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Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Filesize 1.22 Megabytes

2012 Canada Speaks 2012

Title:Canada speaks 2012: mental health, addictions and the roots of poverty.
Corporate Author: The Salvation Army
Subject:Health issues - mental health|split|Health issues - poverty|split|Social issues - addictions
Publisher:The Salvation Army
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2012
Abstract:

For the second year in a row, The Salvation Army, in conjunction with Angus Reid Public Opinion, has conducted polling research to better understand societal perceptions surrounding poverty. This year, we studied opinions about mental illness and addictions.

While previous research has revealed a public which is at times unsympathetic to those living on the streets or in poverty, this new research found that most Canadians are extremely empathetic and compassionate toward those struggling with mental illness and substance addictions. Findings revealed that many Canadians had first or second-hand experience dealing with these issues.[Taken from Overview]

Language:English
Series:The Dignity Project
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 6.15 Megabytes

2009 Disability Policy in AB

Title:Disability policy in Alberta: an initial exploration of transition implications.
Author(s):Clark, Dawne|split|Seel, Keith|split|Clark, Mitchell
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - planning, policy
Publisher:Institute for Nonprofit Studies
Place of Publication:Calgary
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

This initial exploration of transition implications, emerged out of a policy project funded by the Max Bell Foundation. This policy study examined the range of provincial policy envelopes that impact a person with a developmental disability over the course of their life. Focusing on the major transitions, the study presents how service providing organizations work across policy boundaries, and how they see the effects of those transitions on families and individuals. Disability Policy in Alberta identifies six major themes that describe the experience of negotiating a transition point.

Language:English
 Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 163 Kilobytes

2006 Human Resource Crisis

 

Title:A human resource crisis in the disability services field
Corporate Author: The Alberta Council of Disability Services
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - programs, services
Publisher:The Alberta Council of Disability Services
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2006
Abstract:

A human resource crisis is developing in the disability services field. Community agencies which support disabled Albertans find it extremely difficult to hire and retain staff. The reason is that funding for wages is too low. Similarly, wages for community staff are significantly lower than the wages paid for similar staffing positions in government. In spite of the efforts of government to provide wage increases in the past, the actual gap between community and government wage rates continues to expand.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 1.55 Megabytes

2005 Getting To Know Us

 

Title:Getting to know us: raising disability awareness in Alberta's schools.
Corporate Author: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Subject:Education - physically, mentally disabled|split|Disabilities - physical, mental - general
Publisher:Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2005
Abstract:

This publication grew out of the Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities’ (ACCD’s) first-hand experience with the myths and stereotypes that negatively affect the lives of people with disabilities. ACCD is an organization of and for people with disabilities, and our members deal with discriminatory attitudes every day.
With funding from the Alberta Human Rights, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism Education Fund, we’ve enhanced our school outreach program through the development of the Getting to Know Us curriculum. It builds on our existing program by providing lesson plans for teachers to implement before and after a visiting speaker comes to their class and by encouraging more disability organizations to become involved in school outreach.
The goal of Getting to Know Us is to challenge the stereotypical views that some students and teachers may have of us and, as a result, to reduce discrimination inside and outside the classroom. We believe this will be achieved with the following strategies:
» Providing students and teachers with opportunities to meet someone with a disability
» Providing students and teachers with opportunities to ask questions about disabilities in a familiar learning environment
» Demonstrating appropriate language when discussing disabilities
» Identifying and explaining the myths and stereotypes that shape attitudes about people with disabilities
» Identifying ways to create a barrier-free classroom for students with disabilities
» Involving students with disabilities in the presentation, when appropriate

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 165 Kilobytes

2005 Better Health Care

Title:Getting on with better health care: survey response.
Corporate Author: Alberta Disabilities Forum
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - general|split|Health issues - health in Alberta|split|Health issues - medicare
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2005
Abstract:

Contains ADF responses to questions regarding health policy frameworks.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 77 Kilobytes

2004 Disabilities Employment Report

Title:Employment for persons with disabilities
Corporate Author: Alberta Disabilities Forum
Subject:Employment - general|split|Disabilities - physical, mental - employment, sheltered industries
Publisher:Alberta Disabilities Forum
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2004
Abstract:

Persons with disabilities welcome any new venture that enhances their skills and knowledge to a level that will result in gainful employment. The Alberta Disabilities Forum believes there are several key areas where government and employers should focus their efforts in order to maximize the labour potential of persons with disabilities.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 2.19 Megabytes

2004 Preventing Abuse Inventory (in person’s with disabilities

Title:Preventing abuse of persons with disabilities: an inventory of training materials.
Corporate Author: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - general
Publisher:Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2004
Abstract:

