Southern Alberta Individualized Planning Association (SAIPA)


SAIPA's mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to drive change in their communities. The organization inspired people with developmental disabilities to become engaged, empowered citizens and to know they are valued members of an inclusive community.

The Self-Advocacy Workshops accomplish this mission by giving people with disabilities the skills to safely live independently, gain self-determination and self-advocacy skills and to develop leadership skills. Adults with disabilities also learn how to educate the community about the value of people with disabilities. The workshops give valuable skills to those at risk of poverty and marginalization and change community minds about acceptance and inclusion.