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We have developed an inclusive and comprehensive digital guide, accompanied by customized resources, to address the needs of the autistic and/or neurodiverse community who often face difficulties accessing traditional charitable services. Our aim is to bridge this gap by offering tailored information and resources that cater to their specific requirements.

Our resource page is specifically designed to focus on essential aspects of adult life, encompassing finances, housing, post-secondary education, and more. By providing a centralized platform, we aim to empower individuals to lead healthy and sustainable adult lives. Beyond practical information, our resource page also serves as a hub for individuals to connect with their neurodiverse community, fostering support, socialization, and assistance in overcoming the unique challenges they may encounter.

We take pride in ensuring that our foundation remains accessible around the clock, offering unrestricted access to autistic and/or neurodiverse individuals who can benefit from our resources whenever they need them. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate a community where the autistic and/or neurodiverse adult population can navigate their surroundings with accommodation and sustainability in mind.


AUTISM FOR LIFE FOUNDATION (AFLF) CREATED CONTENT 

THESE ARE RESOURCES THAT OUR TEAM HAVE CREATED FOR OUR COMMUNITY 

VINCENT NELSON

WEB DESIGNER

NATHAN WILLIAMS

WEB DEVELOPER

THOMAS CALVIN

ACCOUNT MANAGER

CRA & TAX INFORMATION


The Canada Revenue Agency operates a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program to assist low-income Canadians with completing their income tax returns at no cost. For more information or to get a copy of your Notice of Assessment call the CRA’s Individual tax enquiries line at 1-800-959-8281, or visit their website at https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program.html


Want to become a community volunteer with the CRA?

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/cvitp-taxes-volunteers.html


Canada Revenue Agency

Free Tax Clinics

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/free-tax-help.html?emaillink


Canada Revenue Agency

My Account for Individuals

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/account-individuals.html


Canada Revenue Agency

E-services for individuals

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals.html


The Government of Canada & The CRA

Grant for hosting free tax clinics

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program/grant.html


Canada Revenue Agency

Forms listed by number

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/forms.html


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Contact the Canada Revenue Agency about your debt

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/about-canada-revenue-agency-cra/when-you-money-collections-cra/contact-canada-revenue-agency-about-your-debt.html

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Contact the Canada Revenue Agency

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/contact-information.html

Contact information – child and family benefits

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/contact-information-child-family-benefits.html


IMPORTANT DATES:


Climate action incentive payment Dates:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/cai-payment.html?emaillink


The monthly schedule for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped and Income Support benefits payments: https://www.alberta.ca/aish-and-income-support-payment-date-change.aspx


If you receive federal benefits, including some provincial/territorial benefits, you will receive payment on these dates:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/calendar.html


Indexation Adjustment For Personal Income Tax And Benefit Amounts: Each year, certain personal income tax and benefit amounts are indexed to inflation using the Consumer Price Index data as reported by Statistics Canada:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/frequently-asked-questions-individuals/adjustment-personal-income-tax-benefit-amounts.html


FOOD RECOURCES WITHIN CALGARY & ALBERTA


CALL 211 to begin with, they can offer you resources to the community that may not be listed here!!!


The Women’s Center

Calgary Food Resources

https://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Food-resource-sheet-2023.pdf


THE CITY OF CALGARY

Access to food - Calgary Community Food Map

https://www.calgary.ca/social-services/low-income/access-to-food.html


Calgary Community Food Map

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1MzdOiEEK_AG4FOF5x_m02EIv_IEP3fhf&ll=51.0333462794184%2C-114.07405260000002&z=11


FINANCIAL RESOURCES:


Government of Alberta’s Financial Assistance For People With Disabilities: AISH, Residential Access Modification Program, Aids to Daily Living and other financial aid: https://www.alberta.ca/financial-assistance-for-people-with-disabilities.aspx


Government of Alberta’s Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL): https://www.alberta.ca/aadl-eligibility-and-application-for-benefits.aspx


Government of Alberta’s Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Financial and health benefits for eligible Albertans with a permanent medical condition that prevents them from earning a living: https://www.alberta.ca/aish.aspx


Government of Alberta’s Emergency Financial Assistance Financial assistance for unexpected emergencies is available through the Emergency Needs Allowance: https://www.alberta.ca/emergency-financial-assistance.aspx

Government of Alberta’s Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) Low income Albertans with mobility challenges can apply for grants to modify their home: https://www.alberta.ca/residential-access-modification-program.aspx


Financial Benefits Summary Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped:

http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/AWOnline/documents/2020-AISH-Financial-Benefits-Summary.pdf


AIDE Canada Autism funding and programs for people 18+ in Alberta:

https://aidecanada.ca/learn/family-support/autism-funding-and-programs-for-18-in-alberta


Calgary Legal Guidance Social Benefits Assistance Program CLG’s Social Benefits Assistance Program (SBAP) offers information, advice and guidance to those facing challenges with the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Program: https://clg.ab.ca/programs-services/social-benefits-advocacy-program/


Disability Credit Canada Help disabled Canadians & their families qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and CPP Disability benefits and then maximize their refunds & credits:

https://disabilitycreditcanada.com/about-us


CREDIT REPORT INFORMATION:


Government of Canada - How Long Information Stays On Your Credit Report: https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/credit-reports-score/information-credit-report.html


Credit Reporting Agency’s: https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/credit-reports-score/credit-report-score-basics.html


Trans Union: https://www.transunion.ca

Equifax: https://www.consumer.equifax.ca/personal/


The Autism for Life Foundation highly recommends Turbo Tax Auto Fill to file your taxes alone.

Canada Revenue Agency - File your taxes online Certified tax software - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/netfile-overview/certified-software-netfile-program.html?emaillink


Canada Revenue Agency - Disability tax credit (DTC): https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html


Canada Revenue Agency - What is a registered disability savings plan (RDSP): https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/registered-disability-savings-plan-rdsp.html


Government of Canada – Federal Benefits which Includes Employment Insurance, child benefit, pensions and benefits for housing, student aid, family, disabilities and after a death: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits.html?emaillink


Government of Canada – Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Assistance Program: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/grants-loans/repay/assistance/rap.html


Death Benefit Provided by Employment and Social Development Canada - The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) death benefit is a one-time payment, payable to the estate or other eligible individuals, on behalf of a deceased CPP contributor: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-death-benefit.html


https://www.consolidatedcreditcanada.ca/financial-news/how-to-remove-collections-from-a-credit-report-in-canada/

https://www.consumer.equifax.ca/en/personal/?pa=CAPD


Telus Caring for communities across Canada - Telus is working hard to ensure everyone has access to world-leading technology and healthcare, including the most marginalized among us, through our Connecting for Good® programs.

