AACT Virtual Summit Project
Here is the flyer for our last 2020 Self-Advocacy Summit session on Monday, December 7 on Self-Advocacy and You. We talked about ways you can get your voice heard by decision-makers, both on your own and in groups. We also helped connect participants to Alberta self-advocacy groups and activities to help them speak out and learn how to connect with others who share their concerns. See the Summit page to find out about the other Summit sessions and recordings of past sessions.
Are you passionate about self-advocacy? Do you live in rural Alberta and feel isolated and disconnected from your peers? AACT got money through FCSS at the City of Calgary to do a project to connect people in rural and remote parts of Alberta to the self-advocacy community.
If you, or someone you know, live in rural Alberta and would like to participate please fill out this form (Click here) and submit it! We will connect you with a regional coordinator and a free tablet! You will also be connected with a peer trainer, as well as any adaptive devices you need. Our peer trainers will come to you and show you how to use the device)s) so you can take part in our mini summits starting in November! You must be 18 or older and identify as having an intellectual disability! We look forward to hearing from you!
Town Hall Zoom Recording. Click on Closed-captioned notes to download the text from KLM Captioning (33 pages in PDF)
Over and over in our meetings with government, we have told them what people with disabilities and poor people need.
- We asked the government to change the AISH/Income Support payment date back to what it was.
- We asked for a top-up of $300 (like in BC) to AISH/Income Support payments to help with COVID-19 extra expenses.
- We asked the government to ensure that people on AISH/Income Supports be given proper PPE regardless of whether they get agency support or not.