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Post date: 2018/10/22 - 07:03

The CASS Email service was migrated to a new mail cluster in a new data centre yesterday.

As a result of that move users will likely need to update their email client settings to use the following incoming and outgoing server settings.

incoming mail server:   - port 993, security type SSL/TLS

outgoing mail server:   - port 465, security type SSL/TLS

This is also described in the reference material titled "Configure an email client to connect to CASS mail servers" which is available on the Forms and Documents page on this website which is available after logging in with your staff account. continues to be a viable alternative.

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Maclean at or via phone at 403.283.0611.

Below are step by step instructions on how to update the Mozilla Thunderbird Email client to use our new mail server settings. Please note, the instructions are specific to Mozilla Thunderbird, other email clients (such as Microsoft Outlook or smartphone apps) will be different.

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Right click on your email address in the top left hand corner of the screen and select "settings" to open the settings dialog window
  3. In the settings dialog window click on "Server Settings" in the menu on the left
  4. In the Server Name field enter ""
  5. In the Port field enter "993"
  6. In the Connection Security field select "SSL/TLS"
  7. Click on "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" in the menu on the left
  8. Select the default outgoing mail server and click on the "Edit" button
  9. In "Server Name" enter ""
  10. In the Port field enter "465"
  11. In the Connection Security field select "SSL/TLS"
  12. Click on the "Ok" button to save your changes
  13. Click on the "Ok" button to save your changes


When you next send/receive email using Mozilla Thunderbird you will be prompted for your CASS Email password. If you can't remember your password please request a new email password from CASS HR.

Please let me know if you require any assistance setting up your Mozilla Thunderbird Email client or any other email client to connect to CASS mail servers.


Post date: 2018/10/15 - 14:29

Hi Everyone,

The PDD Review panel is looking for more input about how to make PDD-funded services work better to respond to people’s needs. You can send your ideas, starting October 23, through an online survey, a letter, art, or video, or at one of the scheduled community conversation sessions. The Calgary Sessions will be November 27 & 28. You can find out more here:

There is a Free Dental Care day in Calgary on October 27th at two different locations. Check out the listing below for more details.



Oct 22: Community Talk about Dementia @ Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW) 1-3pm. Learn what dementia is, and find family supports.

Oct 26 & 27: State of Art Society Show and Sale @ Strathcona Community Centre (277 Strathcona Dr SW) Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Go to to see the featured artists at this show.

Oct 27: Free Dental Care @ Southcentre Dental (155-100 Anderson Rd) 9am-4pm. One free dental service (filling, cleaning, extraction, etc.) per person. First come, first served.

Oct 27: Free Dental Care @ MacLeod Trail Dental (232- 8500 MacLeod Tr SE) 9am-4pm. One free dental service (filling, cleaning, extraction, etc.) per person. First come, first served. has more info.

Oct 27: Christmas Craft Sale @ Forest Heights Community Association (4909 Forego Ave SE) 10am-3pm. Heartfelt craft items for everyone.

Oct 27: Halloween ComicFest @ Comic Traders (131-755 Lake Bonavista Dr) 10 am-4pm. 14 Vendors, each with free comics available, mysterious quests, and door prizes.

Oct 27: CanZine @ Memorial Park Library (1221 2 St SW) Noon-6pm. Festival of Zine culture and independent arts. Explore Calgary’s rich history of self-published zines, and learn more about underground publishing worldwide. Learn more at


Oct 22: Board Games and Munchies @ Greater Forest Lawn 55+ Society (3425 26 Ave SE) Noon-2pm. Admission is $2.  There is more info on this and other fun events at the GFL55+ Society here:

Oct 23-29: The Ghosts of Fish Creek Park @ Bow Valley Ranch (15975 Bow Bottom Tr SE) 6:30-7:30 pm. This events costs $7, and fills up quickly so register soon at , and don’t forget to bring a mug so thatyou can enjoy some hot chocolate while you wander around hearing ghost stories from the area.

