Events & Education
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the event organizer before attending as most events have now been postponed.
Celebrate the Journey Resource Fair for Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Centre Street Church - 3900 2nd St NE, Calgary, AB
The transition from children's services to adult services for youth with a disability can be challenging. Information, education and support make it easier. The goal of this annual Resource Fair is to share information about adult resources in Calgary and surrounding area. A variety of agencies, organizations and associations will be at the Fair to answer questions and provide information about the support they provide. There will also be an information session about PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) & Guardianship/Trusteeship from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
For more information, call 403-955-7252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens Talk Transition
10:30 AM - Noon
Alberta Children's Hospital - 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB
This online peer led workshop runs for 3 consecutive Saturday mornings starting on October 17 and ending on October 31, 2020. It is designed to help youth (ages 14-18) learn to manage their chronic health condition in a supportive, fun environment with their peers. A workshop for parents/guardians regarding the transition to adult care will be offered at the same time.
For more information or to register, call 403-955-7252 or email email@example.com.
L.I.F.E (Learning Independence For Future Empowerment)
March of Dimes - 3639 26 Street NE, Calgary, AB,
The Calgary L.I.F.E. program runs on weekdays for 10 weeks. It helps young adults with disabilities become more independent. Learning opportunities include financial literacy, life skills, music therapy, social, sport and recreational outings, transit training, conductive education and more. To register for this program, applicants must have a disability, be 18 years of age or older, and be able to direct their own care.
Launch Into Life! Transition Workshop Series
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Ability Hub - #300, 3820 - 24th Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The Launch Program was developed for parents and/or caregivers of children with ASD to assist in planning for the transition to adulthood.
10:00 AM - Noon
Progressions is a support group for parents/guardians to ensure they do not feel alone or overwhelmed as their children with special needs transition into adulthood. This mom's support group meets the last Friday of each month for breakfast.
For information about upcoming meetings or breakfast events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-804-5142.
ReBrand: Career & Employment Initiative for Youth
McBride Career Group - #400 - 602 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
The ReBrand employment initiative for youth is a free program for individuals between 17-30 years. This 21 week program offers career exploration and planning, employment skills, personal development and work experience. To be eligible applicants must be out of school for 6 months, currently unemployed and looking for full-time employment, and/or to pursue educational opportunities. Intake is continuous.
For more information or to register for this program, contact 403-777-5633 or checkout the ReBrand website.