Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017 Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of two awards that will be presented at Dinner for Doors this year: The Kent Hehr Leadership Award presented to Darby Lee Young; and The Heart of Community Award presented to Allan James (Jim) Monk. These two amazing Calgarians are doing important work in our city to create a more inclusive community for everyone. Darby’s passion, perseverance and energy for accessibility led her to recently create a new business called Level Playing Field. Level Playing Field focuses on providing universal design solutions and with Darby at the helm, her dream of a barrier-free society could just become a reality. Jim has been called “a genius” at stirring the imaginations of the people he encounters through his dedication as a volunteer at the Tetra Society of Calgary. Personable and approachable, he has  tireless energy for serving clients with a disability, for invigorating the Tetra volunteers who work with those clients, and for building a more inclusive Calgary. Congratulations to the recipients and thank you to all the nominators for your inspiring submissions. The Kent Hehr Leadership Award Committee, comprised of volunteers from Dinner for Doors Presenting Sponsor, First Calgary, met in early September to...Read More→

5 Things About Inclusio

The brand-new Inclusio building, opening in early 2018, will feature a whole slate of enhancements. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the coolest, creative features of this new accessible, affordable home. Less snow, more freedom Snow and ice can leave wheelchair-using residents stuck in their homes much longer than others. To help alleviate this, Inclusio’s front walkway is heated from beneath to ensure that overnight snowfall doesn’t accumulate and become a barrier. All the technology A state-of-the-art digital system will allow every resident to easily control their environment, including their lighting, blinds, multimedia and apartment doorways. You can see Canada Olympic Park The views from each of the four patios is beautiful, but the view from the top is especially stunning. On a clear day, you can see across the tree tops of Confederation Park all the way to the University of Calgary, Canada Olympic Park and beyond. Creative cabinetry Every unit at Inclusio comes with a kitchen table, but you’d never see it when you walk in. The tables are part of the built-in cabinetry in every room, and easily pop-out of the cupboard in each of the unit’s kitchenettes. Having the tables built-in allows more space for...Read More→