Oct 25-28: Ghouls’ Night Out @ Heritage Park Oct 25& 26- 6-9pm, Oct 27-5:30-9pm, Oct 28-4-7:30pm. Admission is $10.95. Visit Heritage Park and enjoy Hallowe’en decorations, stories and activities. You can also meet the Addams Family, and See the Calgary Quidditch Club.

Oct 26: Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein movie screening @ Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave SE) 6:30-10pm. Tickets are $15 and there will be a cash bar and snacks available to buy. Buy tickets or learn more at

Oct 27: The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Rotary Performing Arts Centre (3 Elma St E, Okotoks, AB) 8:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance through or $25 at the door and include a package of props for the interactive performance.

Oct 27: Punk Rock Bowling: Halloween Edition @ Paradise Lanes (3411 17 Ave SE) 6pm. Admission is $20. Live music, unlimited bowling, and lots of treats.

Oct 27 & 28: 12 Hour Horror Movie Marathon @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) 7pm-7am 7 movies, a costume contest, free breakfast and surprises! Tickets are $20. has info on the movies and more.

Post date: 2018/10/09 - 11:59

Hi Everyone,

Don`t forget that the Advisory Forum will be celebrating CASS` 30th Anniversary with Cake at the office tomorrow (October 10th) from 2-4pm! Everyone is welcome. The cakes are from a nut-free bakery, and there will be a vegan and a gluten free option available.

CASS has four family daypasses for the Military Museums of Calgary to give away. We also still have a few 2-for-1 admissions for the Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival. Please contact the Resource Facilitator if you are interested in either of these.

The CASS winter holiday party will be at Crossroads Community Association again this year, on December 13, from 5-8pm. Please let us know if you are coming by December 1st, by calling CASS Reception at (4030 283-0611) or emailing reception@c-a-s-s.orgIf you have any song requests for the DJ’s please send them to by November 20th to get them on the playlist!



Oct 19 & 20: Ujamaa Grandma’s Bags, Babies and Beyond @ Marda Loop Community Association (3130 16 St SW). Fri 2-8pm, Sat 10am-3pm. Handmade items will be for sale in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Oct 20: Avenue’s Pop-up Market @ Inglewood Community Association (1740 24 Ave SE) 10am-4pm. The “best things to eat in Calgary” will be showcased at this market.


Oct 5- Nov 2: Calgary Ghost Tours @ Various Locations. Hear ghost stories from Calgary’s experts while wandering through Inglewood, Kensington or throughout downtown each Friday and Saturday Evening. Tickets start at $10.

Oct 5-31: Canmore Ghost Walks @ Good Earth Coffee House (718 8 St. Canmore, Ab) 7pm.  These walks run every Friday and Saturday leading up to Halloween, and on Oct 31. Tickets are $20, and for another $10 you can get food and warm drinks from Good Earth. has all of the info.

Oct 12-31: Grim Manor @ Winsport (88 Olympic Road SW) 7pm. There are three haunted attractions, and live entertainment. Admission is $20. For more info, go to

Oct 18: It takes a Team- Developing Unity in Crisis @ Hudson (200 8 Ave SW) 5:30-8:30pm. Learn more from a retired fire chief about what it took to evacuate Fort McMurray, and the ways in which the community has come together through the process since. Admission is $10.

Oct 19-21: Bearspaw Fall & Christmas Market @ Bearspaw lifestyle Centre (253220 Bearspaw Road) Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm. More than 90 vendors selling handmade items. Admission is $3.

Oct 20: The Fibre Shindig @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 10am-5pm. Admission is $5. “Knitting, Spinning, Felting, Fibre Artists and more.”

Oct 20: Terror Challenge Showcase @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) 9:30pm. Tickets start at $10. Watch the final product of a 48-hour local film challenge.

