Support Services

We are passionate about empowering families and people who live with disabilities to live fully authentic lives. We envision a community where all children grow within a family; all children learn together in neighbourhood schools; all adults work at real jobs in the community; all adults have real homes and real friends; and all people are valued, contributing members of their communities.



  • September 18, 2018

    Results of our Work Experience Project

    Throughout our years of working on employment for people with disabilities, one recurring barrier has come up time and again – it is likely the … Read More
  • September 10, 2018

    Tips & Tricks for Job Searching

    At Gateway we have been supporting people looking for work since 2013 and we understand that looking for a job can be a very daunting task. Sometimes … Read More
  • September 4, 2018

    Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD): What is it & how to get it

    Did you know that in 2004, Alberta was the first province in Canada to create independent legislation for supports and services that would be used by … Read More
  • August 27, 2018

    Assured Poverty for the Severely Handicapped

    Living with a disability brings with it many barriers. One of the biggest barriers, in my experience, is poverty. My name is Amy Park and I am a human… Read More
  • August 20, 2018

    Why are there so many abbreviations?!?

    Coming to work for a charity that operates in the disability field without disability related work experience of my own provided a huge learning curve… Read More
  • 4000

    Number of people Gateway’s support reaches each year
  • 136

    Combined total years of lived experience with disability among Gateway staff
  • 123

    Combined total years of professional experience in the disability field
  • 43

    Number of years Gateway has been supporting families


Avril worked as an employment support clerk at the City of Edmonton, performing a variety of administrative tasks.


Nicole approached Gateway Association for support in finding her first paid job. She said working was her number one priority.

Nicole started work at Organic Box in December 2014. It’s a dynamic, friendly, energetic workplace and Nicole is incredibly excited to be a member of the Organic Box team.


Tara is in the MacEwan University’s Office Assistant program with a Medical Major. She has excellent marks in the program.

Tara was recently hired by Alberta Health Services (AHS).

Gateway Association

Gateway Association is a nonprofit in Edmonton, Alberta. If you find yourself with questions about government services like Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), community living, or employment supports and services please reach out to us and we will do our best to provide you the support you require.

Transformation of Community Through the Lens of Disability