News - Province Wide
Alberta Health Services Recruiting Members for Health Advisory Councils
Alberta Health Services is committed to ensuring that Albertans have a voice in health care planning and advancing local health service delivery. Health Advisory Councils throughout Alberta provide input to the Alberta Health Services Board and leadership on health service delivery. They bring forward feedback from the public to support the strategic direction of Alberta Health Services.
Alberta Health Services is recruiting Albertans to become members of the 12 Health Advisory Councils. Council members represent their diverse communities and speak to the varied range of health services in the province.
Submission deadline for Expression of Interest form is 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
For further information on the Health Advisory Councils, please visit their website at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/hac.asp
ACCD: Campaign for Barrier-Free Health and Medical Services in Alberta
ACCD needs your help to ensure that Albertans with disabilities are able to have equal access to health services, such as doctor's offices and medical exams. Click here to see further information!
Donate A Car
Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta). To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to CPA (Alberta) simply fill out the DONATE NOW tab at www.donatecar.ca. Donate A Car Canada can provide you with free towing in many areas across Canada. Donate a Car Canada can pick up your car or truck, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. A confirmation email will advise of the appropriate processing method. Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta). DONATE NOW at www.donatecar.ca and CPA (Alberta) will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete!
Don't Miss Out On The Paralympics Action!
For those interested in watching the Paralympics on TV, here is a link to the Canadian broadcast schedule: http://bit.ly/PQzXol
If you love checking out the latest and greatest movies at a theater near you check out the Access2Entertainment Card! Led by the Easter Seal Ability Council, the Canadian Paraplegic Association is one of several partners in this initiative which allows consumers with disabilities to go to the movies without having to pay the additional cost of an attendant/support person. For more information on how to get your card, please visit http://bit.ly/PQyUoj
Community Living Attendant Training Pilot Project
CPA (Alberta) is testing a Community Living Attendant Training Pilot Project that will train students to provide assistance to persons with physical disabilities with their activities of daily living. There are a number of ways that you can help us to make this pilot project a success! For more information on the Community Living Attendant Training program, please contact Kristie Coulombe, Program Coordinator at 780-424-6312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the generosity of MEDIchair (Edmonton location) CPA (Alberta) has received a donation of nearly 100 cushions! Thanks as well to FI Canada for their assistance with storage of these cushions.
All cushions are new or previously trialed and there are a variety of brands and sizes available; would make a great second cushion. CPA (Alberta) neither endorses nor guarantees any of these products and recommends that, in order to prevent any complications that may result from the use of any of these cushions, that you contact your medial service provider or seating specialist. Steve Saoberg from MEDIchair, Edmonton location (780-437-3300) may be able to provide assistance with any technical questions.
CPA (Alberta) members can 'purchase' one cushion at a cost of $75/cushion to cover shipping and handling. Brand-new, these cushions range in price from $250-$600.
For more information on how to obtain a cushion, contact your local CPA (Alberta) Client Services Coordinator.
Free Wheelchairs Thanks to Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona
The Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona is planning to sponsor wheelchairs to give away free to individuals who qualify. The wheelchair would belong to the members/clients and maintenance would be their responsibility.
Applications will be accepted until September 28, 2012
For more information please click here. To apply for the program, complete the application form found here and return to:
Canadian Wheelchair Foundation
PO Box 75038, White Rock, BC V4B 5L3
Toll Free: 866.666.2411
For more information on the wheelchair specifics, please visit:
Video of the Month
Check out Terry's techno-savvy fully accessible condo in Edmonton!
Planat (formerly the Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map)
Planat is an easy to use online ratings tool that allows users to post and search reviews from a mobility, sight or hearing perspective on the accessibility of buildings and public spaces in communities around the world. Submit accessibility reviews to www.planat.com for your chance to win a Vancouver and Whistler getaway!
Do you know local heroes who are making a difference in your community?
The search is on for Alberta's outstanding volunteers as nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are now open. From students to seniors, volunteers are the backbone of our communities and you can help to recognize their selfless generosity.
Do you know local heroes who are making a difference in your community? Consider putting their names forward for the 2012 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards!
For more information, go to www.culture.alberta.ca/voluntarysector/stars
Please find the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards promotional poster by clicking here.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 25, 2012
Adapted Computer Technology Loan Program
Do you find yourself limited by conventional computer equipment? Are you seeking more independence at home, work, or school? Are you interested in improving your current computer set-up? If so, please inquire about our Adapted Computer Technology Loan Program, which is free of charge.
Please click here for more information.
Online Resource Guide for People with Physical Disabilities
Check out CPA (Alberta)'s online resource guide for people with physical disabilities, which is available on our website. The purpose of this guide is to provide information and resources on housing, attendant care/homecare, and adaptive equipment and devices, all in one central location. If you would like more information, contact Zachary Weeks at email@example.com.
Full Serve Gas Stations
If you know of any full serve gas stations that are not included on our list, or are no longer full service, please let us know so that we can update our information. The list provided is a compilation of information provided to us by many individuals. CPA (Alberta) neither endorses nor guarantees that the information is complete or correct.