Oct 20: The Sound of Music Movie Singalong @ McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca St SE) Doors @ 6:30 pm, event starts at 7pm. Admission is $10. Tickets are available through

Oct 20: Starfleet Confidential @ The Alexandria Centre (922 9Ave SE) 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. This Star Trek Parody will be performed by the Kinkonauts, Calgary’s most excellent improvisational troupe.

Oct 20-21 Calgary Reptile Expo @ Midsun Community Centre (50 Midpark Rise SE) Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Admission is $7. Learn more about reptile and taking care of scaly pets.

Oct 21: Calgary Music Collectors Show @ Acadia Recreation Complex (240 90 Ave SE) 11am-4pm. Admission is $5 to search, buy, and talk about music with other collectors.




Post date: 2018/10/03 - 14:22

Hi Everyone,

Come Celebrate CASS’ 30th anniversary with the Advisory Forum with October 10th from 2-4pm at the CASS office Everyone is welcome to come by to eat cake, visit, and chat about the last 30 years of people supporting people, and celebrating the years yet to come!

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) and there are a lot of great events happening to bring employers, job seekers, and professionals together. To get involved in Calgary events, check out

CASS has 2-for-1 admission to the upcoming Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival! If you are interested, please contact the Resource Facilitator. Please ensure that you can pick up the tickets before you request them, so that they are all being used.  Support workers will not need to pay admission to attend this event while they are supporting someone.

If you are looking for a great volunteer opportunity, Senior’s Secret Service has a ton of positions open throughout the autumn to help provide, assemble, and distribute some holiday cheer to seniors in Calgary. See for details. 



Oct 8: A Celebration of Calvin & Hobbes @ Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW) 9am-1:30pm. There will be indoor and outdoor activities for all ages- Calvinball, snow goons, and even transmogrifiers, as well as drawing workshops, discussions and performances.

Oct 10: Oktoberfest 1 Tournament @ Spruce Meadows. You ca n find out all of the info on this yearly tournament through

Oct 13: Free Skipping Event @ Calgary Tennis Club (295 90 Ave SE) Free jump rope demos of all kinds, and introductory sessions. You can see the schedule here:


Oct 8-15: WordFest @ Various Locations. This yearly festival celebrates authorship and the art of writing. Please see for all associated events

Oct 10: Tall Tales/Long Lenses @ Alberta Wilderness Association Cottage School (455 12 St NW) 7pm. Admission is $5. See John E. Marriott’s wildlife photography and hear him share stories about his work.  For more info and to see some of the photos, go to

Oct 12-14: Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival @ BMO Centre. Fri 4-Midnight, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-6pm. Tickets are $25 for the day or $50 for the whole weekend. has everything you’ll need to know.

Oct 13: Folclor Fest @ Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St SW) 5-11pm. Admission is $10 to this day of Latin Folklore dances and great food. There is more information on Facebook, at

Oct 13: Sci-Fi Night @ Rothney Observatory (210 Avenue W Hwy 22 S) 8-11pm. Watch the skies and hear stories about living in space, and the oceans and moons of Saturn and Jupiter. Admission is $30 per vehicle. has all of the info.

Oct 13: Darling Details Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW) 10am-3:30pm. Admission is $3. There will be more than 50 vendors, and lots of giveaways.

Post date: 2018/10/01 - 10:18


Don't miss the upcoming parties scheduled over the next couple of months. . .

30th Anniversary Cake Party - Hallowe'en Party - Christmas Party - all are in the planning stages.

Check out this month's CASS Report for all the details!


Post date: 2018/09/27 - 09:22

Hi Everyone,

Mark your calendars for October 10th! The Advisory Forum will be celebrating CASS’ 30th anniversary at the office. Everyone is welcome to join us for delicious cake and good company from 2-4pm.

Every year on December 3, there is a big celebration for International Day of people with disabilities. This year’s event is starting to come together—if you are interested in having a vendor table or an artist table at the event please see the application forms attached.

