Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta)



Aboriginal Services

The Aboriginal Services program at CPA (Alberta) has been in existence for many years. It is integral to the successful delivery of supports to the Aboriginal and First Nations population (both on and off reserve) and Métis. Aboriginal Services Coordinators are sensitive to the unique cultural and political environment in which their clients live.  They work closely with community leaders to make them aware of, and encourage their response to, important issues such as community accessibility, transportation, health services, and housing. Their function within the province is especially critical considering the high rate of disability in the Aboriginal population and they work with people having a broad range of disabilities.