Chrysalis believes it is essential that individuals with disabilities are valued members of the community. We have created numerous inclusive partnerships in Edmonton and Calgary (and surrounding areas) for our service individuals to become gainfully employed and full participants in a variety of activities.
We currently serve 290 individuals between the Edmonton and Calgary sites – with 65 individuals in Calgary and 225 individuals in Edmonton. We use a Human-Centered Design process to design solutions, services or products with people rather than for them, regardless of their differing abilities. This framework ensures the human perspective is accounted for and allows us all to truly understand the person as a whole, and find opportunities for them to achieve a better and more fulfilling quality of life.
Chrysalis Calgary Statistics (as of June 2019):
– We serve 65 individuals
– We have 47 community sites, 39 volunteer sites and 8 employment sites
– 89% of our individuals are involved in inclusive community activities
– 100% of our individuals report inclusion
– 92% of our individuals volunteer in the communities
– 26% of our individuals are in supported employment opportunitiesChrysalis provides high quality on-site and community-based programs. Here’s the overview on our Calgary programs for the individuals we serve.
On-Site Signature Programs:
– Active Leisure Centre – onsite fitness facility providing individualized fitness training
– Chrysalis Cooks Program – ie. budgeting, grocery shopping, meal planning, food preparation and cooking
– Computer Program – ie. Success Maker, reading and writing
– Creative arts program: ie. drawing, painting, photography, multi-media
– Crafts program
– Music Program – music movement, music appreciation, singing and dancing, music therapy
– Snoezelen Room – a multi-sensory environment to deliver stimuli to various senses
– Training Program – ie. back care & lifting, WHMIS, fire extinguisher training, self-advocacy course
– Painting & drawing
– Theatre performanceHow Can You Get Involved?
Here are some of the ways you can support Chrysalis. You’re also welcome to contact us to discuss an opportunity and partnership with us.