There is a new, wheelchair accessible day spa in Calgary! Check out for more information and to book appointments.

2019 Entertainment coupon books are available to purchase through they have changed a bit for this year, and the book itself has gone up in price, but you can get a digital membership for $19.99 for the year.



Oct 2: Cyber Safety Summit @ Mount Royal University (Lincoln Park Room J301) 9am-3:30pm. Learn how to stay safe online by protecting your privacy, securing connected devices, and protecting yourself from social engineering.

Oct 3: Fall Pop-up Food Market @ Harley Hotchkiss Garden (515 6 Ave SW) 11am-1pm. Free food, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. has all of the details.

Oct 3: Work Bee @ CommunityWise (223 12 Ave SW) 4-6pm. If you are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity with snacks provided, come and help our community partners with general cleaning and maintenance. Email to sign up.

Oct 5: Art Show & Sale @ Chrysalis (917 Centre Ave NE) 6-8pm. See Chyrysalis’ “artists’ personal journeys in finding and expressing their voices”

Oct 6: Healthy Steps for CHANGE @ Scotsman’s Hill. 6:30am-6:30pm. Add your steps to the million-step challenge to support sending kids to a summer camp. Please email to register, or for more information.


Sep 21- Oct 6: Spamalot @ Beddington Theatre Arts Centre (375 Bermuda Dr NW) Shows are at 7:30pm, with 2pm matinees on weekends. This is an adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Find out more at

Oct 5-28: Pumpkin Palooza & Field of Screams @ Cobbs Adventure Park (1500 84 St NE) Get all of the details at

Oct 5-31: Screamfest @ Grandstand building, Stampede Park. 7pm-Midnight. Tickets are $30. This is be the last year that Screamfest runs. Go to for tickets and information.


Post date: 2018/09/19 - 13:47

Hi Everyone,

The SPARK Disability Arts Festival is accepting artist applications for this year’s event. Find out more, and apply through Applications are open until September 30th, and the festival will occur on December 3rd.

Resourceful CADO staff have gotten some 10% off vouchers for purchases at Metal Galaxy Social Games and Bistro (4624 MacLeod Tr SW) Please see the Resource Facilitator for a voucher.

DEAM Month is coming up in October! Lean more about the ways that you can celebrate and get involved in Disability Employment Awareness Month here:

The Community Mobile Food Market is a “community-driven grocery store on wheels” providing Calgarians with affordable food options. See to find out where the market is scheduled to be next, and for a great volunteer opportunity.

The Renfrew Aquatic and Recreation Centre has re-opened. Go check them out to see what all the renovations were about!



Sep 26: Mario Kart Classic @ The Rec Room (#1180-901, 64 Ave NE) 7pm. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament.

Sep 26-30: Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival @ Various Locations in High River. has all of the info on this colourful competition.

Sep 28: “Elder In The Making” Film Screening @ The Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) 6-8pm. Presented by Aspen

Sep 28: Ethnica @ Rosedale Community Hall (901 11 Ave NW) 7pm. Afrikadey Arts & Culture Society presents this free music, dance, poetry and film event.

Sep 28: AlterNATIVE: Balance @ The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW) 6-8pm. Films will be shown “that deal with the challenges of being able to balance tradition and contemporary practices”

Sep 28-30: Alberta Culture Days @ Various Locations. You can find all of the events that interest you at , with a new, useful feature to filter wheelchair accessible venues.

Sep 28-30: Canmore Festival of Art and Creativity @ artsPlace (950 8 Ave, Canmore Ab) will tell you everything you need to know about this weekend of performances, demonstrations, and cozy campfires.

Sep 29: Free Winter Clothing Event @ Deer Park United Church (77 Deerpoint Road SE) 9am-Noon. Come by and pick up free winter clothing.


Sep 12-Oct 17: Ghost Tours @ Heritage Park, 7/7:30pm. Tickets are $19.95 for an hour-1.5 hour tours around the spookiest parts of Heritage Park. Hot chocolate or coffee is included in your ticket price.

