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About CASS

Calgary Alternative Support Services Inc., (CASS) was founded in 1988 to address the segregation, isolation and limited opportunities available to people with disabilities.  CASS enlists and develops human services professionals to support people to discover and contribute their unique strengths and talents. Our work is about making community connections. Whether it’s finding a place to live, getting a job, or connecting with opportunities for participation and learning, CASS serves people and helps to make the community accessible to everyone.

Through the opportunities and connections that CASS facilitates, citizen advocacy for diversity and inclusion is inspired. This is how CASS and the people we support strengthen community.

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Our Purpose

Facilitating connections and opportunities that promote personal value, engagement, and inclusive communities

Our Values

Determination of Self
Everyone has the right to make their own choices, set their own goals, and the path they take to get there
Operating with honesty, consistency, and equity while adhering to established values
Being considerate and respectful of the needs of others
Natural Supports
Fostering independence through community connections
Allowing people to have meaningful participation and input in the groups of their choosing
Trauma Informed
The guiding principles of; Safety, Choice, Collaboration, Trustworthiness and Empowerment ensure that the physical and emotional safety of individuals are addressed
You Matter
Everyone has intrinsic value and brings unique skills, insights and perspectives which we can all benefit from