What people can do and be is contingent on having opportunities to develop competencies. Many such opportunities are provided through social interaction with other community members. As such CASS has two primary roles,
1. To ensure development of competencies and opportunities and to help people experience meaningful participation in a variety of social environments and roles
2. To help communities build ‘social capital’ through diversity. Communities which are positive about differences between people are inclusive, strong and beneficial to society
The people CASS serve have an amazing variety of talents and contributions to make. We believe that the community has been deprived (by past segregation) of the contributions of people with disabilities and that inclusion benefits everyone.
CASS is always interested in new opportunities for partnerships or collaborations which serve the community while providing opportunities for participation and new experiences for the people we support. If your community organization has an idea for collaboration or participation please contact CASS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calgary Alternative Day Options (CADO) has been partnering with the Calgary Interfaith Foodbank since 2001 to serve Calgarians in need while also helping people with developmental disabilities to develop employment skills and make a real contribution to community.
Calgary Alternative Employment Services (CAES) has been helping the business community to find and retain personnel while addressing diversity and inclusion since 1998. Have a look at some of our successful employer partnerships here.