West Central Abilities supports individuals with disabilities with their independence and relationships within the community. It is about dignity, respect, and everyone enjoying full citizenship in our communities.
To serve and create opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to live a rich life of quality and enjoyment
Our Services are designed to provide persons with disabilities the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, to build their confidence and achieve as much independence as possible.
WCA is actively fundraising for several projects we have underway. Help us meet our goal!
2022-2023 Message from WCA’s Board Chairperson
and Executive Director
Tamara Wiebe and Kim Edmunds
WCA’s Board Chairperson and Executive Director
“Dream Building – A Legacy to Build On”
2022 marked 50 years of providing services and opportunities for West Central Abilities Inc. This was a tremendous accomplishment recognized by our community.
WCA’s purpose from its inception holds true today – to provide meaningful, quality programs, services, and supports, with dignity and respect to encourage independence and provide the highest quality of care. The objectives include the pursuit of new and innovative methods in promoting the welfare and well-being of People Experiencing Disability.
Into the future we shall go, where inspiration will be gained, and possibilities evolve.
We recognize that Inspiration comes from all directions, which helps to build our vision for tomorrow. On our journey of changing lives and helping people, we have had the privilege of knowing some of the ﬁrst families who initially embarked on this venture. These families did not let the multitude of barriers prevent them from achieving their goals. Their eﬀorts and determination have made a signiﬁcant impact within the disability service sector for today.
Fulﬁlling and Energizing Possibilities
The key to unlocking an individual’s full potential is being able to provide opportunities for individuals to make choices, nurture and shape their talents, support their abilities, and provide information to make decisions. Every day our team is implementing processes where individuals may discover their values, interests, talents, and gifts. We are here to encourage, support, care for and guide them in choosing the way that they want to live their life.
We are living in a time where things are quickly evolving around us. We have modern technology, expanding Artiﬁcial Intelligence, and medical advancements incorporating technological developments in all areas of healthcare. It is amazing how far things have come.
We are grateful that essential services too are evolving in family supports, accessible services and resources, and dedicated professional development in our ﬁeld. Yet, at that same time, as we reﬂect on what has changed, we see the same fundamentals remain: the need for love, purpose, belonging, contribution and having connection with family and friends.
Reconnecting with Peers, Family, and Friends
It is with renewed enthusiasm that we put the pandemic and its restrictions behind us and celebrate the regained liberties of enjoying the company of others, participating in, and attending community events as we did before the infamous COVID-19. A positive gained from the restrictions was that WCA transcended, ﬁnding new and creative ways to stay connected, incorporating innovative ways for sharing information, holding meetings and professional development. Today we are more eager and more appreciative to celebrate all the simple joys in life with one another.
New Day Program Facility Progresses
Construction work is getting close to completion at the new Centre. Anticipation is growing amongst all of us for that ‘move in day’, to arrive at our new accessible location on 1st Avenue West.
We wish to extend our appreciation to the Kinsmen Foundation for their generous contribution of $85,204.00 for the accessible elevator lift system that was installed.
We wish to acknowledge the numerous donors we have had over the years in making this new facility a reality for our services to be delivered from for many, many, years to come. From the fundraising eﬀorts and generous donations, a total of $264, 371.00 was raised in the 2022 -2023 year. Special recognition goes to our larger donors in the year: The Town of Kindersley, SARCAN, and the Bews Family.
Overview for SARCAN
SARCAN released that its returns held strong throughout the past year with an 84% return rate. This is one of Canada’s highest return rates and helped bring SARCAN’s historical total of returned containers to over 10 billion. An incredible milestone for SARCAN.
Thank you to all for your continued support, generous contributions, and entrusted ethics. We are advancing with you by our side. Challenge Today – Create Tomorrow.
Photo: Tori Der, Lloyd Griffith, Irene Suru, Margaret Suru, and Kim Edmunds attending the SARC Awards Banquet where Lloyd received the Community Builder Award for his contribution to West Central Abilities as a member of the board, Building Committee Member, an link to other community organizations such as the Clearview Community Church and SPOKES Family Resource Centre.
Irene Suru and other client artists unveiling their collaborative art piece to commemorate SARC’s 50th Anniversary.
Lloyd Griffith Community Builder Award presented by SARC
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This is a list of cash donations received from April, 2015 until July, 2021 which were specifically designated by the donors for WCA new building. Our most sincere apologies to anyone we may have inadvertently missed or for any clerical errors. We gratefully acknowledge donations received for the many fundraising projects and to all those who supported and continue to support our fundraisers.