Who We Are
In 1975, a group of passionate parents fought to open doors for their children. Gateway Association emerged as the “Gateway to a better life” they envisioned for people with disabilities and their families. Gateway is a Family Resource Centre (FRC) and an Employment Resource (ERC) Centre that provides education, family support, mentorship and inclusive employment. It is our mission to assist the community to understand disabilities.
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.
Gateway envisions a world where all people are valued, respected members of their communities.
Gateway will be a global leader and influencer in community development that looks to our roots and expertise to break barriers for people with disabilities.
Transformation of community through the lens of disability.
HOW WE HELP
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
WHO WE ARE
Meet The Team
Our Gateway to Digital Inclusion mobile app is designed for job seekers, self-advocates and families. Access our free resources by downloading the app.
10941-120 Street NW, #201
Edmonton, AB T5H 3R3
1206-20 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1M8