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Definition: Resources about legal topics related to physical or mental conditions that interfere with daily activity.

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services for:

  • seniors
  • employment
  • homelessness
  • financial needs
  • children and youth
  • parents and families
  • people with disabilities
  • guardianship and trusteeship
  • abuse, bullying and family violence prevention

You can apply online or call for assistance. Help is available in more than 100 languages.

Related keywords: Bullying, Disabilities, Elder abuse, Guardianship and trusteeship, Homelessness, Loss of employment, Wills and estates

Alberta Resources

This publication from Alberta Children and Youth Services (Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying Unit) explains the nature of abuse of persons with disabilites. It then describes what you can do if you realize that you are in an abusive relationship or you are concerned about a friend who may be in such a situation. (PDF – 15 pages)

Related keywords: Disabilities, Family violence general resources

A publication of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil liberties, Disabilities, Human rights

ACCD is a consumer-directed organization that believes people with disabilities know their situations best. Their consumer support and referral program provides advocacy to resolve problems encountered by either individuals or groups dealing with disability-related issues or programs. Available publications include: awareness-raising workshop curriculums, position papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and research papers.
Related keywords: Advocacy, Disabilities

The Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate is an independent, provincial investigative body legislated under the Mental Health Act. The Patient Advocate protects the rights of persons and investigates and resolves complaints related to the detention, treatment, care and rights of individuals subject to admission or renewal certificate/s or a community treatment order under the Act, and those acting on their behalf. The office also serves as a resource to the mental health community through education services and to policy and law makers by bringing a unique perspective

Related keywords: Advocacy, Disabilities, Health issues, Human rights, Public policy

Alberta Works helps unemployed people find and keep jobs, employers meet their need for skilled workers,  Albertans with low incomes cover their basic costs of living. They offer services in different ways through: Employment Services, Employment and Career Resources,Training Supports, Alberta Job & Career Fairs.,  Workforce Partnerships, Income Support, and Health Benefits. See also: Information on the Alberta Supports Contact Centres.

Related keywords: Disabilities, Health issues

Catholic Social Services is a multi-function social service agency that serves people of all faiths and cultures throughout central Alberta. Founded in 1961, the agency has grown to deliver more than 100 programs.CSS is divided into Service and Program areas offered in five distinct Regions throughout central and northeast Alberta. Major Service areas include: Children, Family, and Community Service,Community Outreach and Disability Service, Immigration and Settlement Service, and Substance Abuse and Corrections Service.

Related keywords: Corrections, Disabilities, Drugs and alcohol, Immigration, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Parole, Refugees, Reintegration

If an adult’s ability to make personal decisions is impaired but they can make decisions with good support, co-decision-making may be an option. The adult who needs support doesn’t lose authority to make their own decisions. They share that authority with their co-decision-maker. Learn more about co-decision making.

Related keywords: Disabilities, Guardianship and trusteeship, Health issues

Options available to support adults who need assistance making personal and/or financial decisions include: supported decision-making, co-decision-making, specific decision-making, guardianship and trusteeship.

Related keywords: Disabilities, Health issues

This webpage of Alberta Seniors and Community Supports provides links to all the department programs and services relevant to people with disabilities.

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