Disability-Specific Organizations

If you have a disability and/or chronic health conditions that impact your mobility, you can choose from a number of specialized organizations dedicated to assisting you with the specific experience of your condition(s). These organizations may have resources, programming or connections that can help make your experience better.  Some offer funding for equipment, modifications or services related to your disability. (Where possible, these organizations are local or provincial, however some are regional or national.)

In addition to these organizations, Alberta Health Services has created some condition-focused strategic clinical networks.

Consult this list of conditions and the websites of some corresponding organizations.

ALS   

ALS Society of Alberta

Alzheimer's   

Alzheimer Society Calgary   

Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories

Amputees   

Alberta Amputee Sports and Recreation Association   

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – Adult Amputee Program

Arthritis - Rheumatoid  Osteoarthritis

 The Arthritis Society, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories

Ataxia

Ataxia Canada, Western Branch

AHS Addiction & Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network

Bone and Joint Diseases, Injuries and Replacements

AHS Bone & Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network

Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute

McCaig Institute For Bone and Joint Health (University of Calgary)

Bone Metastases

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Ewings Cancer Foundation of Canada

AHS Cancer Strategic Clinical Network

AHS CancerControl Alberta

AHS Alberta Prevents Cancer

Kids With Cancer Society

Brain Injury

Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society

Association for the Rehabilitation of Brain Injured

Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency

Alberta Brain Injury Initiative

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – Brain Injury Clinic 

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families

Edmonton Cerebral Palsy Association

Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – Adult Cerebral Palsy Clinic

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

The National ME/FM Action Network

FM-CFS Canada

M.E. Society of Edmonton

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT

AHS Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network

Congestive Heart Failure

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

AHS Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network

Alberta Cardiac Access Collaborative

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Diabetic Cheiroarthropathy

Canadian Diabetes Association, Alberta Regional Offices

Alberta Health Services Diabetes

Alberta Diabetes Link

Alberta Diabetes Institute (University of Alberta)

Alberta Children’s Hospital Diabetes Clinic (University of Calgary)

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Canada

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Association of Calgary

Epilepsy Association of Calgary – Central Alberta Office

The Calgary Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Edmonton Epilepsy Association

Department of Clinical Neurosciences / The Epilepsy Clinic (University of Calgary)

Fibromyalgia

The National ME/FM Action Network

FM-CFS Canada

Fibromyalgia Society of Edmonton & Area

Alberta Rheumatology

Hearing Impaired, Deafness

Deaf & Hear Alberta

Connect Society

Huntington's Disease

Huntington Society of Canada

Hydrocephalus

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Southern Alberta

Malnutrition

AHS Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network

Multiple Sclerosis

MS Society of Canada, regional chapters throughout Alberta

MS Forms

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Spasticity Program

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Community Volunteer Chapters

Neuropathy, Myopathy 

Calgary Neuropathy Association

Edmonton (Alberta) Nerve Pain Association (EANPA)

AHS Addiction & Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network

Niemann Pick Type C

The Canadian Chapter of the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation 

Obesity

AHS Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Canada - Alberta Chapter

Alberta Rheumatology - Osteoporosis

Palliative care

Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association (AHPCA)

Hospice Calgary

Foothills Country Hospice Society in Alberta

Airdrie and District Hospice Society

Parkinsons

Parkinson Alberta

Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome Society of Alberta

Scoliosis

The Canadian Spine Society

Adult Spine Program - University of Alberta

Sight Impaired, Blind

Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired, Calgary Branch 

Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired, Edmonton Branch

Canadian Institute for the Blind – Alberta

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Southern Alberta

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – Spina Bifida Clinic (Pediatric)

Spinal Cord Injury, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCI-AB)

Calgary Spinal Cord Injury Program

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Spasticity Program

Stage V Renal Failure

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southern Alberta Branch

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Northern Alberta and the Territories

AHS Kidney Health Strategic Clinical Network

Stroke

U of C Stroke Rehabilitation Program

Stroke Recovery Association of Calgary

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Spasticity Program