Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

An Edmonton man is hoping that some creativity from his parents will help kids living with disabilities spend more time outdoors. When Zachary Weeks was a child winters took a toll on him. The 30-year-old lives with cerebral palsy and has relied on a wheelchair since the age of four. Spending time outside playing with […]

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1 person dead, 3 in hospital after fire at Edmonton home for adults with disabilities – Edmonton

1 person dead, 3 in hospital after fire at Edmonton home for adults with disabilities - Edmonton

One person has died and three others are in hospital with serious or life-threatening injuries following a west Edmonton house fire early Monday morning. Video showed flames spewing out of the windows of the home on 90 Avenue and 166 Street shortly before 2 a.m. WATCH BELOW: Viewer video captured a serious house fire in west […]

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‘I really feel like I found what I’m called to do’: Salmon Arm boxer trains everyone, regardless of disabilities

‘I really feel like I found what I’m called to do’: Salmon Arm boxer trains everyone, regardless of disabilities

At Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre in Salmon Arm, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate, regardless of age, size, gender and especially disability. Source link

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Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Calgary

Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Calgary

People in Calgary marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at Central Library on Monday. The IDPD event highlighted the achievements of people with disabilities in the city and included opportunities to learn about programs, resources and services in the disabled community. “The goal of IDPD is to bring awareness to disability and continue […]

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Disability support staff in Manitoba battling for pay hike amid cutbacks – Winnipeg

Spectators at the International Day for Persons With Disabilities celebration at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Monday morning.

A disabled Manitoban requiring support can expect to receive care from around 770 different people in their lifetime. Support staff who work with people with disabilities say their wages need to go up, in order to provide stability for their clients. “Right now, people who provide support often work two or three jobs so they […]

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