Telus Internet for Good provides thousands of low-income families in British Columbia, Alberta and some areas of Quebec with the tools and connectivity they need to succeed: https://www.telus.com/en/social-impact/connecting-canada/connecting-for-good-programs?linktype=search_searchResult_internet%20for%20good&linkpos=1


THE AUTISM FOR LIFE’S PREFERRED BANK IS THE ALBERTA TREASURY BRANCH (ATB):


We highly recommend you register your Registered Disability Saving Plan with ATB Prosper:

To register the disability savings plan with is The Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) contact their wealth division at 1-888-282-3863 or by email atbwealth@atb.com


Register your RDSP with ATB resource page: https://www.atb.com/wealth/good-advice/investing-and-saving/rdsp-reference-guide/

https://www.atb.com/siteassets/pdf/wealth/guides/registered-disability-savings-plan/rdsp-reference-guide.pdf


ATB Currency Exchange Rates: https://www.atb.com/resources/rates/currency-exchange-rates/


Find an ATB Location: https://www.atb.com/resources/find-a-location/


HOUSING SUPPORTS:


TENANT INSURANCE is legally required and highly important to not only protect yourself but your neighbours, we have provided the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) insurance broker locator for your convivence. IBAA is a non-profit trade association representing over 4200 members through about 260 individual brokerages, and working in over 550 offices throughout Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. IBAA is also a proud member of Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), their national counterpart.


The Autism for Life Foundation highly recommends https://www.dejongsinsurance.ca as our foundations preferred insurance broker.


Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) insurance Find an Alberta Insurance Broker & Insurance Tips for Consumers: https://www.ibaa.ca/page/Consumers


Government of Alberta’s Affordable Housing website: https://www.alberta.ca/affordable-housing.aspx

Housing options and rent assistance for Albertans in need and supports for housing providers and municipalities.


City of Calgary’s Affordable Housing Resources:

https://www.calgary.ca/categories/subcategory-affordablehousing.html


City of Calgary’s Calgary Housing’s Rent Assistance Benefit:

https://calgaryhousingcompany.org/rent-assistance-benefit/


City of Calgarys Calgary Housing Application to obtain affordable housing:

https://calgaryhousingcompany.org/apply-for-subsidized-housing/


Rocky View Foundation Housing Supports for Airdrie, Cochrane, or elsewhere in the Rocky View Region: https://www.rockyviewfoundation.org


Forward Housing is a foundation with a goal to ensure Calgarians have safe and affordable housing.

Please be advised you must meet the Core Needs Income Threshold (CNIT) to be eligible to apply:

https://forwardhousing.ca/live-here/apply-for-housing/


The Autism Housing Network is a database that specializes in locating housing specifically for persons on the autistic spectrum in Canada & the USA: https://www.autismhousingnetwork.org/housing/


Autism BC is the Province of British Columbia’s Autism Network, this is hyperlink goes to their blog post about housing autistic adults Housing Supports for Autistic Adults: https://www.autismbc.ca/blog/housing/



The Center for Public Legal Information Alberta has crafted a robust website for Alberta Tenants to assist with legal information, if you are having concerns with a Landlord please visit their site for more information: https://www.landlordandtenant.org/help/legal-advice/


Information for landlords and tenants, you can find some information to assist with renting within Alberta:

https://www.alberta.ca/information-for-landlords-and-tenants.aspx


Government of Alberta’s Consumer Complaint Overview website, if you wish to file a consumer complaint against a business please go to the following link: https://www.alberta.ca/file-consumer-complaint.aspx Please note, you can file a complaint against a business, or a person running a business, for an unfair business or tenancy transaction.


Once you have contacted Service Alberta’s Consumer Complaint department at 1-877-427-4088 go to the following website and make your consumer complaint profile with the PABLO database:

https://www.pablo.gov.ab.ca/ciu/default.aspx


Heritage Law Offices of Edmonton’s Blog Post on Tenancy within Alberta:

https://www.heritagelaw.com/blog/ending-a-lease-early-in-alberta-what-are-the-rules/


Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner resources for Tenant’s and Landlords:

https://oipc.ab.ca/resource/landlords-and-tenants/


TENANT RESOURCES & RIGHTS - CASE LAW AND/OR COMMON LAW SEARCH ENGINES


The Women’s Center

Legal Guidance in Calgary

https://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Legal.pdf

Government of Alberta

Service Alberta RTDRS – How to apply, follow these steps to apply for a hearing at the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service

https://www.alberta.ca/rtdrs-apply.aspx


Government of Alberta

PROCEDURE SUMMARY Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS), to ensure you are prepared for a hearing

https://servicealberta.ca/pdf/rtdrs/ProcedureChartFinal.pdf

The Government of Alberta

Service Alberta Residential Tenancy Act Handbook For Landlords & Tenants Residential Tenancies Act & Regulations

http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/pdf/tipsheets/RTA_Handbook_BW.pdf

Government of Alberta

Request for RTDRS Fee Waiver and Statement of Finances, to be uploaded when you submit your application with the RTDRS against a Landlord

https://www.servicealberta.ca/pdf/rtdrs/Fee_Waiver_Form.pdf


Government of Alberta

Service Alberta RTDRS Hearings and orders, how to prepare for your hearing and what to do after an order is issued.

https://www.alberta.ca/rtdrs-hearings-and-orders.aspx

Alberta Landlord

Preparing to Win: Effective Evidence for Court Applications By Heidi Besuijen, RMRF

https://www.albertalandlord.org/uploads/5/0/6/1/50612327/preparing_to_win_effective_evidence_for_court_applications.pdf


Velex

Use Velex The 10x legal intelligence platform to find needed case law

https://vlex.com


LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY:


Little E Coffee: https://www.instagram.com/lilecoffee/?hl=en

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/lil-e-coffee-cafe-1.5913344

https://youtu.be/5u9Vj4CBH7A


Purple Pig Website Design: https://www.purplepig.ca/calgary-web-design/

Tower Smiles Dental will assist those on social assistance and have a strong non-discrimination policy:

https://www.towersmiles.ca/site/home

Rexall Pharmacies have always serviced our beneficiaries with no discrimination and/or discriminatory treatment towards social assistance beneficiaries: https://www.rexall.ca/pharmacy


Wellness Association: Currently, supports for wellness services and is striving to become Canada’s first registered charity that supports health services that are not a part of the health care act: https://www.wellnessassociation.org


Canadian Cannabis Clinics has continually supported our community with no complaints about discrimination and are fast acting with all processes: https://www.cannabisclinics.ca



TRANSPORTATION:


Calgary Transit

Calgary Transit Access accessible transportation for our community:

https://www.calgarytransit.com/calgary-transit-access


DREAMS

DREAMS is a transportation company set up to help individuals within the Calgary community get where they need to go: http://www.dreamstransportation.ca


City of Calgary - Fair Entry Program lets you apply for multiple programs and services with one application and your eligibility is based on your income: This hyperlink will allow you to apply for your low income bus pass: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/cns/neighbourhood-services/programs-and-services-for-low-income-calgarians.html


City of Calgary - Fair Entry Program Low Income Bus Pass Income Bands: https://www.calgarytransit.com/content/transit/en/home/fares---passes/passes/low-income-monthly-pass.html


City of Calgary

Cycling And Walking Route Maps

https://www.calgary.ca/bike-walk-roll/maps.html


Aaron Paramedical Services - provides quality medical standby and consulting services to a diverse clientele in Canada, and abroad, they offer Wheelchair Access Transportation services across Alberta and neighbouring provinces: http://www.paramedical.ca/services/wheelchair-access-transport/


Women’s Center Weekly Bus Ticket Program - At 9:30 am women call in for a chance to get a book of bus tickets. Every week, we run out in a manner of minutes: https://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/transit-low-income-riders/



EMPLOYMENT:


