10 results for tag: special needs


4 ways I.C.A.N! changes lives of people with disabilities

Inclusive Community Activities, No barriers (I.C.A.N!) program through Between Friends has been improving the lives of people with special needs since beginning a few years ago. In 2017, Between Friends I.C.A.N! program is expanding, and we are thrilled to be able to offer more opportunities than ever before! Between Friends I.C.A.N! provides equal opportunity for community recreation. Rather than a participant with special needs being excluded or doing an alternate activity, community programs and camps are adapted to integrate I.C.A.N! participants as seamlessly as possible. But, I.C.A.N! is not just attending an activity or camp with your ...

Perspective of a Practicum Student

My name is Reena and I am a practicum student who has spent the last couple of months working with Between Friends. At the beginning of September, I had no idea what to expect... embarking on this journey as a Between Friends program assistant. I was initially thrilled and intrigued to take on this position, as I always wondered how Between Friends provides social, recreation and self-development opportunities for a number of individuals with disabilities. One of my goals for the semester was to further expand my knowledge on the purpose and impact this organization has in our community. Through the number of individuals I have met at these ...

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 ...

W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs

Between Friends W.E.S.O.A.R! Summer Adult Programs 2019 Registration Starts April 10, 2019 | 9:00am Between Friends W.E.S.O.A.R! SPRING 2019 Registration is Now Open   W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs (Weekend & Evening Social Opportunities, Activities & Recreation) include a variety of group activities. Members may choose to participate in swimming, bowling, dancing, or dinner and a movie among many other fun and social activities. W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs are available to Between Friends members of all ages. Programs run in various locations and partner facilities throughout Calgary (NE, NW, SE, SW). A typical program runs ...

leadership team

Suzanne Jackett CEO email | 403 508 0112 Katie Fipke Program Manager (On Leave) Kim Presser Operations Manager  email | 403 508 0115 Kelsey Claeys-Ostermann Manager, Membership Services   (On Leave)  

Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team! At Between Friends, we are unified in our passion to deliver exceptional social and recreational programming for people of all ages with disabilities. Between Friends is a committed team willing to go the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of individuals and throughout our community. Check below for list of existing & future employment opportunities. Between Friends embraces diversity and talent. We offer competitive salaries and wages to attract and retain quality committed employees. Opportunities for personal and professional development are available with an encouraged emphasis on work/life balance. If you would like ...

contact

Individual Donations, Monthly, and Planned Giving Inquires: email | 403 269 0257 Corporate Donations & Sponsorship Inquires: email | 403 930 3851 Marketing & Communications Inquiries: email | 403 508 0111 Between Friends 205 8989 Macleod Trail S. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0M2 403 269  9133 info@betweenfriends.ab.ca     General Office Hours Monday to Friday : 9:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays/Sundays/Statutory Holidays: Closed Upcoming Office Closures March 30 to April 2, 2018 – Easter Weekend Visit us in the Northeast You can also visit us at 1000 Voices ...

programs

Between Friends' programs provide unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have social interaction with peers who may or may not have a disability. These shared interactions and experiences often become the foundation of understanding and lasting friendships. Social and recreational opportunities provide outlets for self-expression and self-development, promote mental and physical health, improve skills and enhance community participation. These experiences improve participants’ quality of life and also give them a chance to develop a true sense of freedom and independence. program registration information To ...

about us

vision An inclusive community where people with disabilities reach their individual potential and are recognized as valued citizens. mission Between Friends provides quality social, recreation, and development opportunities so that people with disabilities can connect, grow, and belong. values The core values are to be implemented and maintained by the CEO. The core values governing Between Friends are captured in the acronym FRIENDS and guide agency activities and decisions impacting all stakeholders: Fun - We provide opportunities for smiles and laughter with friends Respect - We respect all people and resources I...

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Get Your Raffle Tickets Today! What is Between Friends? Between Friends is a charitable organization in Calgary & area working with the disabilities community since 1982. Between Friends provides quality social, recreation, and development opportunities so that people with disabilities can connect, grow, and belong. We focus on abilities, not disabilities. This allows each person to set their own goals and determine their level of participation. Many people with disabilities seek social and recreational activities that are fundamental to enriching self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Between Friends ...