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Moving Ahead

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Moving Ahead

“Cup of Jo” There is so much going on these days, the Michener closure and “cuts to PDD community access”, and almost everybody is talking about it. All the buzz is making me dizzy! How are the rest of you feeling? I have got to say that most of what the press is posting is negative. Premier Redford and her Government of Alberta Colleagues are taking a lot of heat for the recent budget and associated changes in the provincial vision on supports for persons with disabilities. But I’ve got to ask, are we focusing on the wrong...

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Safeguarding is at the Forefront of Everything We Do!

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Safeguarding is at the Forefront of Everything We Do!

“Cup of Jo” Cosmos and Safeguarding are synonymous. We live and breathe raising the bar on the treatment of persons with disabilities, and we are not shy about holding ourselves and our colleaugues accountable to do the same. Safeguarding truly is our ethos; we treat people with dignity and respect, we advocate for their rights and fair treatment, and fundamentally we work to ensure their safety at all times. And still we have so very far to go! It is 2013 and as I reflect on the progress of the Human Services Sector as a whole I...

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A Reflection on Cosmos Past Year of Sexuality Education

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A Reflection on Cosmos Past Year of Sexuality Education

“Cup Of Jo” 2012 has been an absolutely phenomenal year here at Cosmos! And our Sexuality Education has been no exception. We offered our very first workshop series in January of 2012 to support persons with disabilities in achieving sexual wellness, and I am excited to say that over 50 participants have completed the workshop series to date. We also gave a variety of presentations to promote the value of Sexuality Education for all persons. Many people were unaware that historically people with disabilities have not received...

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Students Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

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Students Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

Students raise funds for children’s hospital Red Deer…. Over 650 students and teachers from Poplar Ridge School and Central Middle School brought in empty beverage containers from home in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (Calgary) during Waste Reduction Week, October 15 – 21, 2012.[/dropcap] Students were encouraged to bring at least one recyclable container to school. The containers were then collected by Cosmos Bottle Depots and the refunds donated to the hospital. “The emphasis was on student awareness and how...

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Cosmos Celebrates 40 Years

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Cosmos Celebrates 40 Years

On September 14th the team team at Cosmos celebrated 40 years of serving Central Region Alberta. The event was well attended and featured demonstrations from our Taekwondo members and a performance from our newly formed house band; Soulful Noize. Mesages of congratulations came from Mayor Morris Flewwelling, PDD Central Region Community Board, Mary Anne Jablonski, and Earl Dreeshen. Staff, Board members and clients from past to present came to celebrate the history and future of our dynamic...

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