Currently, within Canada it is estimated that roughly 90% of autistic adults are either unemployed and/or underemployed, even after completing post-secondary education, and possessing valued qualities every workplace strives to acquire. Autistic person (s) are dependable, loyal, and trustworthy associates, entrepreneurs, and partners for the following reasons: detail-oriented, strong error detectors, possess unparalleled ingenuity, a strong sense of fairness and social justice, excellent problem-solvers, visual learners and thinkers with a strong work ethic


HIRING AUTISTIC AND/OR NEURODIVERSE INDIVIDUALS:


Neurodiversity Centres of Excellence, EY Canada

As businesses transform at accelerated rates, finding new paths of innovation to drive long-term value are critical. Our EY Neurodiversity Centres of Excellence offer advanced technology capabilities to help organizations like yours better recruit, onboard and develop a neurodiverse workforce.

https://www.ey.com/en_ca/consulting/neurodiversity-centres-of-excellence-ey-canada


SAP Autism at Work Program - Our ground-breaking Autism at Work program provides hiring and workplace support, and leverages the unique abilities and perspectives of colleagues on the autism spectrum. Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace, At SAP, we don’t ask our employees to change what makes them unique; we embrace it. We want our employees to know they can be themselves at work and that we value their authentic identities: https://jobs.sap.com/content/Autism-at-Work/?locale=en_US


Forbes Leadership Editors' Pick How To Prepare For An Interview Amid The Great Resignation:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/01/11/how-to-ace-the-50-most-common-interview-questions/?sh=6e6409554624


CTV News - Adults living with autism entering the workforce: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/adults-living-with-autism-entering-the-workforce-1.5340332


Exceptional Individuals provides consulting, recruitment, and employment support to employers and individuals with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism: https://exceptionalindividuals.com

Exceptional Individuals - Who We Are (Explainer Video): https://youtu.be/OJxqsvdAP9o


The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals: https://askearn.org


Autism Career Pathways - Employ | Empower | Excel Getting the World Ready for the Autistic Workforce:

https://autismcareerpathways.org


Specialisterne is an internationally recognized leader in harnessing the talents of people on the autism spectrum, or with similar neurodiversities, by providing them with the opportunity to sustain meaningful employment. Specialisterne, We support employers to tap into the talents of a neurodiverse workforce and to build inclusive organizations:

https://ca.specialisterne.com/


Google Cloud Strengthening our workplace with neurodiverse talent, July 26, 2021 Rob Enslin President, Global Customer Operations, Google Cloud: https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/google-cloud-launches-a-career-program-for-people-with-autism


Autism Training And Technical Assistance Project Why I Should Hire Someone with ASD

https://autismcollegeandcareer.com/images/pdf/Why-I-should-Hire-ASD-Top-10.pdf


Anthony at your Service

Alberta’s only socially responsible, customizable, direct delivery service. Serving Edmonton, Calgary, and B.C.

https://www.anthonyatyourservice.com/careers


Autism Career Pathways

Have the goal to educate and empower businesses to hire neurodiverse adults

https://autismcareerpathways.org


Community Futures

Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program can help you build your business dream.

https://cfaedp.com


Government of Alberta

Disability Related Employment Supports provides supports to help people with disabilities succeed in school and find rewarding careers

https://www.alberta.ca/disability-related-employment-supports.aspx



EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND INFORMATION:


Government of Alberta

Disability Related Employment Supports provides supports to help people with disabilities succeed in school and find rewarding careers

https://www.alberta.ca/disability-related-employment-supports.aspx


Government of Alberta - Alberta Learning Information Service: https://alis.alberta.ca


Government of Alberta - Alberta Learning Information Service: Finding Work With a Criminal Record

https://alis.alberta.ca/look-for-work/find-work/finding-work-with-a-criminal-record/


Government of Alberta - Alberta’s Province-wide Service Directory: https://informalberta.ca/public/common/initializeDirectoryList.do


Canadian Civil Liberties Association - Police Record Checks In Employment And Volunteering: https://ccla.org/recordchecks/doc/Police%20Record%20Checks%20in%20Employment%20and%20Volunteering.pdf


Calgary Legal Guidance Dial-A-Law series provide only general information on legal issues within the province of Alberta. This service is provided by Calgary Legal Guidance funded in part by the Alberta Law Foundation. This topic discusses things to consider when signing a contract for the sale and purchase of goods or services Signing a Contract: https://clg.ab.ca/index.php/legal-help/free-legal-info-formerly-dial-a-law/debt-credit/signing-a-contract/


Harvard Extension School Resumes And Cover Letters OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES - https://hwpi.harvard.edu/files/ocs/files/hes-resume-cover-letter-guide.pdf

Harvard University · Faculty of Arts and Sciences Career And Academic Resource Center www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu

Harvard Extension School: www.extension.harvard.edu/resources/career-academic-resource-center

BC Tech Become a Member - BC Tech is a non-profit dedicated to making BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company. We pursue this mission by providing the places and events for the community to come together; impactful programs that help companies grow, scale, export and adopt technology; up-to-date information about the tech sector; and the solutions required to ensure our industry and our province continue to grow and thrive: https://wearebctech.com


NeuroEmploy aims to change the narrative, find innovative and productive ways to support neurodiverse individuals into and at work, and to educate employers and business the value of having neurodiversity in the workplace: https://neuroemploy.com


Government of Alberta - Alberta Works Calgary & Area Labour Market Report Recruiting and Employing Persons with Disabilities: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/334461f7-3f2f-48f8-a2b4-eb9d77dc9191/resource/b1c91ff6-80f5-44a3-afa0-d4ae32529671/download/7103610-recruiting-employing-persons-with-disabilities-2014-employer-survey-results.pdf


Government of Alberta Ready Willing & Able

Building An Inclusive Labour Force

https://readywillingable.ca


Spectrum Works focuses on Empowering Vulnerable communities to build an equitable world:

https://spectrumworks.ca

Spectrum Works Virtual Job Fair: https://spectrumworks.ca/register-now-job-seeker/

Tech Talent - Rogers, Salesforce, & IBM To Participate In Virtual Job Fair for People with Autism:

https://techtalent.ca/virtual-job-fair-for-people-with-autism/

Government of Alberta Employment Services to help Albertans find work and explore career, employment and training options: https://www.alberta.ca/calgary-employment-services.aspx#jumplinks-0


Government of Alberta Disability Related Employment Supports - Provides supports to help people with disabilities succeed in school and find rewarding careers: https://www.alberta.ca/disability-related-employment-supports.aspx


Calgary Alternative Employment Services

https://www.calgary-employment.ca


Mentra

Mentra is a neurodiverse-friendly talent platform that intelligently matches neurodiverse individuals with employers that value their strengths: https://www.mentra.me


Accenture

Our purpose to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity, we help our clients become the next and best versions of themselves: https://www.accenture.com/ca-en/careers/explore-careers/areas-of-interest/areas-expertise


P4P

Empowers people with disabilities and their families with FREE resources to create meaningful lives and secure futures, firmly rooted in community: https://www.planningnetwork.ca/


Toronto Star

Two-thirds of Albertans with developmental disabilities unemployed report:

https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2018/06/27/two-thirds-of-albertans-with-developmental-disabilities-unemployed-report.html


