Local Community Resources

This section identifies a number of disability-specific organizations that provide peer support and advocacy to individuals with chronic disabilities and their families. There are several valuable resources specifically for caregivers:

The links on this page connect you to organizations in Alberta and the Alberta Health Services- Edmonton Zone that provide disability-related information, advocacy, support, referrals and other services that may be useful for you or your loved one with a chronic disability. In addition

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Acoustic Neuroma – Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada (information and peer support) http://www.anac.ca

Acquired Brain Injury – see Brain Injury

Addictions – Alberta Health Services – Addiction & Drug Abuse (information and services) https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/amh.aspx

Aging – Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (information and links to services) http://www.seniorscouncil.net/

Alzheimer’s Disease – Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT (click Regional Offices for local organizations) https://alzheimer.ca/en/ab

American Sign Language Interpreters – Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Alberta (ASLIA office – directory of interpreters and fee schedule) http://www.aslia.ca/ 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – ALS Society of Alberta (information, support and advocacy) http://www.alsab.ca

Arthritis – The Arthritis Society (Alberta & NWT – information and advocacy) http://www.arthritis.ca/ab

Asthmahttps://albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page15627.aspx

Asthma – COPD & Asthma Network of Alberta (information and advocacy) http://www.canahome.org/contactus.html

Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton (information, peer support and advocacy) http://adhdassociationofgreateredmonton.wordpress.com/ 

Autism – Autism Society of Edmonton Area (information and advocacy) http://www.autismedmonton.org/ 

Autism –  https://autismcanada.org/

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Bipolar DisorderAlberta Mental Health https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/amh.aspx

Blindness – Canadian National Institute for the Blind (information, advocacy and peer support) https://www.cnib.ca/en?region=ab

Brain Injury – Alberta Brain Injury Network (information and services) http://reddeer.cmha.ca/programs_services/alberta-brain-injury-network-abin/#.URLBTGfPjng

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Cardiovascular Disease – Heart and Stroke Foundation (information and advocacy) https://www.heartandstroke.ca/

Celiac Disease – Edmonton Chapter website http://www.celiacedmonton.ca/

Cerebral Palsy – Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (advocacy and services) http://www.cpalberta.com/

Cerebral Palsy – Edmonton Cerebral Palsy Association http://www.edmontoncp.com/ 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – see Fibromyalgia

Chronic Pain – Chronic Pain Association of Canada (information, peer support and advocacy) http://www.chronicpaincanada.com 

COPD – COPD & Asthma Network of Alberta (information and advocacy) http://www.canahome.org/index.html

Cystic Fibrosis – Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (advocacy and links to clinics) http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/en/index.php

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Deafness – Alberta Association of the Deaf (advocacy) http://www.aadnews.ca/

Deafness - see also Sign Language Interpreters

Dementia – Alberta Association on Gerontology (education and professional support organization) https://www.albertaaging.ca/

Dementia – Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT (information and services) https://alzheimer.ca/en/ab

Depression – see also Mental Illness

Developmental Disabilities – Alberta Association for Community Living (advocacy) http://inclusionalberta.org/

Diabetes - Canadian Diabetes Association (Alberta - information and advocacy) https://www.diabetes.ca/

Disability – Alberta Easter Seals (mobility supports) http://www.easterseals.ab.ca/Site/index.aspx 

Disability – Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (cross-disability government office) https://www.alberta.ca/premiers-council-persons-with-disabilities.aspx

Down Syndrome – Canadian Down Syndrome Society (information and advocacy) http://www.cdss.ca/

Down Syndrome – Edmonton Down Syndrome Society (information and support) http://edss.ca/ 

Dyslexia – Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (information) http://www.ldalberta.ca/

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Epilepsy – Edmonton Epilepsy Association (information and peer support) http://www.edmontonepilepsy.org/

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Fibromyalgia – The Fibromyalgia Society of Edmonton & Area (peer support and advocacy) http://www.fibrosocietyedmonton.ca/ 

Fibromyalgia – The ME Society of Edmonton (peer support and advocacy) http://www.mesocietyedmonton.org/ 

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Hearing impairment – Alberta Association of the Deaf (advocacy) http://www.aadnews.ca/

Hearing impairment – Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Edmonton Branch (information and speechreading classes) http://www.chha-ed.com/

Hearing impairment – see also Sign Language Interpreters

Huntington Disease – Huntington Society of Canada (information) http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/english/index.asp 

Hydrocephalus – Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta (information, advocacy and support) http://www.sbhana.org/

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Kidney Disease – Kidney Foundation of Canada – Northern Alberta (information and referral, kidney care conference) http://www.kidney.ca/page.aspx?pid=266 

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Learning Disabilities – Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (information) http://www.ldalberta.ca/

Lupus – Lupus Society of Alberta (information, peer support and referral) http://www.lupus.ab.ca/

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Mental Illness – Alberta Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (l) http://aamimh.ca/ 

Mental Illness – Alberta Mental Health Self Help Network (peer support group) http://selfhelpnetwork.org/

Mental Illness – Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta Division (information and advocacy) http://alberta.cmha.ca/  

Mental Illness – Inform Alberta (generate listing of mental health services in your area) http://www.informalberta.ca

Mental Illness – Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (information, peer support and advocacy) http://www.schizophrenia.ab.ca/ 

Mood Disorders – see Affective Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis – MS Society of Canada – Edmonton & Capital Region (information, advocacy and peer support)  https://mssociety.ca/chapter/edmonton-and-capital-region-chapter

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Osteoarthritis – see Arthritis

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Pain – Chronic Pain Association of Canada (information, peer support and advocacy) http://www.chronicpaincanada.com

Palliative Care – Pilgrim's Hospice – palliative care for clients and family and for bereavement and grief support https://pilgrimshospice.com/

Palliative Care – University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing, The Changes Toolkit for persons receiving palliative care and their family caregivers https://www.changestoolkit.ca/ 

Paraplegia – Spinal Cord Injury  Alberta (information, advocacy, peer support and referral) https://sci-ab.ca/

Parkinson’s Disease – The Parkinson’s Society of Alberta (support and advocacy) http://www.parkinsonalberta.ca/

Pervasive Developmental Delay – see Autism

 

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Respiratory Diseases – COPD & Asthma Network of Alberta (information and advocacy) http://www.canahome.org/contactus.html

Rheumatoid Arthritis – see Arthritis

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Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (information, peer support and advocacy) http://www.schizophrenia.ab.ca/

Schizophrenia – see also Mental Illness

Scleroderma – Scleroderma Society of Canada (information and peer support) http://www.scleroderma.ca/

Scleroderma – see also Arthritis

Self-Help – https://albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page13125.aspx

Sign Language Interpreters – Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Alberta (ASLIA office – directory of interpreters and fee schedule) http://www.aslia.ca/

Spina Bifida – Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta (information, advocacy and support) http://www.sbhana.org/ 

Spinal Cord Injury – Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre (Northern Alberta) Society (services) http://scitcs.org/

Spinal Stenosis – see Chronic Pain

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