One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
Programs and Services
We’ve been serving people in Edmonton living with disabilities since 1979.
Our services support a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to:
- developmental disabilities
- physical limitations
- behavioural and psychological challenges
- medical fragility
The difference Disability Services makes
Our goal is to empower individuals to achieve their full potential with the support of their community. We create opportunities for each individual to enhance her/his quality of life through goal setting and personal achievement.
Who we serve
We were first established to provide support to women having a child living with disabilities.
Today, our services are expanded to include all adults and children with disabilities, and their families. From infants to seniors, we support everyone we can to ensure all those who come into our care are given every opportunity to live their best life.
What we offer
IN 2018, WE SERVED A TOTAL OF:
Our services are accessed by caseworker referral only through Alberta Government Disability Services:
- Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
- Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
To determine your caseworker and if you qualify for funding, contact:
For children living with disabilities:
Phone: 780-427-4354 | Fax: 780-427-0256
For adults living with disabilities:
Phone: 780-427-2817 | Fax: 780-422-6411
Your SupportMakes a Difference
When you support YWCA Edmonton, you transform the lives of thousands of women and families in need.