VMock

has become the destination for students and professionals globally as they navigate complex job markets and get ready to put their best foot forward

https://www.vmock.com


SAP RESOURCES:


SAP Events page - If you have a Community event to list, please email community@sap.com :https://community.sap.com/events


Build breakthroughs with SAP Find your next role. SAP supports hybrid flexible working models for all positions unless onsite requirements are stated in the job posting: https://jobs.sap.com


OpenSAP offers innovative learning for everyone, It’s free, expert-led, and made for you by SAP. Whether you’re an SAP expert or beginner, staying up-to-date with the latest technologies is a must. You’ll find a variety of learning options with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Microlearning, and Podcasts available on openSAP: https://open.sap.com

SAP Certification

Become a trusted SAP expert with validated solution skills: https://training.sap.com/certification/


SAP Job Postings with Accenture: https://www.accenture.com/ca-en/careers/jobsearch?jk=sap&sb=0&vw=0&is_rj=0&pg=1


SAP Sapphire: On your schedule Missed it? You can still learn how to future-proof your business and stay one step ahead with SAP: https://www.sap.com/index.html


SAP Autism at Work Program - Our ground-breaking Autism at Work program provides hiring and workplace support, and leverages the unique abilities and perspectives of colleagues on the autism spectrum. Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace, At SAP, we don’t ask our employees to change what makes them unique; we embrace it. We want our employees to know they can be themselves at work and that we value their authentic identities: https://jobs.sap.com/content/Autism-at-Work/?locale=en_US


MICROSOFT RESOURCES & EMPLOYMENT:


MICROSOFT LEARN Microsoft Certifications - Earn certifications that show you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. Microsoft has certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/


Microsoft Neurodiversity Hiring Program - Diversity and Inclusion: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/inside-microsoft/cross-disability/neurodiversityhiring


IBM RESOURCES & EMPLOYMENT:


IBM Credentials Certification and Skills Badging: https://www.ibm.com/training/credentials


ENTREPRENEURS, SMALL BUSINESS & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS SECTION


Institute of Corporate Directors

ICD is proud to be the membership organization for Canada’s community of directors. Our members serve on boards across every sector of Canada’s economy, be it for-profit, Crown or not-for-profit.

https://www.icd.ca


Harvard Business Review

How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace

A five-step plan by Robert Livingston

https://hbr.org/2020/09/how-to-promote-racial-equity-in-the-workplace


Mellon Foundation

Grant Resources - Grant application process

https://www.mellon.org/article/grant-application-process


The Government of Alberta

Board Development – Grant Writing

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/83bc6043-7973-4d89-83c7-490b7dde4776/resource/13e61382-6299-4678-a974-f1662da03ea0/download/2010-writing-grant-proposal-information-bulletin.pdf


Grant Connect

Search thousands of grant making opportunities

https://calgarylibrary.ca/read-learn-and-explore/digital-library/grant-connect/


Imagine Canada

Seeks strengthen Canadian charities and non-profits so they can better serve individuals and communities both here and around the world.

https://www.imaginecanada.ca/en/who-we-are


Charity Village

Thousands of Canadians have used CharityVillage® to recruit hundreds of thousands of employees.

https://charityvillage.com/?ts=1704992793


B Corporation Certification

Measuring a company’s entire social and environmental impact.

https://www.bcorporation.net/en-us/certification/


HR Intervals

Created by and for the sector, HR Intervals builds off the legacy assets of the former HR Council for the Non-profit Sector (HR Council), a non-profit organization that existed from 2005 and 2013 to advance non-profit labour force issues.

https://guide.hrintervals-intervallesrh.ca/hc/en-ca


Government of Canada

Charities and giving

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/charities.html


Tech Soup

TechSoup Canada is a program of the Centre for Social Innovation, and a member of the TechSoup Global Network.

https://www.techsoup.ca


Ownr

Is an All-In-One Platform from entrepreneurs registering their first businesses to growing companies hiring employees and bringing on new partners, Ownr helps entrepreneurs succeed.

https://www.ownr.co/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=quotes&utm_content=sidehustle


National Joint Council

Travel Directive

https://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d10/en


Women’s Funding Network

Women’s Funding Network is a growing community of more than 120 women’s funds, foundations, gender equity funders, allies and individuals spanning 14 countries.

https://www.womensfundingnetwork.org


Unite for Change

At Unite for Change, our mission is to empower Canadians who want to make our world a better place. Learn about issues, spread the word, and fund change.

https://uniteforchange.com/en/


VOLUNTAS

International Journal of Voluntary and Non-profit Organizations Official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research

https://link.springer.com/journal/11266


GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN CANADA: PRIVACY LAW - Wendy J. Wagner Partner - Ottawa

Gowling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve you is to be in tune with your world, aligned with your opportunity and ambitious for your success.

https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/guides/2022/doing-business-in-canada-privacy-law/


The Government of Canada

Funding programs for women and gender equality

https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/funding/funding-programs.html?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises


Community Futures

Community Futures has been helping rural Alberta entrepreneurs for over 30 years with guidance, business loans, training, and free resources. Guidance, support, and financial help for small businesses

https://cfaedp.com


Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

AWE has provided tools and resources to women across the province to help them achieve their entrepreneurial goals and to grow their businesses. AWE is dedicated to the development, expansion, and promotion of women’s entrepreneurship.

https://www.awebusiness.com


Business Link

We support Indigenous entrepreneurs across Alberta.

https://businesslink.ca/services/indigenous-services/?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises


Align AB

We are a collection of allies – a unified community of agencies that represents the diverse needs of Alberta’s children and families.

https://alignab.ca


TextHelp

Digital tools for inclusive learning and working, Text Help creates tools to help everyone understand and be understood.

https://www.texthelp.com


The Digital Picnic - Social media marketing agency Melbourne

We teach digital marketing, and we can manage yours, too.

https://www.thedigitalpicnic.com.au/about/


The Government of Alberta Funding for non-profits

Information, resources and financial assistance for non-profit organizations.

https://www.alberta.ca/funding-for-non-profits


The Calgary Public Library Digital Library – In House Use Only!

Grant Connect - Search thousands of grant making opportunities

https://calgarylibrary.ca/read-learn-and-explore/digital-library/grant-connect/


ALIGN – Association of Community Services

GRANTS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS

https://alignab.ca/grants-bursaries-and-awards/


The Government of Canada & The CRA

Grant for hosting free tax clinics

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program/grant.html


The Government of Canada

Grants and funding from the Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/government/grants-funding.html


The Insurance Bureau of Canada - Risk Management

Taking preventative action and understanding coverage options can help you protect your bottom line.

https://www.ibc.ca/stay-protected/protect-your-business/risk-management


The Government of Alberta Small Business Resources

Biz Connect provides supports to help Alberta entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow and succeed.

https://www.alberta.ca/small-business-resources


The City of Calgary – Business and Economy

Business Services And Information

https://www.calgary.ca/for-business.html


The City of Calgary – Business and Economy

Business licensing and permits

https://www.calgary.ca/for-business/licences.html


National Council of Non-profits

the National Council of Non-profits has mobilized the nation’s largest sector-wide network of non-profits to achieve transformative results.

