Connections is a grassroots organization that started with three people, a kitchen table, no funding, but with the inspiration to find ways to help adults with developmental disabilities who chose to start a family.
Connections’ start was at a point of recognition that people with disabilities should be able to choose to have the same roles in the community as anyone else. It was just as important to offer people choices in support and services that worked for them.
As a grassroots and family-oriented organization, we welcome – and depend on! – support from individuals, families and corporations to respond to the many and varied needs of the families we help.
We welcome donations and volunteering so these families are successful, maintaining a safe and nurturing home for their children.
On September 20, 2015, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary with our first, annual Sunday Family Dinner. We welcomed extended Connections family members -- our supporters and kids of all ages. This one was special -- a celebration of an old-fashioned Sunday dinner. Thank you for joining us and thank you to sponsors for support -- Willow Park Wines, Goodwill Industries, Livingstone & Cavell, University of Toronto Press, Joanne Chaloner, Alberta Tubular Products, Glenbow Museum, Kerrie Penney, Freshwater Creative, Starbucks and, most especially, Lori Salter.
Take a few minutes and watch a short video with well known Calgarians and folks on the street who share their favourite memories of Family Dinner.