Central Region

Central Alberta Advocacy Network

We are self-advocates, adults with developmental disabilities, from across Central Region of Alberta who get together to practise leadership skills and have our voices heard.

Learn about Self-Advocacy! Share Experiences! Meet new people! Feel good about yourself! If you want to have fun, meet other self-advocates and become a leader in your community, join CAAN. Together we CAAN!

CAAN meetings are held every December, March and June with the 3-day Fall Leadership Retreat in September. Call or email through our Facebook page for more info. 

Our address is 5431 - 36 Avenue Wetaskiwin Alberta T9A 3C7

Our phone number is (780) 352-6096

Our email address is caan@horizonscentre.com

Join our group on Facebook!



Leadership and Advisory Council - Red Deer

The Leadership and Advisory Council runs as a advisory council to Etana. Our purpose is to have the information and experience needed to be involved in decisions in our lives, be active in our community and participate fully in our services.

We do this by giving individuals:

  • The opportunity to build on valued roles
  • Facilitate relationships and
  • Have the good things in life.

The Leadership and Advisory Council

  • Acts as an advisory board to our agency. Our ambassador sits on the agency's board of directors.
  • Makes positive contributions to the communities in which we live and participates by volunteering, working, belonging to community boards and inclusive community activities/groups.
  • Identifies barriers and works together to find solutions, filling gaps and building bridges
  • Holds information sharing sessions weekly

The Advisory board meets the second Monday of every month at 3:30 pm

Our address is: #130, 2810 Bremner Ave. Red Deer Alberta T4R 1M9

Our email is lacouncil@etana.ca but you can also reach us at julia.lawrence@etana.ca<.p>

Our phone number is: (403) 342-4550 Ext. 108

Check us out at https://etana.ca/leadership-and-advisory-council/

Join our group on Facebook!


Drumheller Meteorites Self-Advocacy Group

Drumheller has a self-advocacy group called the Meteorites. We are a group of individuals within the services at DARTS who meet up to advocate for ourselves and for our rights to learn about healthy relationships and all sorts of things.

Our email address is drumhellermeteorites@live.com


Horizon Hurricanes - Wetaskiwin

Horizon Hurricanes is a starting point for individuals to learn and practise advocacy skills, then to move on to participating in the community and regional groups as they are interested. Hurricanes’ mission statement reflects this idea and states that they are “Self-Advocates of the future.” The main goals are networking, community involvement and helping others. Due to the large number of individuals who participate in the Hurricanes, there are two groups that meet on Fridays: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Every Friday at noon, the elected Hurricanes Directors meet to brainstorm ideas and make decisions.

The Hurricanes promote self-advocacy by naming a Self-Advocate of the Month. Peers and staff are able to nominate individuals throughout the organization who display leadership and self-advocacy skills in their daily lives. All nominations are reviewed by the Hurricanes members who then vote to select the winner.

Our address is 5431 - 36 Avenue Wetaskiwin Alberta T9A 3C7

Our phone number is (780) 352-6096

Learn more about us at http://www.horizonscentre.com/#hurricanes


Catholic Social Services Stargazers - Wetaskiwin

Stargazers is a self-advocacy group for adults age 18 and older with a developmental disability. This group is committed to the promotion of independence, community integration, and inclusion through empowerment, skill-building, self-awareness and personal development. The group meets every Monday (excluding holidays) from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Our address is Catholic Social Services - 5206-51 Ave. Wetaskiwin, AB.

For more information contact the Stargazers Service Coordinator at (780) 352-5535.

Our website is at https://www.cssalberta.ca/Our-Services/Supports-for-Children-Adults-with-Disabilities/Stargazers-Self-Advocacy-Group


If you would like to contact the Central region about AACT, please send an e-mail to central.act@gmail.com.


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