Alberta Council of Disability Services

The ACDS Innovation Award recognizes and celebrates Community Disability Services sector organizations implementing innovative practices that improve service delivery outcomes to benefit persons with developmental disabilities. Specifically, organizations are recognized for innovations that: are creative and novel; address one or more of the challenges currently facing the sector; present positive outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities; others in the sector can learn from.


Recipient: ACDS Innovation Award 2019

Camrose Association for Community Living and the University of Alberta 
Innovation: SingAble

SingAble is a community based inclusive choir. It embraces the philosophy that music is for all and can benefit all. Inclusion choirs are, in many ways connected to music therapy. SingAble provides community members of all ages and stages of life, including those with disabilities, with the opportunity to explore and express their musical talents in a meaningful and rewarding way through song and musical expression. Everyone is valued regardless of ability, background, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. SingAble provides a powerful vehicle in which to increase awareness, change perceptions and build community connections.

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