Sep 28: Launch Party @ the Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) 6:30-9pm. Admission is by donation for this preview of the fall exhibitions exploring “Cosmos”, “The Arctic”, and “One New Work”. Live music and Djs will round out this evening. Find out more at

Sep 29: Teen Titans GO! Sensory Friendly Screening @ Canyon Meadows Cinema (110 13226 MacLeod Tr SE) 10:30am doors open, movie starts at 11am. All movies at this cinema are $5.

Sep 29: East Coast Kitchen Party @ Bowness Legion #238 (138 Bowness Centre NW) $20 for dinner and a wild, friendly night. Donations to the veteran’s food bank will be accepted.



Post date: 2018/09/19 - 06:52

Two training dates have been added for SHP invoicing. . .

Tuesday, October 2nd at 4 pm


Thursday, October 4th at 10:30 am

If you missed the original training dates or would like more hands on practice, please call reception at 403-283-0611 or email to register.

Also, you can find training material on this website once you are logged in. Check out the Forms and Documents section under CASS Employee Center - SHP Invoice Payment Request and CASS Employee Center - Signing In - Enabling PC View - Changing Password.

If you need a password reset or have other questions about the Employee Center, please email This email is monitored by two Employee Center Technical Staff and is the best way to ensure that you get help quickly.


Post date: 2018/09/10 - 14:05

Hi Everyone,

Beakerhead is here! Calgary is getting taken over from September 19-23 by engineering, science and art installations & experiments. Most of the series of events are free, and you can find everything that will be wandering around town here: CASS still has some free tickets, please contact me to get yours.

If you or someone you know is missing ID, The Mustard Seed is hosting an ID fair on Tuesday September 18 from 9am-3pm. Birth certificates, health care cards, etc. There will be a Commissioner of Oaths present for this one-stop ID event. The address is 102 11 Ave SE. There will also be City of Calgary representatives taking fair entry (fee assistance) applications for city facilities.



Sep 17: Making Treaty 7: Showcase of Indigenous Art @ cSpace (1721 29 Ave ZSW) 8am-7pm

Sep 18: Pokemon Trading Card Game @ Autism Calgary (3639 26 St NE) 6:30-8:30pm. This is the first game night of the season. Event reoccurs every 1st and 3rd Tuesday night of each month.

Sep 19: Harvest Fair @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 1-5pm. Show your own produce, or check everyone else’s out-- has all of the details.

Sep 21: PARK(ing) Day @ Centre street SW, Noon-6pm. Parking spots along the street will be temporarily transformed into interactive exhibits.

Sep 21: Calgary Night Market @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave NE) Local artisans and foods, and great entertainment.

Sep 22: Parkdale Pet Fest @ Parkdale Community Association (3512 5 Ave NW) 10am-4pm. Pet photography, dog races, food & drink by purchase. Find out more at

Sep 22: Fall Craft Market @ Killarney-Glengarry Community Association (2828 28 St SW) 9am-3pm. Autumn themed vendors and entertainment.

Sep 22: Brix N Blox 2018 LEGO Show & Fan Expo @ Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St SW) 11am-5pm. See this year’s Lego creations up close and personal.

Sep 22 & 23: Doors Open YYC @Various Locations, various times. Get free, behind the scenes access to a number of private spaces around town. Please see for all participating venues.

Sep 22 & 23: Kiwanis Apple Festival @ Kamp Kiwanis (241001 Range Rd 42) 10am-4pm. Come spend the day at camp, and taste some great local apples. There will also be lots of activities and entertainment to ring in Autumn. You can find out more at

Sep 22 &23: Applefest @ Granary Road (226066 112 St W, Foothills No.31) Apple everything! 11am-7pm. Admission to the public market/Applefest is free, but regular admission rates apply to the active learning park.


