This is where we highlight projects undertaken by ICCER members, usually in collaboration with one or more partners
Excel Society and University of Alberta
In a collaborative effort between the Excel Society, a non-profit organization providing services to individuals with disabilities led by CEO, Sharon Read, and the University of Alberta’s Dr. Al Cook, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, the two organizations developed a partnership which would improve the communication experiences of clients faced with complex needs.
CapitalCare and Alberta Health Services
In fall 2011, a group of masters students completing their practicums with Speech-language Pathology Consulting Services in Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services, began a trial lunch club, with a group of six residents living at McConnell Place West. The program was designed to increase independence in activities of daily living and to improve social communication in people with dementia.
“Lunch Club” at Capital Care Norwood began in May 2012 with residents of North Horizons, a brain injury unit. Modifications to the original program were made to accommodate the needs of these participants.