more than 100 services by visiting a single website or calling just one phone number.
The Alberta Supports website is online at www.albertasupports.ca, and the contact centre toll-free number is 1-877-644-9992. In Edmonton, call 780-644-9992.
For more information, read the news release at www.seniors.alberta.ca/albertasupports.
Incidence and Prevalence of Spinal Cord Injury in Canada
We are pleased to share with you a new report commissioned by the Rick Hansen Institute estimating the incidence and prevalence of spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada, a baseline measurement of the extent of SCI in Canada that was previously unknown.
The report, The Incidence and Prevalence of Spinal Cord Injury in Canada: Overview and Estimates Based on Current Evidence, jointly released on December 15, 2010 by the RHI and the Urban Futures Institute, has found that close to 86,000 Canadians are currently living with spinal cord injury; 44,000 of whom are living with SCI as a result of traumatic causes.
The report further notes that of the estimated 4,300 new cases of spinal cord injury that occur in Canada each year, about 1,785 are the result of traumatic injury from causes such as car accidents.
Click here to view the report, press release, and backgrounders on this milestone report about the scope, scale, and impact of SCI in Canada.
2010 Federal Disability Report Released by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
The report can be accessed in HTML or PDF format on the internet at: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability_issues/reports/fdr/2010/page00.shtml
Print and alternate formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Cassette, Audio CD, e-Text Diskette, e-Text CD or DAISY) can be ordered by phone, TTY, fax, mail or online.
Phone: 1 800 O Canada (1 800 622 6232)
TTY: 1 800 926 9105.
Fax: 819-953-7260 (long distance charges will apply)
Mail: Publications Services, HRSDC, 140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, 12th Floor, Gatineau, QC, K1A 0J9
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Victims of Crime and Regulation Consultation
A regulatory review of the Victims of Crime Act and Regulation is being undertaken by the Alberta Solicitor General and Public Safety. Consultations are being scheduled in order to ensure that stakeholders have input during the review process. Read more...
To register http://programs.icdr.com/voc/rsvponline.htm
If you are unable to attend the consultations in person, an on-line survey is available for the public to provide input. https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6/s?s=8152