Welcome ActionDignity, Engineers without Borders, and the Cerebral Palsy Association!
Welcome ActionDignity, Engineers Without Borders (Calgary), and the Cerebral Palsy Alberta!
The Calgary Alliance is proud to showcase the joining of three new members of the Calgary Alliance!
Here are our three newest members:
- Cerebral Palsy Alberta, and
- Engineers Without Borders.
ActionDignity is a community-based organization that facilitates the collective voice and action of ethnocultural and racialized communities and other equity seeking groups to pursue the vision of a just and equitable society for all.
It is a capacity builder and convenor with 120 member ethnocultural organizations. The organization has been at the forefront of many initiatives addressing issues of diversity, human rights, racial inequities, and public participation.
They have an ongoing campaign on anti-racism (hosting events in collaboration with the City of Calgary with a focus on the Anti-Racism Action Plan), mental health and advocacy for communities in Calgary.
Consider giving them a follow on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to get their updates. Their list of members (spanning from the Filipino-Canadian Women Multi-Purpose Cooperative to the Eritrean Canadian Community Association of Calgary (also a member of the Calgary Alliance)), can be viewed here.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Calgary Professional Chapter is a volunteer-run non for profit organization. They unlock human potential in Sub-Saharan Africa by investing in forward-thinking social enterprises. The EWB team also supports local innovators to accelerate their impact and apply their innovations on a global scale, to the benefit of millions.
EWB's vision is a world where everyone’s basic needs are met and where everyone can live to their full potential. Their mission is to catalyze changes that address the root causes of poverty and inequity by investing in people and ideas that will contribute to building an equitable and sustainable world.
The Calgary Professional Chapter has several active ventures, which include:
- Water Movement, a group advocating for clean water to be provided for indigenous communities in Canada, and who actively work with water operators on nations in Alberta.
- Fair Trade Calgary, a group advocating for fair trade choices to be the norm at all stores and businesses in Calgary. Fair Trade Calgary’s current campaign is to achieve a Fair Trade Town designation for Calgary, and they plan to achieve this goal by achieving the support of businesses that offer fair trade choices, working with community groups who value and help bring awareness to the importance of fair trade, and working with elected officials to endorse Calgary becoming a Fair Trade Town.
Give EWB Calgary a follow on Twitter or Facebook. For the Fair Trade Calgary effort, consider following their Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (and maybe their newsletter and sign their petition on earning our city a Fair Trade Town designation). As for the Water Movement, they can be followed on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Twitter.
Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) is a registered non-profit organization that supports people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities in the province of Alberta, Canada.
Cerebral Palsy Alberta is committed to social change and progress for persons with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. They strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society from the web to the workplace, and from the classroom to the community.
As a community organization, they provide services such as individual and family support, therapy and recreational programs, assistive technology, referrals, employment assistance and advocacy. The CPAA is an influential and strong organization that is a recognized leader in the development of a collaborative programs and initiatives to ensure that persons with disabilities are able to achieve equality of opportunity, social and economic participation.
Here are two major campaigns they're working on:
- Alberta Ability Network, an initiative of Cerebral Palsy Alberta, is a collaborative of stakeholders, people with lived experience and those who support them, health practitioners, academia, community advocates, and government that strives to address systemic barriers facing persons with disabilities; strengthen the disability sector and influence policy and decision-making.
- Barrier-free Alberta is a grassroots initiative that grew out of the Alberta Ability Network with one main purpose– to get strong and effective accessibility legislation passed in Alberta.
For their work on the Alberta Ability Network, consider following them on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). In addition to this, their team at Barrier-free AB are looking for organizations to sign a pledge on their website (located at https://www.barrierfreeab.ca/support). Also, consider following them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as they build a broader coalition to advocate for accessibility legislation in our province.