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Between Friends is in the process of upgrading our website material and appearance to ensure we are more accessible for all. We are in the early stages. Please check out our recent addition of an accessibility widget that allows you to change font size, background, etc. If you are facing any barriers on our website you can help by letting us know. Please contact us with any ideas and suggestions. CONNECT, GROW, BELONG Connecting Between Friends provides unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have social interaction with peers who may or may not have a disability Growing Between Friends members ...

BF staff wins Calgary Advocacy Award

Mark Burzacott is a strong advocate for people with disabilities in both his personal life and professional life. He challenges those around him to build a community in which inclusion is celebrated and practiced – creating a safe and welcoming space for all. Mark is the Membership Coordinator with Between Friends. In this capacity, he is actively meeting with people with disabilities and their families to explore their recreational needs and to set them up for success when entering our programs. He also supports them in advocating their needs to other service providers, be that other recreational or transportation providers. Mark works ...

Between Friends I.C.A.N!

Between Friends I.C.A.N!  Inclusive Community Activities with No Barriers Some of our I.C.A.N! and community partners will be offering summer programming in 2020. Please reach out to your Community Engagement Coordinator if you are registered for a community based program. We can share Accessibility Guides, and offer to brainstorm with their staff on ways to ensure an inclusive and accessible environment for all. Between Friends I.C.A.N! services and camps are suitable for Between Friends members who would like to explore community recreation. Members participate independently in community programs. A Between Friends, Recreation Inclusion ...

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Kim Presser to be promoted to CEO On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am happy to announce that after an exhaustive search, Kim Presser will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Between Friends. Effective September 1st, Kim will replace Suzanne Jackett, who announced her retirement in January of this year. Read more...   Help us #EndIsolation for Everyone Parents fear that without the social stimulation our members get through regular Between Friends programming, their loved ones will regress, losing precious social & communication skills while running the risk of declining mental health. You can help reduce isolation for our ...