Gateway Association

Transformation of Community Through the Lens of Disability

EDMONTON AND CALGARY, AB

Empowering families and people who live with disabilities to live fully authentic lives. 

SUPPORTING

4000

PEOPLE EVERY YEAR

Employment

Resource Centre

Family

Resource Centre

Digital

Inclusion Hub

Learning

Resource Centre

HOW WE HELP

Gateway Support

JOB SEEKER SUPPORT

Job seekers receive one-on-one assistance to discover their interest fields, discover a place to work and find a job that fulfills them. Employees and employers receive ongoing support throughout the entire working relationship.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Gateway supports people with disabilities and their families and fosters more inclusive communities. Our supports and services are as unique as the people we serve. Each individual is unique in their needs. We can help.

DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAM

Through our free online workshops, courses and social connections, you can learn basic digital skills to help you communicate and create online, increase employability and engage in the digital world.

EMPLOYER SUPPORT

In partnership with employers, Gateway develops meaningful, paid employment relationships that benefit both workers and employers. Our process involves thorough discovery with each job seeker, and full exploration with every potential employer.

DIGITAL COMMUNITY

The Gateway to Digital Inclusion (GTDI) App is designed to help people connect to the online world. Through our digital office, practice digital literacy skills, engage with supports and resources, participate in events and connect with one another. Learn more about our mobile app!

WORKSHOP CALENDARS

We offer workshops for families, job seekers, employers, and anyone interested in joining an inclusive community. Workshops cover topics such as transitioning to adulthood, as well as workshops specific to families and staff that use Family Managed Services (FMS). All workshops are free.

OUR IMPACT

Success Stories

“Gateway showed me that there are companies that actually care about your own well being, they want you to be able to meet your basic needs, they want to see you grow, they want to see you move up to be a supervisor or manager and be a valuable part of the company and not just a number!

What I thought Gateway was going to do was help me find just a job, and I’d just continue on that cycle of looking for new work when the current job no longer meets my needs. But they helped me realize that I don’t have to keep living that way. I learned what my values are and the value that I could bring to the workplace. I realized that I have all of these big goals and I have a lot of talents and skills that I wasn’t able to use in my past jobs.”

LEX (she/her)

JOB SEEKER SUPPORT

GET-WORK PARTICIPANT

Supporting inclusive employers, job seekers, and loved ones with developmental disabilities to build meaningful connections in the workplace.

9TH ANNUAL

Mayor's Luncheon

This year’s theme is Future Proofing Your Workplace Through Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This is an opportunity for you to come together with leaders and changemakers to strengthen our workplaces and communities through Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Gateway Association hosted its first Mayor’s Luncheon in partnership with the City of St. Albert in May of 2012. In part, the Luncheon began as a part of a legacy project after St. Albert hosted the 2012 Special Olympics Winter Games. Over the last 10 years, the luncheon has evolved to become the platform in Alberta to build momentum, leadership, and to learn from other employers and leaders who advocate for and hire inclusively from diverse populations. Join us May 17, 2022, for our 9th Annual Mayor’s Luncheon to collaborate, create awareness, and move ideas to action.

REGISTRATION

Now Open!

This year, our Emcee, Sarah Chan, will be facilitating a panel discussion with a diverse group of community and business leaders. You’ll leave the event with new connections, new understandings, new ideas, and resources. Together, we’ll move IDEAS TO ACTION.

ONLINE LEARNING

Digital Community

Our Gateway to Digital Inclusion mobile app is designed to assist any Albertan family in navigating life while supporting a loved one with a developmental disability. The app covers topics across the lifespan, and is available to you 24/7. This allows Gateway to join you on your journey, wherever you are at. Workshops and programs are available to help you develop your digital literacy skills. Visit our Digital Community page for more information.

CONNECT WITH US

How To Get Involved

CAREERS

Support the Gateway community and watch for our latest employment opportunities.

VOLUNTEER

Interesting in supporting a non-profit organization valuing family and work-life balance? Volunteer with Gateway today!

DONATE

When you invest money in Gateway Association you are making an investment toward building more inclusive communities.

Contact Us

Edmonton
10941-120 Street NW, #201
Edmonton, AB T5H 3R3
Tel: 780-454-0701

 

Calgary
1206-20 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1M8
Tel:  587-779-7888

 

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