https://www.councilofnonprofits.org


The Calgary Public Library – Careers & Small Business

Arthur J.E. Child Careers & Small Business Resources

https://calgarylibrary.ca/connect/careers-small-business/


ATB Entrepreneur Center

Are you ready to take the next step in your entrepreneurship journey? Whether that’s acting on an idea, learning a new skill or seizing growth opportunities, the ATB Entrepreneur Centre has the resources and expertise you need.

https://atbentrepreneurcentre.com


Learn to Give - Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations (COF) is a non-profit membership association for grant making foundations and corporations. “It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good” (The Council on Foundations).

https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/council-foundations



POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: - This section should have subsections as it is so many resources


The preferred university of the Autism for Life Foundation is the Athabasca University, they are self-directed giving you flexible hours, 6 months to complete a course, and have an Autism office: https://www.ausu.org


The Stories & Science Of Real-World Scientists An Initiative For Inclusive Stem Education: https://www.iamascientist.info


STUDENT RESOURCES:


Athabasca University ASD Department Accommodations - We assist all students who experience the impact of a permanent disability and those who may have temporary medical circumstances that require academic accommodations. The appropriate accommodations and designed accessibility can reduce barriers you may encounter on your educational journey at AU, wherever you live and whatever your goals. We invite you to browse this section to discover our services and resources from assistive technology to individualized exam accommodations. Explore our services and find out how to register for accessibility services: https://asd.athabascau.ca


Government of Alberta Resources For Students With Disabilities - Resources and supports for students with disabilities exploring or attending Alberta post-secondary programs: https://www.alberta.ca/resources-students-disabilities.aspx


ACCESS TO SCIENTIFIC ACADEMIC JOURNALS:


Canadian Journal of Autism Equity About the Journal - Established in December 2020, the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity is an open-access e-journal focused on critically engaging with a variety of equity discussions within the autism community and public policy. Seeking authorship primarily by first-voice Autistic people or people with lived experience with autism and intersectionality, the Journal seeks to offer a platform to amplify marginalized voices and share these perspectives with decision-makers and Canadians alike; CJAE is currently published once each year, in April following World Autism Acceptance Day: https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae


Autism Community Training (ACT) ACT's Autism & Intellectual Disability (AID) Search is a unique online portal that allows users to keyword search nearly 1,800 records containing evidence-based, practical, information resources in 36 languages, and 1,000 community resources in British Columbia, Canada: https://www.actcommunity.ca/resource/762


The Alberta Library - In 1997, libraries in Alberta created The Alberta Library a not-for-profit corporation to address challenges and opportunities created by a changing information, economic and political environment: https://talonline.ca


The AU Library team of librarians and staff are dedicated to assisting learners to succeed in courses and programs. The library collection has been developed to support AU’s curriculum, and includes scholarly resources, like journal databases, ebooks, print books, and other materials, such as maps and streaming audiovisual materials: http://library.athabascau.ca


Academic Journals is a publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals currently publishes over 100 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences. Our mission is to accelerate the dissemination of knowledge through the publication of high-quality research articles using the open access model: https://academicjournals.org

Alberta Human Rights Commissioner - Duty To Accommodate Students With Disabilities in post-secondary educational institution: https://albertahumanrights.ab.ca/publications/bulletins_sheets_booklets/bulletins/Documents/Duty%20to%20accommodate%20students%20with%20disabilities%20in%20post-secondary%20educational%20institutions%20(April%202021).pdf


The American Association for the Advancement of Science seek to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all. Advancing Science, Serving Society: https://www.aaas.org/journals


DOAJ - is a unique and extensive index of diverse open access journals from around the world, driven by a growing community, committed to ensuring quality content is freely available online for everyone: https://doaj.org


Wiley Online Library Accelerating Research Discovery To Shape A Better Future Today's Research, Tomorrow's Innovation: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com


JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines: https://www.jstor.org


Scitable by Nature Education: Using our platform, you can customize your own eBooks for your students. Create an online classroom. Contribute and share content and connect with networks of colleagues. Budding scientists also can find advice about effective science communication and career paths: https://www.nature.com/scitable/


Nature Portfolio is here to serve the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries—findings that advance knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Our journals publish not only primary research but also reviews, critical comment, news and analysis: https://www.nature.com


Award-winning magazine American Scientist is an illustrated bi-monthly publication about science, engineering, and technology—published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society since 1913: https://www.americanscientist.org/article/the-95-percent-solution


OMICS Online – A group of publications including iMedPub LTD and Conference Series LLC LTD. We Organize 3000+ Conferences across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members: https://www.omicsonline.org/academic-journals.php


The Center for Open Science Show your work, share your work, advance science. That’s open science: https://www.cos.io


ScienceDirect combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that users can stay informed in their fields and can work more effectively and efficiently: https://www.sciencedirect.com


Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has a very important role to play in advancing Peace and Reconciliation and one of the ways is to tell the National story about Indigenous athletes in history: https://indigenousheroes.ca


National Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety is that when all children are educated in places of equity, safety, and learning, and when they receive the integrated academic, social, and emotional supports that meet their individual needs, then they can achieve their greatest potential in K-12 education, as well as in college, career, and life: https://selcenter.wested.org/resources/


Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is an award-winning creator of medical illustrations and medical animations in the U.S. and worldwide: https://www.nucleusmedicalmedia.com


Alberta human Rights Commissioner

Duty to accommodate STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES in post-secondary educational institutions

https://albertahumanrights.ab.ca/publications/bulletins_sheets_booklets/bulletins/Documents/Duty%20to%20accommodate%20students%20with%20disabilities%20in%20post-secondary%20educational%20institutions%20(April%202021).pdf


YONIC

Preparing Canadian Students and Their Parents for College and University

Get scholarship updates and application tips straight to your inbox

https://yconic.com


COMMUNITY AWARDS, BURSARIES, AND SCHOLARSHIPS:


Calgary Foundation / Awards / Undergraduate Students - Generous Calgary Foundation donors assist students in their post-secondary journeys through awards, scholarships and bursaries in diverse areas of interest and study: https://calgaryfoundation.org/student-awards/undergraduate-students/


The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA) Access to Scholarships - is a registered charity and non-profit organization of parents, professionals and other concerned people dedicated to maximizing the potential of people with learning disabilities: https://ldalberta.ca/resources/scholarships/


SuperScholar - According to the Institute for College Access and Success, nearly 70% of students graduate from an undergraduate program with approximately $30,000 of education related debt each year. With those statistics in mind we decided to research and compile a list of 50 Great College Scholarships: https://superscholar.org/scholarships/


National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada here is their list of open scholarships you may apply for: https://disabilityawards.ca/all-disabilities/


The Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary (DDRC)

DDRC Scholarships

https://ddrc.ca/aboutus/


The Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary (DDRC)

DDRC Scholarships

https://ddrc.ca/aboutus/


FREE AND/OR OPEN ACCESS PROGRAMS & CERTIFICATES:


CBC Nearly half of adult Canadians struggle with literacy — and that's bad for the economy: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/costofliving/let-s-get-digital-from-bitcoin-to-stocktok-plus-what-low-literacy-means-for-canada-s-economy-1.5873703/nearly-half-of-adult-canadians-struggle-with-literacy-and-that-s-bad-for-the-economy-1.5873757


A Private Universe This video brings into sharp focus the dilemma facing all educators: Why don't even the brightest students truly grasp basic science concepts? Interviews are held with high school students and Ivy League graduates asking them to explain what causes the seasons and the phases of the moon. Even the brightest students in the class have false ideas based on enduring misconceptions that traditional instructional methods cannot overcome: https://www.learner.org/series/a-private-universe/1-a-private-universe/


OXFORD BRAIN STORY The University of Oxford, in partnership with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, is working to share knowledge about the science of brain development for families and professionals. This is important information for everybody to understand how our earliest experiences can affect our long-term mental and physical health.

