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Below is a summary of all recent news postings here at CASS.

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Post date: 2011/12/06 - 11:22

As some of you may have heard already the CASS agency is moving  locations in early 2012. At this time the exact move date is to be determined however we shall be in our new home by March 1, 2012.

Our new address will be:
2335 30th Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7C7
More details on the move will  be forthcoming in the newsletters as the next few months pass. We will also be sending out a mailer with our new address in the new year, including contact information and map to the new location.
Post date: 2011/11/28 - 14:29

This month's newsletter features another "Punctuating Association" cartoon by Joni Righthand, and also has your invitation to the CASS Client Christmas Party!

Post date: 2011/11/15 - 09:33

December 5 & 6

9 - 5 pm

at Autism Calgary - #174, 3359 - 27 Street NE - the #72 and 73 run close by

The course is Free, however, the exam will be taken separately at your own cost. Provincial Examiner, Ryan Smith will cover all the information required for the Learners exam.

Please RSVP as soon as possible, to


or to Stephanie at 403-463-8508

You will need to bring your own lunch and snacks for both days.


Post date: 2011/11/14 - 09:37

The CASS website will be down for maintenance this evening between 8pm and 9pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Update: Maintenance is complete, but more will be required this evening, November 15th between 6pm and 7pm

Post date: 2011/11/02 - 16:44

The CASS website will go down tonight Wednesday November 2nd at about 9pm for approximately one hour for scheduled website maintenance.

Sorry for the short notice and any associated inconvenience,

Post date: 2011/11/01 - 09:49

The Client Advisory is back!! Check out this month's newsletter for the details!

Post date: 2011/10/27 - 07:41

Fundraising time. . .

As part of our Client Christmas Hamper Program, we would like to invite CASS Staff to. . .


Wednesday, November 30

Doors open at 6 pm - Show at 8 pm

Lolita's Lounge - 1413 - 9 Avenue SE

(above the new Salt 'n Pepper Restaurant - formerly the Village Cantina)

Come early for dinner (Salt 'n Pepper menu) and drinks - your own expense,

and visit with other CASS Staff!


$20.00 per person

Seating is limited - call reception for your tickets! The full ticket price goes to the hamper fund!

50/50 tickets will be sold and cash donations will be collected for the program!


Professional comedians performing ONLY NEW  material!

Hilarious? . . . sometimes. . .YOU DECIDE!!

Post date: 2011/10/25 - 09:33

Good News!! 'Our Place' made it through to the second round of voting, which starts today. You can vote once a day for the next 15 days. Please take a moment to vote for ‘ Our Place’ a great idea that you can help to make reality. Each vote brings us closer to funding this amazing project.

CAPA proposes to lease a house with a yard in the city core. This initiative will focus on youth (18-30 years) who are marginalized due to intellectual / learning disabilities, life circumstances, lack of support and lack of resources.

We believe that services that ‘look like home’ will be less threatening and more engaging. ‘Our Place’ will be participant directed and strengths based in it’s approach. This level of participation in the service creates ownership and investment in the service and provides a valuable life-skill in the area of working in groups, problem-solving and social development.

‘Our Place’ will house a variety of services and interventions but will focus on participant-directed, community based supports. It is our intention to provide a ‘person-friendly’ location to facilitate a three-pronged approach to empower participants.

How to help:

Go to
Register (top right corner)
Follow their instructions
Once registered and logged in enter acf11625 into the search and hit the vote button

For more information on 'Our Place', or to vote (after registering), go to:

Support Your Community | Aviva Community Fundwww.avivacommunityfund.orgShare your idea to create positive change in your community. Ideas chosen by Canadians have a chance to share the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund.









Post date: 2011/10/21 - 14:31

Calgary Alternative Support Services (CASS) is excited to announce the next meeting of our Client Advisory Council. 

The next meeting will take place on November 9 at 1:30 in the afternoon in the CASS boardroom.  There will be snacks and drinks available.  Our CEO, Steven Law, will be hosting this meeting.  His role will be to help the people attending to think about what the purpose of the Council should be, how it should run and what topics matter most.

If you have ideas about what directions the agency should take, what new things we should try, or if you have something to say about your rights and responsibilities you will want to be part of this group. We are currently looking to increase the membership of this working group and would love to hear from you if you are a client of CASS and interested in participating.

Meetings alternate between day time and evening hours in order to help ensure as many people can attend as possible. If you’re interested, please contact CASS reception at or 403.283.0611

Post date: 2011/10/14 - 12:17

CASS is pleased to announce that we recently became members of the Alberta Council of Disability Services.  You may access their website at to understand their purpose, mission and vision. They offer services to service providers in Alberta.


ACDS has many membership benefits and one of the benefits they offer to the employees and sub-contractors of CASS is an opportunity to purchase home and auto insurance at a discounted rate from Johnson Inc.  Johnson Inc. also offers AIR MILES on their home and auto insurance purchases.


To take advantage of this offer and receive a quote contact Johnson Inc. directly and quote ID Code: DW

For more information, or to request a quote, the following options are available:

1) Complete an online quote form at and click on "Get Quote Now".

2) Call toll-free 1.800.563.0677.

3) Visit a local Johnson Inc. branch office.


You may view additional information on Johnson Inc services for ACDS members at: