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RAMP is a program available to eligible wheelchair users to modify their home to be more wheelchair accessible. Applicants can apply for a RAMP grant for up to $5,000.

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A parking placard and/or disabled license plate enables those unable to walk 50 meters (150 feet) to use specially designated parking facilities.

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Non-profit organization and registered charity with a mandate to create opportunities for safe, affordable, barrier-free housing for persons with mobility issues.

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Responsible for managing the eligibility, booking, scheduling and dispatching shared-ride, door-to-door public transportation services for Calgarians with disabilities.

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Offers support and care from healthcare providers to people in their homes. Needs are assessed and a care plan is made.

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Provides long-term residential care, including, nursing and personal care, physical, occupational or recreational therapy, pharmacy, podiatry, social work or pastoral counselling services.

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Helping people with disabilities save for the future. Canadian residents under age 60 who are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit can open a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and can also receive money from the Government to encourage savings.
1-800-622-6232

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The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps individuals with disabilities, or their caregivers, reduce the amount of tax they have to pay. The above website provides links to information on the DTC, the registered Disability Savings Plan, and other related information.

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Seniors may qualify for several federal and/or provincial tax credits. Seniors eligible for the disability tax credit may also be eligible to claim additional medical expenses.
1-800-959-8281

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The AISH program provides financial and health-related assistance to eligible adults with a disability. AISH health benefits and supplemental assistance may also assist a client’s cohabiting partner and dependent children.
1-866-477-8589

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Emotional support and webinars for caregivers.

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Support groups for family and caregivers of individuals with a brain injury.

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Providing support groups, community resources referral, educational workshops and many more services for anyone providing care for a loved one.

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Provides support, information and guidance for family members of a person dealing with mental illness and/or addictions.

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Provides support for caregivers; to empower and promote caregiver well being.

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Offers support for caregivers who are not paid including: connections to healthcare and community services, a supportive person to talk to, education programs, a library of books, videos, and articles.

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The Alberta Aphasia Camp is a weekend-long camp held every September. It is held in a rustic outdoor camp away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It provides an opportunity for individuals who are living with aphasia, as well as one of their family members or friends, to enjoy a weekend retreat. Activities are both recreational and therapeutic in nature.

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URSA is a Calgary based not-for-profit agency that supports the needs of disabled individuals in the community setting. The agency prides itself in being “universal”, meaning developing and offering rehabilitation services to individuals that are currently not being used.
(403) 272-7722

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Not a traditional hospital, but rather a facility that provides specialized mental health and brain injury treatment and care. Specialists and health professionals committed to integrated, multidisciplinary care and treatment.
(403) 783-7803

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provide innovative support to adults with a developmental disability. We specialize in delivering services to individuals with complex needs and provide an array of residential and vocational supports to this population.
(403) 207-5115

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Addresses the specific needs of stroke recoverers in dealing with their new lifestyle, and help caregivers dealing with stroke survivors.
(403) 827-7520

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SABIS promotes lifelong supports and services for adults with acquired brain injury and their families and advocates for open and inclusive communities for all persons regardless of the severity of their brain injury.
(403) 521-5212

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The Talisman is a recreation facility with accessible services. ARBI holds walking and aquatics groups here, for example.

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A survivor’s guide to the Canadian Stroke Best Practice recommendations. (pdf)

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JB Music Therapy Inc. is recognized throughout Calgary, Alberta as an expert provider for music therapy programs, presentations and resources for health care and education professionals.

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In-Definite Arts is a nonprofit visual arts centre where artists with developmental disabilities come together to create, exhibit and sell artwork.

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Providing counselling for a wide range of services, including but not limited to; addictions, depression, trauma, health issues, victim of a crime etc.
(403) 265-4980
(403) 691-5991 (direct counselling)

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The Calgary Aphasia Centre (CAC) is a non-profit program created to support and advocate for Calgarians living with aphasia. There is no cost to attend.

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Getting on with the rest of your life PDF

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A unique collaborative effort that brings together researchers, students, government, industry and the non-profit sector.

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Improving the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promoting its prevention.

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The Survival Guide is intended to provide basic information and support to survivors of acquired brain injury and their families.

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ABII is a network of agencies across the province that assist survivors and their families in accessing supports from various programs and community resources.

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Stroke Information and Resource Guide

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24 hour a day, 7 day a week nurse telephone advice and health information service line.

1-866-403-5464

(403) 943-5464

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