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Inclusion Lethbridge - formerly LACL & PLAN-Lethbridge

Inclusion Lethbridge - formerly LACL & PLAN-Lethbridge Inclusion Lethbridge
A Community Where Everybody Belongs

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Happy New Year Everyone!!
01/01/2023

Happy New Year Everyone!!

12/29/2022

"The file" does an incredible disservice to many people with intellectual disabilities.

Imagine if you had a file. What would it say about you? What if it recorded some of your worst moments or decisions? Would you want people to read it before they meet you?

When supporting people, be more concerned with meeting and getting to know the person. Too often 'the file' dictates a person's reputation. The contents of files should be reviewed and adjusted over time.

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ID: Text reads: This is Jim. Jim does not have a disability (drawing of Jim). Jim got angry and threw a cup against a wall and you'll never know it.

Second half of text reads: This is Mike. Mike has an intellectual disability (drawing of Mike). Mike got angry and threw a cup against a wall and it will be in his file for the rest of his f-ing life, and everyone who supports him will read about it.

Great news! Finally there is a pay increase for those providing front line support to individuals with disabilities.Than...
12/26/2022
Recent News

Great news! Finally there is a pay increase for those providing front line support to individuals with disabilities.

Thank you to all those who contacted their representatives and shared their concerns.

Today brought very welcome news for the Community Disability Services (CDS) sector. The Ministry of Seniors, Community and Social Services announced a $26 million increase in funding for the Community Disability Services sector; this includes $24 million towards increases in wages (a 10% increase)...

12/20/2022
  from Christmas 1969
12/15/2022

from Christmas 1969

Renters can now apply for one-time $500 housing benefit top-up
12/14/2022
Renters can now apply for one-time $500 housing benefit top-up

Renters can now apply for one-time $500 housing benefit top-up

Applications are now open for low-income renters looking to access the one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit that will see those eligible receive an additional $500. Here's what you need to know.

It's Throwback Thursday!Enjoy this article from 1950's when the  Kinnette Club of Lethbridge sponsored a Christmas party...
12/08/2022

It's Throwback Thursday!

Enjoy this article from 1950's when the Kinnette Club of Lethbridge sponsored a Christmas party for the Dorothy Gooder School.

It !  Celebrate in  with us at CASA from 2-5 pm today.
12/02/2022

It ! Celebrate in with us at CASA from 2-5 pm today.

 - Newspaper article from 1955 featuring the grassroots work of parents creating a school for their children with disabi...
12/01/2022

- Newspaper article from 1955 featuring the grassroots work of parents creating a school for their children with disabilities.

International Day for Persons with Disabilities is on Friday.  Mark it in your calendar.
11/30/2022

International Day for Persons with Disabilities is on Friday. Mark it in your calendar.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities Lethbridge Committee would like to present our free community event taking place on December 2nd, 2022 from 2-5pm at the Lethbridge CASA art centre. The event is free to anyone in the community and we encourage everyone to come see our amazing community speakers. Our theme this year is 'Equality for Life, Not for Show' and our speakers will be talking about what steps they are taking to ensure our community is making long term changes to include everyone in our communities. Food and beverages will be provided and we will also be awarding the 'Lethbridge Inclusion Awards' at the event! Please RSVP to attend in person or online via zoom by emailing [email protected] or calling us at our office at 403-320-1515.

Photos from Connecting our Community Lethbridge's post
11/26/2022

Photos from Connecting our Community Lethbridge's post

11/24/2022


Remember the impact of institutions.

11/18/2022

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities Lethbridge Committee would like to present our free community event taking place on December 2nd, 2022 from 2-5pm at the Lethbridge CASA art centre. The event is free to anyone in the community and we encourage everyone to come see our amazing community speakers. Our theme this year is 'Equality for Life, Not for Show' and our speakers will be talking about what steps they are taking to ensure our community is making long term changes to include everyone in our communities. Food and beverages will be provided and we will also be awarding the 'Lethbridge Inclusion Awards' at the event! Please RSVP to attend in person or online via zoom by emailing [email protected] or calling us at our office at 403-320-1515.