BRAIN STORY CERTIFICATION - Learn the scientific underpinnings of the Brain Story from leading experts and be eligible for credits: https://www.albertafamilywellness.org


Free Code Camp is a community of people from all around the world who are learning to code together, you will learn to code by building dozens of projects, step-by-step, right in your browser, code editor, or mobile app, you will also earn free verified certifications along the way: https://www.freecodecamp.org


Calgary Public Library - free, interactive, instructor-led online courses. Cardholders have free access to courses with their Library card:https://calgarylibrary.ca/read-learn-and-explore/digital-library/gale-courses/


Alberta Health Services

Take a Course Environmental Public Health food and health safety

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page3151.aspx


Worksite Safety

Online Certifications Safe Work Practices And Safety Awareness Training

https://worksitesafety.ca/category/online/


Australian Academy of Science

fill that need by providing accurate and engaging content in a way that everyone can access

https://www.science.org.au/curious/


Worksite Safety

Online Certifications Safe Work Practices And Safety Awareness Training

https://worksitesafety.ca/category/online/


Alberta Health Services

Take a Course Environmental Public Health food and health safety

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page3151.aspx


About Great Minds - Great Minds PBC is a public benefit corporation and a subsidiary of Great Minds, a non-profit organization. A group of education leaders founded Great Minds® in 2007 to advocate for a more content-rich, comprehensive education for all children: https://greatminds.org


Science is cool (ScIC) Virtual Unconferences For Cool Teachers - We're on a mission to inspire science teachers through community support and a passion for the power of education: https://www.thepocketlab.com/scic


The University of Alberta Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - The University of Alberta has partnered with Coursera to develop highly-engaging and rigorous versions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to the general public as well as for-credit for UAlberta students and potentially for other students in other institutions. The U of A is proud to offer free open online courses to the community. As we spend more time at home, these courses are a great resource for keeping our kids and ourselves learning and having fun: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/index.html


Queen's University logo with a blue coat of arms - PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Faculty of Education: https://pros.educ.queensu.ca/courses/category/39


Open UToronto Open Resources and Innovation Projects at the University of Toronto Open Courses (often called OpenCourseWare, OCW) are free and open digital publications of high-quality college and university-level educational materials. These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content: https://ocw.utoronto.ca/open-resources/


McMaster’s Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) initiative began with a partnership with online course provider Coursera in 2014. This partnership leverages the MacPherson Institute’s digital design and production capacity to encourage members of the campus community to rethink course curriculum in student-oriented ways: https://mi.mcmaster.ca/open-online-learning/


Dr. Lori Desautels | Neuroscience in Education | Social and Emotional Learning - Resources Videos, Publications, Books, and Videos Our work explores learning and behavior through brain development, adversity, and resiliency!

https://revelationsineducation.com/resources/teaching-resources/


Alberta Student Aid Types of Funding - Eligibility is different for different types of funding. As a result, a student may not be eligible for all types of funding: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/policy/student-aid-policy-manual/eligibility-for-student-loans-and-grants/types-of-funding/#canada-student-grant-for-students-with-permanent-disabilities-csg-pd


EDX OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES - Our mission There are three commitments we've made to the world. We've been grounded by these since day one: Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere; Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online; Advance teaching and learning through research: https://www.edx.org


PAID FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION:


Worksite Safety Compliance Centre

Employment Training - Online Certifications

https://worksitesafety.ca/product/training/online/bloodborne-pathogens/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgaGgBhC8ARIsAAAyLfFsdD2GhmUowETHGnOuwjV0ITksBnrZzZkaMh6YuGekkearsVLPaV4aAq1eEALw_wcB


Raising an Extraordinary Person - provides social-emotional learning resources, educational tools, positive behavioral support, and autism resources for parents, educators, and clinicians: https://hes-extraordinary.com


The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is an international community of over 75,000 executive assistants and administrative professionals. Our mission is to provide the latest training and resources to the administrative profession. We offer a highly engaged and global platform for admins to connect, develop skills, and earn recognition: https://www.asaporg.com/pace


National University System (NUS) Social and Emotional Learning Resources - As a leader in social and emotional learning, National University System (NUS) offers resources and programs designed to enhance student learning outcomes and increase educator impact in the classroom and beyond. Explore SEL resources below from Harmony SEL, Inspire: Leading in Learning, and our non-profit university affiliates: https://www.harmonysel.org/sel-resource-hub/


Kelly Mahler Occupational Therapist, Educator, Research Enthusiast, Trying-My-Best Mom and Interoception Groupie.

I teach professionals, caregivers, and self-helpers how to use evidence-based supports that facilitate discovery and validation of each person’s unique interoception experience, which in turn empowers people with self-understanding, self-regulation, health, well-being, and social connection: https://www.kelly-mahler.com


ICD.D Designation - Granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, the ICD.D designation represents a lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom.

https://www.icd.ca/Education/ICD-D-Designation


ANNENBERG LEARNER As part of its mission to advance excellent teaching in American schools, Annenberg Learner funds and distributes educational video programs – with coordinated online and print materials – for the professional development of K-12 teachers: https://www.learner.org


MasterClass is making it possible for anyone to learn from the best: https://www.masterclass.com


Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) – TPT exists to unlock the wisdom of teachers everywhere and empower them to teach at their best. We’re the go-to platform for supporting educators with the resources they need to teach successfully in an ever-changing education landscape: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com


Alberta Professional Planners Institute

We are the face of the planning profession within Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We serve the public interest by providing regulation, advocacy, promotion and services for our members.

https://www.albertaplanners.com


Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Designed by project managers for project managers, PMP® certification is a globally recognized project management certification. It proves you have the ability to lead projects for any organization and in any industry.

https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp?utm_job_number=5&utm_region_name=north_america&utm_funnel_stage=customer_acquisition&utm_marketing_channel=paid_media&utm_marketing_subchannel=search_ppc_branded&utm_start_date=02222023&utm_end_date=12312030&utm_source=google&utm_custom_field_one=pmp_certification_north_america&utm_custom_field_two=pmp_na_certification&utm_custom_field_three=649554655181&utm_custom_field_four=pmp&utm_custom_field_five=b&s_kwcid=AL!8620!3!649554655181!b!!g!!pmp&gclid=CjwKCAjwov6hBhBsEiwAvrvN6JawP6At8Syl2AWrFfSRzk4-Zb0uho3Jy_OIkbzhlY29uJBonUI2DRoCCGkQAvD_BwE


CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANNERS - PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL INSTITUTES AND ASSOCIATIONS

CIP maintains close relationships with all of the planning Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs) across Canada. The PTIAs are responsible for governing the rights and responsibilities of their members and setting and upholding the criteria for professional planners within their jurisdictions.