In 2002, the Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD) completed a research project that examines the issue of violence against women with disabilities in Alberta. As a part of that project, we interviewed women with disabilities, victim services staff, women’s shelter directors, counsellors, caregivers, and many other front-line workers. Through these interviews, we learned that many people with disabilities, their advocates, and frontline workers felt they did not have adequate access to training/awareness-raising materials that raise awareness about violence against women/people with disabilities. They felt the materials they were using were out of date, more relevant to non-disabled individuals, or not readily obtainable.
In response, ACCD has developed this inventory of training/awareness-raising materials that focus on the issue of violence against people with disabilities. Our goal is to help these people, their advocates and families, caregivers, and other front-line workers to take action against violence through education and training.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 471 Kilobytes

2002 Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Title:Violence against women with disabilities: break the silence!
Corporate Author: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Subject:Women - sexual assault, violence against women|split|Disabilities - physical, mental - general
Publisher:Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2002
Abstract:

The purpose of this research project is to identify and address the specific safety needs of women with disabilities who live independently in Alberta.
To fulfil our purpose, this project will:
» Outline the extent and nature of the problem
» Raise awareness and understanding of the safety concerns faced by women with disabilities through community consultation and individual meetings
» Recommend policy and program guidelines to address the issue
» Position ACCD to play a leadership role in promoting and establishing safer communities for women with disabilities

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 08 April 2015
Filesize 331 Kilobytes

1989 January Tired of Begging for Dignity - A Background Paper on Pension Programs for the Disabled

Title:Tired of begging for dignity: a background paper on pension programs for the disabled.
Author(s):Salomaa, Diana
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - programs, services|split|Pensions - general
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1989
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 19 March 2015
Filesize 655 Kilobytes

1981 May Sheltered Industry needs for Edmonton – Abridged

 

Title:Sheltered industry needs for Edmonton
Author(s):Gaboury, Jackie
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - employment, sheltered industries
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1981
Language:English
Edition:Abridged, May 1981
Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Filesize 277 Kilobytes

1968 February Report of the Evaluation Committee - Edmonton Handi Buses

 

Title:Report of the evaluation committee: Edmonton handi-buses.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Transportation - Edmonton - general|split|Transportation - for persons with disabilities|split|Disabilities - physical, mental - programs, services
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1968
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Filesize 4.71 Megabytes

1967 An Examination of Facilities for Emotionally Disturbed and Retarded Children in the Province of Alberta

 

Title:An examination of facilities for emotionally disturbed and retarded children in the Province of Alberta
Corporate Author: Edmonton Welfare Council
Subject:Child care - Edmonton|split|Children - health|split|Children - services, planning|split|Disabilities - physical, mental - programs, services
Publisher:Edmonton Welfare Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1967 Language:English

Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Filesize 176 Kilobytes

2011 Addressing the Needs of

 

Title:Addressing the needs of Albertans with disabilities in home, supportive and long-term care living settings
Corporate Author: Alberta Disabilities Forum
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - planning, policy|split|Disabilities - physical, mental - programs, services
Publisher:Alberta Disabilities Forum
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

This series of position papers identifies problems that people with disabilities in Alberta face in the continuing care system. It also proposes solutions to these problems.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Filesize 1.41 Megabytes

2010 OCED Disability

Title:Sickness, disability and work: breaking the barriers : Canada : opportunities for collaboration.
Corporate Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - general|split|Health issues - general|split|Employment - general
Publisher:Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Place of Publication:Paris
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

Canada, like other OECD nations, is working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its policies for persons affected by sickness and disability. The employment picture for these persons is poor and as in other countries, this is associated with a heightened risk of being in or close to poverty and dependent on disability and other social welfare payments. The fall in labour demand since the start of the current economic downturn is especially concerning for such persons because they were already having difficulty finding work in the earlier part of this decade when the Canadian economy was growing strongly. A review of the Canadian system indicates that many of its employment and other social supports and benefits for persons with disabilities are restrictive and complex, and therefore difficult to access. Policy makers must overcome a number of systemic problems that underpin the outcomes in Canada.

Language:English
 Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Modified Date Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Filesize 534 Kilobytes

A patchwork quilt: income security for Canadians with disabilities

Title: A patchwork quilt: income security for Canadians with disabilities.
Author(s):Stapleton, John|split|Procyk, Stephanie
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - general|split|Income security programs - general 
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

The purpose of this Issue Briefing is to describe the sources of disability income security available to Canadians. We summarize seven distinct sources of disability income security benefits. In 2008-2009, these seven sources provided $25.7 billion in benefits or tax credits to people with disabilities. This amount represents an income security expenditure about twice the size of the federal Employment Insurance program in Canada. This briefing draws attention to the policy challenge of coordinating and aligning both the goals and the administration of disability income security programs in Canada.

Language:English
Material Type:Fact Sheet

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