Show Your Support for Inclusion Lethbridge!Get Your 2023 Member - https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/ticketing/6794ca0f-5b01-44...
11/15/2022

Show Your Support for Inclusion Lethbridge!
Get Your 2023 Member - https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/ticketing/6794ca0f-5b01-44eb-a6bc-42402ee87328
Individual - $25
Family - $35

Membership is activism. Your activism may be as simple as purchasing a membership, or as involved as actively supporting the organization in volunteering at fundraising and community awareness events, or by providing guidance and governance to the association as a member of our Board of Directors. Your membership dues and contributions to the organization are an investment into an inclusive community; an issue that is critical and urgent in the lives of people with developmental disabilities, and we cannot think of a better investment than that.

11/11/2022
11/07/2022

Dave has an update on Bill C-22!

Today we're remembering Betty Grigg, a mother, who was instrumental in start of the first school in Lethbridge for child...
11/03/2022


Today we're remembering Betty Grigg, a mother, who was instrumental in start of the first school in Lethbridge for children with developmental disabilities.

At a time when children with disabilities where encouraged to be institutionalized by the state, sent away from their families and communities, Betty Grigg was among the parent who kept their children with disabilities at home and fought to build a school where they could learn. The school she help found was named was named the Dorothy Gooder School, which was across from Galbraith Elementary School in Lethbridge, Alberta.

This month for , we'll spotlight some of the stories surrounding the beginnings of the Dorothy Gooder School.

Inclusion Lethbridge will be highlighting inclusion in the local schools with the Betty Grigg Inclusive Education Award on Nov. 25 at our Winter Gala - tickets available on our website.

Happy Halloween Everyone!
10/31/2022

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Photos from Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence's post
10/19/2022

Photos from Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence's post

Know a school that supports Inclusive Education? Consider nominating them for the Betty Grigg Inclusive Education Award?
10/13/2022
Betty Grigg Inclusive Education Award – Inclusion Lethbridge

Know a school that supports Inclusive Education? Consider nominating them for the Betty Grigg Inclusive Education Award?

The Betty Grigg Inclusive Education Award is presented to spotlight a southern Alberta school that displays outstanding inclusive practices in dealing with staff, students, families and the community. It recognizes a culture of inclusion created through both leadership and action. It honours schools...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
10/09/2022

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Want to know what is going on in October - check out our monthly newsletter!
10/05/2022
October 2022 Newsletter from Inclusion Lethbridge

Want to know what is going on in October - check out our monthly newsletter!

If you’re only available on evenings or weekend, call our office at 403-327-2911 to arrange a meeting outside business hours.

Inclusion Lethbridge Board partaking in some Strategic Planning Lethbridge Public Library with Kimberly Lyall
10/01/2022

Inclusion Lethbridge Board partaking in some Strategic Planning Lethbridge Public Library with Kimberly Lyall

Inclusion Lethbridge is closed today, but are still available to help those needing our services.  Please email Dave at ...
09/30/2022

Inclusion Lethbridge is closed today, but are still available to help those needing our services.

Please email Dave at [email protected] if you need to connect with us.

Address

527-6th Street South
Lethbridge, AB
T1J2E1

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+14033272911

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There are still some spots available for Adaptive Outdoor Experience Aug.22-23!

Register for a 2 hour paddling experience Aug.22 at Beauvais Lake and/or a 2 hour cycling experience Aug.23 in the Crowsnest Pass.

This is for individuals with mobility challenges (adaptive equipment provided), and those with cognitive/developmental challenges who would benefit from an adaptive learning environment.

Registration closes Aug.15, so sign up soon and come have an outdoor adventure with us! Click the link to register! Email [email protected] if you have any questions!

Seeking participants and volunteers for Adaptive Outdoor Experience Aug.22-23 - supported adaptive paddling and cycling experiences for people of all abilities! COVID-19 safety protocols in effect. Space is limited! See the link for details!

Activist Greta Thunberg speaks about being on the spectrum.
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Hello to everyone at Inclusion Lethbridge! You might enjoy watching the videos we have been working on about the importance of friendship and connection in people's lives. They are on the home page at:
https://www.hsyukon.com/
Raffle tickets available for purchase at our office, 527-6 Street South. Call 403-327-2911 for more information:)
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