Why We Exist
Founded in 1979, we started as a program led by parents of children with cerebral palsy. The program was housed at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and provided information and education related to assistive technology for children with special needs and their families. We quickly realized we had the capability of not only assisting children and their families but also adults with special needs.
In 1984 we became a nonprofit, charitable organization named the Technical Resource Centre, and in 1998, we rebranded as the Ability Society, incorporating seniors into our service delivery while continuing to be an advocate for persons with special needs in the community. We have continue to respond to the needs of the community and are proud of our innovative history.
To reflect the diversity of programming under the Ability Society, the agency was structured with Enterprise4Good to direct the varied operations of Home4Good (programs for seniors), Good4U (social enterprise), and Ability4Good (programs for children and families). We focus on providing services where they are needed most that are self-sustaining, cause-related and entrepreneurial.