On April 26 2022, we hosted our 2022 Annual General Meeting. Highlights of our 2022 AGM included:

  • Year in Review: Presented by Margaret Whalen, our Year in Review highlighted projects, reports, and events that we have bee involved with over the last year.
  • Election of our new board members: We welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors: Gail Francis, Priscilla Bunham Riosa, Pascale Castonguay and Anne Kresta.
  • Voting on our suggested name change.
  • Guest panel, “Exploring Community Support though Indigenous Perspectives in Alberta.” This panel discussion featured the following presenters:
    • Grant Bruno, Chair, father to four amazing children, two of which are on the autism spectrum, and a registered member of Samson Cree Nation
    • Dr. Pearl Yellow Old Woman-Healy, member of the Siksika Nation and mother of an adult child with autism
    • Stephanie James, mother of a neurodiverse child, Family Support Worker at Autism Calgary
    • Janice Pounder, Program Coordinator, Crowsnest Community Support Society
    • Amy Quintal, founder of Cohesive Communities, currently completing Indigenous Master of Social Work
    • Brandon Rudics, volunteer at Chinook Autism Society, Autism Alberta
    • Shino Nakane, Moderator, Provincial Director for Autism Society Alberta, Acting Chair for the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, an advisory body for the Government of Alberta.


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