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.


  • May 7, 2020

    May 7th – FMS : Abuse Prevention & Response Protocol

  • June 3, 2020

    June 3rd – FMS: You are Hired! Finding the Right Staff

  • June 5, 2020

    Transition Planning for Adulthood – Weekend Blitz – 5 Jun 2020, 6:00 PM – Sat, 6 Jun 2020, 3:00 PM


  • February 3, 2020

    Families Forward: Legal Precedents and Advocacy Stories – February 27th, 2020

    Legal Precedents and Advocacy Stories – February 27th, 2020 About this Event Two caregivers will share their personal story of the advocacy, app… Read More
  • January 25, 2020

    Disability Tax Credit, RDSP and Investments – January 31st, 2020

    Disability Tax Credit, RDSP and Investments – January 31st, 2020 About this Event Happy new year and welcome to the first Families Forward of 20… Read More
  • January 17, 2020

    Raising Jolie – Part 1

    Hello. My name is Jacquie.   I am 39 years old and a new mom for the second time. As I write this, I am 7 weeks postpartum. My beautiful and perf… Read More
  • July 4, 2019

    Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM)

    Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of DEAM is to p… Read More
  • July 4, 2019

    H.R. Inclusivity Review pilot project

    Thank you to the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund for providing Gateway Association with a grant to pilot a new project. Accommod… 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

Adrian B.

Adrian has been thriving at the SmartyPantz escape room, and has just purchased the Edmonton location making him a business owner!


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.


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

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