https://www.cip-icu.ca/Resources/Provincial-and-Territorial-Institutes-and-Associat




PARENTING & DEVELOPING BABIES


Nucleus Medical Media - Pregnancy and Birth

6 videos 67,219 views Last updated on Apr 15, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF_-tIFq2lAqoPs1baS95FItkLxl62Jp3


Rebecca Frett - It Starts with the Egg

Learn how to improve egg quality, increase IVF success rates, and prevent miscarriage.

https://www.itstartswiththeegg.com


Huberman Lab Podcast - How to Optimize Fertility in Males & Females

https://youtu.be/O1YRwWmue4Y?feature=shared


Huberman Lab Podcast - Dr. Natalie Crawford: Female Hormone Health, Fertility & Vitality

https://youtu.be/EhlIkzJwPlk?feature=shared


Harvard University – Center on the Developing Child

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/about/


TED Yuko Munakata

The science behind how parents affect child development

https://youtu.be/evw0h1kg-j4?feature=shared


The Mayo Clinic’s

Postpartum care: What to expect after a vaginal birth

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/labor-and-delivery/in-depth/postpartum-care/art-20047233


Sandford Health

Baby Tips for a New Dad, from a Dad from Sanford Health

https://youtu.be/9tTSPxCiWA4?feature=shared


TedX Talks

How to DAD | Jordan Watson | TEDxChristchurch

https://youtu.be/1illzOnz6w4?feature=shared


Joe Rogan Podcast

Becoming a Parent Changes You

https://youtu.be/-TZRejGqq6U?feature=shared


Hilary Beard

How to Discipline Black Children - For Parents

https://youtu.be/TPt1NZNJbsk?feature=shared



VOLUNTEERING WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY:


Volunteer Alberta is a diverse and inclusive member association strengthening and creating pathways for volunteerism and civic engagement in Alberta. https://volunteeralberta.ab.ca


City of Calgary Parks Volunteer in the parks:

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/volunteer/volunteer-in-calgarys-parks.html


The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

CACG is a non-partisan and non-profit alliance of congregations, unions, school and community groups in Calgary representing more than 35,000 people.

https://www.calgarycommongood.org/debriefing_world_cafe_in_person?utm_campaign=202311_13_weekly_news&utm_medium=email&utm_source=commongoodyyc


CDLI is a network for community-minded people, including residents of communities, community leaders, practitioners, funders, and educators.

https://www.calgarycdli.com


Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids feeds hundreds of kids every day, kids that are in school and kids that are at-home learning. Everything BB4CK is able to accomplish is possible thanks to the community, including volunteers, donors, and partners https://bb4ck.org


This website was specifically created for the older adult (55+) to encourage them to volunteer, to educate them about the many health and personal benefits of volunteering and to help them find suitable opportunities in their community. Check out our full announcement.

https://nextstagevolunteering.com


Volunteer Success Next Steps Poster

https://volunteer-success.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/production/media/VolunteerSuccessSeniorsPoster_1702051810-4pt5XGmL9AQqUZw.pdf


CRA volunteer Opportunities Want to become a community volunteer with the CRA helping low income individuals file their taxes:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/cvitp-taxes-volunteers.html

Volunteer Connector has been serving the community for over 65 years, Volunteer Connector is a trusted charity providing digital volunteer engagement solutions across Canada: https://www.volunteerconnector.org


Volunteer Success

is a registered Canadian charity that connects organizations to people and people to causes. We make it fun and easy for people of all ages and expertise to find meaningful volunteer opportunities.

https://volunteersuccess.com


Volunteer Canada is a registered charity, providing national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experiences:

https://volunteer.ca


GoVolunteer is a place to connect with volunteer-based resources in British Columbia:

https://govolunteer.ca


Volunteer Match an American based volunteer platform has put the power of technology to good use by enabling the social sector to unlock over $14 billion worth of volunteer time. The award-winning non-profit service has complemented and co-existed with commercial technologies to become the web’s largest and most popular volunteer recruiting platform:

https://www.volunteermatch.org


Want to become a board member within your community?


ICD.D Designation - Granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, the ICD.D designation represents a lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom.

https://www.icd.ca/Education/ICD-D-Designation


Insurance Bureau of Canada: Directors and Officers Liability

http://www.ibc.ca/on/business/risk-management/directors-and-officers-liability



TRUSTED MEDICAL DOCTORS PRACTITIOONERS AND SPECIALISTS


Dr. Shanna Swan Ph.D.

Shanna H. Swan, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists. She is Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

https://www.shannaswan.com/about


Andrew Huberman, Ph.D. – Huberman Lab

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the department of neurobiology, and by courtesy, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

https://www.hubermanlab.com/about


Dr. Neil DeGrass Tyson

Tyson is the fifth head since 1935 of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

https://neildegrassetyson.com


Yuck! My Snot Is Green: A Look at What Your Mucus Says About Your Health

https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/health-and-wellness/2020/march/what-your-nasal-discharge-says-about-your-health



WEBSITES WITH COMMUNITY RESOURCES:


McAtee Psychology Sunalta - Funding and Financial Assistance for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Alberta:https://www.mcateepsychology.com/post/funding-and-financial-assistance-for-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-alberta


Burns Memorial Fund is the gift of Senator Patrick Burns–a successful rancher, businessman and philanthropist.

Honouring the legacy of Senator Patrick Burns, we work to ensure that each child in Calgary reaches their full potential. By investing resources in the areas of education, health and well-being, we build a strong community for our children and youth: https://burnsfund.com/resources/


The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA) Access to Funding - is a registered charity and non-profit organization of parents, professionals and other concerned people dedicated to maximizing the potential of people with learning disabilities. https://ldalberta.ca/resources/access-to-funding/


For nearly 50 years, Kerby Centre has been a place where seniors made friends, built community, learned, exercised, and sought resources. A place where “whole health” is the foundation of service and where aging is honoured.

https://unisonalberta.com


Calgary Home Boys

Calgary Districts & Community Guide

https://www.calgaryhomeboys.com/calgary-districts/


Calgary Communities

City of Calgary Amenity Map

https://calgarycommunities.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Community-Amenity-Map.pdf


Virtual Race

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

https://www.virtualrunevents.com



DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORTS:


Domestic Violence is defined as any use of physical or sexual force, actual or threatened, in an intimate relationship. It may include a single act of violence, or a number of acts forming a pattern of abuse through the use of assaultive and controlling behaviour.


No matter how scared and/or traumatized you are, always call the police and report the abuse you are experiencing! Failing to report abuse in a timely manner may create barriers for you to access resources within the community, and in order to support your safer spaces certificate, you will need evidence of the abuse. Record them, only converse over email, take photos, take screenshots, and ensure you have the information uploaded to a secure cloud so you can access it even if your phone is taken from you.


Below are some safety plans we found Personalized Safety Plans survivors of domestic and sexual violence It is very important that your abusive partner not find out about your safety plan. Be sure to keep this document and your safety plan in a safe location and/or on your persons at all times!


