Serving Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and surrounding areas
Developmentally Disabled

19/10 Oct 2019

Church conferences highlight ministry to under-reached peoples

by Laureen F. Guenther   This October and November, Calgary’s Centre Street Church is hosting two conferences that target ministry for under-represented people groups in the local church. Both conferences will be held at Centre Street’s central campus.   People with special needs – Umbrella Conference October 25 and 26, Centre Street Church’s (CSC’s) Special […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Christian faith-based organization offers care for people with disabilities

By Laureen F. Guenther   Bridge to Care, an international Christian faith-based organization with corporate offices in Spruce Grove, Alberta, has been providing services for Albertans with mental, physical and developmental disabilities since 2017. Most of Bridge to Care’s services are in the areas of hiring, respite, placement and transportation. But in every area of […]

19/06 June 2019

An Ark for our times – L’Arche’s Jean Vanier passes

by Jack Taylor   Swiss born, Jean Vanier (son of former Canadian Governor-General Georges Vanier and his wife Pauline), may not have known all the persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 29 communities among the L’Arche Communities in Canada but his life impacted them nonetheless. So did his passing from thyroid cancer on […]

18/06 June 2018

L’Arche Calgary: A community of growth and belonging

by Laureen F. Guenther   L’Arche Calgary provides homes for twenty people with disabilities and their assistants. It also offers a Day Program and Supported Independent Living Program. In the five homes, each person with disabilities – known as a core member — and assistant has their own bedroom, and shares in the tasks of […]