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Click on the name of your region to find out about self-advocacy groups in your area. If you do not know which area you live in, check the map at the bottom.

  • Northwest
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  • Edmonton
  • Central
  • Calgary
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Northwest Alberta region

To find out about self-advocacy groups in the Northwest, contact Cindy MacPherson at PDD.

Phone: (780) 538-5115
(Call for free. Use the Rite Line: (780) 310-0000)

E-mail: cindy.macpherson@gov.ab.ca

Northeast Alberta region

Northeast has many self-advocacy groups, but no website. You can find out who to contact at your local PDD Community Council at www.pdd.org/Northeast/Community/CommunityCouncils.asp

Or to find out about self-advocacy groups in the Northeast, contact Helen Litwin at PDD.

Phone: (780) 632-8696
(Call for free. Use the Rite Line: (780) 310-0000)

E-mail: helen.litwin@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton region

To find out about self-advocacy groups in the Edmonton region, contact the Self-Advocacy Federation

Phone: (780) 454-0701 extension 224

E-mail: saf@selfadvocacyfederation.com

Website: www.selfadvocacyfederation.org

Facebook page: SAF facebook page

Central Alberta region

There are many self-advocacy groups in Central Alberta. You can find local groups and their contacts at the Central Alberta Advocacy Network (CAAN) website www.thecaan.ca/members.html

Here are some groups with websites to look at:

To find out more about self-advocacy groups in the Central region, contact Tanja Baker

Phone: (403) 340-5626
(Call for free. Use the Rite Line: (403) 310-0000)

E-mail: tanja.baker@gov.ab.ca

Calgary region

To find out more about self-advocacy groups in the Calgary region, contact Colleen Huston at the Disability Action Hall

Phone: (403) 717-7630

E-mail: actionhall@calgaryscope.org

Website: www.actionhall.ca

Blog: http://actionhall.blogspot.com/

Facebook page: DAH facebook page

South Alberta region

There are many local self-advocacy groups in the South region. The big group they all belong to is the South Region Self-Advocacy Network (SRSAN) www.saipa.info/SRSAN.htm.

Here are some local self-advocacy groups with web pages:

To find out more about self-advocacy groups in the South region, contact Judy Brown

Phone: 1-866-320-1518 (This is a free call.)

E-mail: judy.brown@saipa.info

map of Alberta.

Match the colour behind the town you live in or near to the colour of the labels below to find out what region you live in.

Northwest

Northeast

Edmonton

Central

Calgary

South

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