Personal Safety Plan: National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/dv_safety_plan.pdf


Personal Safety Plan Arizona Coalition To End Sexual and Domestic Violence:

https://www.acesdv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PERSONALIZED-SAFETY-PLAN.pdf


Personalized Safety Planning Template created by the Government of British Columbia:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjOl6mktoT_AhW5FFkFHXnLDeQQFnoECDwQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.gov.bc.ca%2Fassets%2Fgov%2Flaw-crime-and-justice%2Fcriminal-justice%2Fvictims-of-crime%2Fvs-info-for-professionals%2Ftraining%2Fpersonalized-safety-planning.doc&usg=AOvVaw1VYnXXG3pxa-tdxQiWq-k-


The USA National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

RESOURCES NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONALLY FOR SURVIVORS & THEIR FAMILIES:


About DomesticShelters.org they are the first and largest online and mobile searchable directory of domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada, and a leading source of helpful tools and information for people experiencing and working to end domestic violence.

https://www.domesticshelters.org


Alberta Domestic Violence Help, Programs and Statistics for Alberta: https://www.domesticshelters.org/help/ab


Government of Canada’s Resource page to find family violence resources and services in your area:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/stop-family-violence/services.html


Canadian Resources for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) provides support, research, and education to survivors of serious crime and stakeholders in Canada: https://crcvc.ca


The Government of Alberta’s Help for victims of crime website that can assist with finding help, financial assistance, community victim services units and other supports if you have been a victim of a violent crime.

https://www.alberta.ca/help-for-victims-of-crime.aspx


Resources for Family Violence and Abuse Nov 2018: 211_ResourceList_FamilyViolenceAbuse.pdf

Please Visit www.edmonton.cmha.ca to obtain a new copy if more than 6 months old.


Youth Dating Violence (YDV) Intensive Intervention Program facilitated by Radius:

https://radiuscys.ca/youth-dating-violence-intensive-intervention-program/


Canadian Center for Preventing Diseases Facts: Preventing Teen Dating Violence

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/teendatingviolence/fastfact.html


Government of Alberta’s Clare's Law Preventing Domestic Violence, People at risk of domestic violence have the right to get information about potentially harmful intimate partners.


The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act gives people who feel at risk of domestic violence a way to get information about their partners so they can make informed choices about their safety. Alberta’s version of Clare’s Law is named after a young woman killed by an ex-boyfriend with a history of violence against women: https://www.alberta.ca/clares-law.aspx


Government of Alberta’s Family violence Resources website: Learn where to turn when faced with family violence or domestic violence, and know your rights and the law: https://www.alberta.ca/family-violence-find-supports.aspx


Government of Alberta’s Safer Spaces Certificate to Terminate a Tenancy: Tenants can end their tenancy agreement without financial penalty by getting a certificate confirming they're victims of domestic violence: https://www.alberta.ca/safer-spaces-certificate.aspx


Calgary Police Services Victim resources - Domestic Violence: The Calgary Police Victim Assistance Support Team defines 'domestic violence' as any assault occurring between intimate partners. This includes past, present or potential partners, as well as same sex couples: https://www.calgary.ca/cps/community-programs-and-resources/victims-of-crime/victim-resources-domestic-violence.html


The Center for Public Legal Information Alberta has created a Financial Support Options Booklet for persons who are ending a relationship within the Province of Alberta: https://www.cplea.ca/wpcontent/uploads/FinancialSupportOptions.pdf


Edmonton Police Services Domestic Violence Resource webpage: https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CommunityPolicing/FamilyProtection/DomesticViolence

Law Central Alberta’s resource webpage on Domestic Violence

https://www.lawcentralalberta.ca/en/spousal-abuse


Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) YWCA Edmonton Crisis Resources Page:

https://www.ywcaofedmonton.org/crisis-information/



SEXUAL ASSAULT AND VIOLENCE:


Ending Violence Association of Canada Sexual Assault Centre’s, Crisis Lines, And Support Services:

https://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services/


Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) is to provide leadership, coordination and collaboration of sexual assault services in Alberta. The AASAS member agencies and services are responsible for day-to-day front-line delivery of services within their local communities and regional areas.

https://aasas.ca


The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) exists to support people impacted by sexual violence and engage communities to promote respect and uphold a culture of consent. https://www.sace.ca


Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society (OA): is an unbiased organization providing free patient support services in Alberta. https://openarmsadvocacy.com


Assault Response & Care Centre of Leeds and Grenville, ONTARIO Canada: About Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence: https://www.arc-c.ca/about-sexual-assault--domestic-violence-c27.php


American Psychology Association (APA) Dictionary of Psychology – Sexual Abuse:

https://dictionary.apa.org/sexual-abuse

American Psychology Association (APA) Dictionary of Psychology – Psychosexual Trauma:

https://dictionary.apa.org/psychosexual-trauma


Government of Alberta’s Bill 21 Act to Protect Patients

Protecting patients from sexual abuse or misconduct webpage:

Protection for patients, mandatory penalties for sexual abuse and misconduct and improved transparency.

https://www.alberta.ca/protecting-patients-against-sexual-abuse.aspx

College of Physiotherapists Ontario How to Recognize and Report Sexual Abuse by a Physiotherapist

https://www.collegept.org/understanding-sexual-abuse


College of Physiotherapists Ontario Boundaries and Sexual Abuse Standard:

https://www.collegept.org/rules-and-resources/new-boundaries-and-sexual-abuse


College of Physical Therapists British Columbia Where’s the Line? https://cptbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CPTBC-wheres-the-line-2019.pdf


Core Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Canada: https://scpt.in1touch.org/uploaded/web/Core%20Standards%20of%20Practice%20-%20Updated%20Nov%202020.pdf


Hochberg Trial Lawyers Sexual Assault by Doctors Resource: https://www.sexassault.ca/doctor.htm


Canadian Women’s Foundation Sexual Assault And Harassment in Canada The Facts:

https://canadianwomen.org/the-facts/sexual-assault-harassment/


The Government of Ontario’s Sexual Violence Resource Page:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/sexual-violence


Washington State Department of Social and Health Service Types and Signs of Abuse website:

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/types-and-signs-abuse

First Orlando Florida Counseling 5 Types of Sexual Abuse:

https://firstorlandocounseling.com/blog/2020/1/9/5-types-of-sexual-abuse


Peace Over Violence website resource on Types of Sexual Violence https://www.peaceoverviolence.org/i-types-of-sexual-violence


Someplace Safe Types of Sexual Assault resource page: https://www.someplacesafe.info/helping-someone/crime-victim-advocacy/sexual-violence-and-exploitation/types-of-sexual-assault.html

Someplace Safe is a non-profit, 501c3, agency offering a variety of services to victims and survivors of crime, families, and communities in a nine-county region in West Central Minnesota.


The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

Chat online with a trained staff member who can provide you confidential crisis support.

https://hotline.rainn.org/online


Rape Crisis England & Wales Types of Sexual Violence: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-informed/types-of-sexual-violence/ Rape Crisis England & Wales is the charity working to end sexual violence and abuse and provides specialist information and support to all those affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and all other forms of sexual violence and abuse in England and Wales.


Childhood Sexual Abuse Fact Sheet created by Ritamarie John, CPNP in 2002:

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/hs/nursing/m6930/misc/ChildhoodSexualAbuse2002.pdf


#Notinmycity raises awareness and takes collective action to prevent and end human trafficking and sexual exploitation: https://notinmycity.ca


Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse and human trafficking:

https://www.thorn.org/about-our-fight-against-sexual-exploitation-of-children/



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