Why We Exist
Sarah has Down Syndrome. She loves to volunteer and enjoys working with many organizations throughout the city. She also attends many art classes, sporting activities and social groups. Sarah takes a HandiBus multiple times each day to attend her many activities and HandiBus assists Sarah to be an independent and active participant in city life.
Wyatt has been in a wheelchair since he was injured in an accident as a child. He works downtown, and cannot take regular city transit due to the heavy rush hour crowds and having no bus stop near his house. Every day Wyatt takes a HandiBus to and from work. He credits HandiBus with allowing him to have the job he wants and not be limited by his disability.
Jason has faced many challenges in his short life. He is confined to a wheelchair, has cognitive disabilities, is blind and non-verbal. Jason has a full time care giver to help him navigate his days. A HandiBus takes Jason and his caregiver to day programs and to medical appointments. Jason’s parents see HandiBus as being essential to their son accessing supports for his social and physical wellbeing.
At Calgary HandiBus we believe in making a difference in the lives of people like Sarah, Wyatt and Jason, and the over 15,000 registered Access Calgary users. Transportation and access are central to creating an inclusive community and we strive to provide a safe, caring and dignified way for all Calgarians to participate in our great city. People who use accessible transportation have a variety of specialized needs, from physical impairments to cognitive disabilities, seniors and people experiencing illnesses. These people rely on accessible transportation to take them where they need to go to live full, independent and inclusive lives, and HandiBus is here to ensure there are always buses on the road.