Sep 18: Secret Cinema @ CSIF (100, 1725 10 Ave SW) 6-8pm. You won’t know which movie will be playing until you get there, which is most of the fun. Admission by donation, snacks available for sale.

Sep 19-30: Calgary International Film Festival @ Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Times vary, ticket prices vary. Please see for all of the details.

Sep 20-23 Calgary Fall Home Show @ BMO Centre (1410 Olympic Way SE) Thurs 4-9pm, Fri Noon-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, 10 am-6pm.Tickets are $16, or you can pcik up some free tickets at the CASS office. Find out more at

Sep 21: Local Food Supper @ Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 1 St NW) 6-9pm. Admission is $25 via There will be no ticket sales at the door.

Sep 21-30: YYC Pizza Week @ various restaurants around Calgary. Each restaurant will have a different specialty pizza for the event, and $3 of each purchase goes to Calgary Meal on Wheels. has the information you’ll need to get the pizza party started.

Sep 22: 80’s Dance Night @ Deerfoot Inn & Casino (11500 35 St SE). Tickets are $20 each. Wristbands @ 6:30, doors @ 8pm.Live DJ, Massive video wall. Purchase tickets through



Post date: 2018/09/05 - 14:19

Hi Everyone, 

Did you know that this email is put together every week by the CASS Resource Facilitator based on activities and affordability ranges that people have asked for? If you have an area of interest that you don’t often see in these events listings, please let me know!I am also available to gather resources for you in any area-- education, recreation, hobbies, navigating bureaucracy, advocacy etc.  

Do you ever do any online shopping? Have you ever regretted it? Money mentors is hosting a free financial class: Online Shopping with Confidence. Learn about seller ratings, minimizing fraud, and using online tools to make decisions you can feel good about. You can register for this free one-evening course here:



Sep 11: Lives Well Lived Film Screening @ John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library (616 MacLeod Trail) 6-8pm. This film is an award-winning celebration of aging.

Sep 13: NUTV Student Film Festival @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) 7-9pm. More info and to reserve tickets, check out

Sep 15: East Side Studio Crawl @ Various locations in Inglewood & Ramsay. 11am-5pm. Check out artist studios throughout the neighbourhoods. has all of the info.

Sep 15: MEOW Foundation Open House @ MEOW Foundation (35 Skyline Cres NE) 1-3pm. Cats, light refreshments, crafts, guest speakers, etc.

Sep 15: Inglewood Night Market @ Various Locations in Inglewood. 5-11pm. Vendors, food trucks and street performances all night long. See for info and a map of the market locations

Sep 15: Garage Sale @ Hillhurst United Church (1227 Kensington Cl NW) 7am-2pm.

Sep 15: Parade of Garage Sales @ Riverbend. Maps of the participating homes will be available at the Riverbend Community Association (19 RIvervalley Dr SE)

Sep 15: Park & Polish Car Show @ Cardel (180 Quarry Park Blvd SE) 10am-2pm. Vendors, prizes, BBQ lunch by donation.

Sep 15: Kent Hehr’s Annual BBQ @ Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association (2201 Cliff St SW) 11am-1pm. Get to know your neighbours and enjoy a free end of summer BBQ.

Sep 15: Women’s Game Night @ Sentry Box (1835 10 Ave SW) 5-8pm. Casual Drop-In event. Bring your own games or check one out of their demo library.

Sep 15-16: Calgary Artwalk @ various galleries throughout the city. See for participating galleries, maps, etc.



Sep 13: Adults Only Night: Hack It @ Telus SPARK Science Centre. 6-10pm. regular admission rates apply, or you can sign out one of CASS’ Community connections passes to attend for free. Parking is $10.

Sep 14: ET: The Extraterrestrial Family Movie Night @ Calaway Park (245033 RR33) Event starts at 5pm. Tickets are $6 per person, and includes hot dog, chips, ice cream and pop, as well as popcorn for the movie. Tickets must be purchased in advance at and printed to show at the gates.