• Welcome to Springboard Centre for Adults with Disabilities


    Our Mission Statement

    Springboard Centre assists adults with developmental disabilities to achieve meaning in their lives.

    Our Vision Statement

    Springobard Centre is committed to serving as a model to and partner with the community for the integration and acceptance of people with disabilities.

    Our Values

    1. We believe in the promotion and facilitation of an individual’s abilty and right to make choices and decisions.

    2. We believe in providing programs within a consistent, accepting, congenial and stimulating environment.

    3. We believe that we must be sensitive to the needs of individuals and address these needs with respect and dignity.

    4. We believe in providing an appropriate environment in which individuals can feel comfortable learning new skills.

    5. We adehere to a professional code of ethics to ensure that we deliver the best possible service while respecting the rights of individuals.

    6. We believe in facilitating the professional educational process, and provide placement and supervision of students in the field.

    7. We believe in promoting community education and public awareness.

    8. We believe in adherence to Core Standards as outlined by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities.


    Community Disability Services Worker Summer Student

    Job Posting Date: April 27 – May 4, 2018 

    Start Date: May 14, 2018 

    End Date: August 31, 2018   

    Wage and Hours of Work 

    The starting wage range is $15.57-$16.18 per hour based upon the applicant’s education and experience with people with disabilities.   Staff work from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm, Mondays thru Thursdays and 7:45 – 3:30 pm on Fridays.  The hours are based upon a 37.5 hour work week, as the lunch break is unpaid.    

    Job Description: 

    The CDSW Summer Student is a temporary front-line community disability services role. The CDSW has a responsibility to support and facilitate the development of skills and competencies that will assist persons with disabilities to pursue and fulfill their goals, objectives and aspirations. The CDSW will be shadowing with an experienced staff for the first week and will then be assigned to work with individuals after that period. The CDSW will participate in the daily training activities at Springboard Centre.   The primary activities and roles are as follows:  

    1. Follow the Individual Service Plan (ISP) and Protocols that were developed to support and assist each Individual’s development, community support, behavior management and/or personal care.  

    2. Assist and support Individuals to play a part, in a meaningful way, in achieving their goals and to provide opportunities for personal growth and valued roles within the community.  The Individual will also be encouraged to maintain the connections made in the community.  3. Assist and support Individuals in establishing and maintaining respectful relationships within the community.  This includes assisting and encouraging Individuals to participate effectively in recreational and other social settings.  

    4. Be aware of the Individual’s physical, social and recreational environments and take action to reduce the risks and increase participation and inclusion.    

    5. Be aware and follow all policies and procedures of the agency.  

    6. Understand the issues that may occur in the community but also the opportunities, so that the Individual can be supported in having a more active role in the community.  

    7. Model behaviors that are acceptable for the Individual and those in the community.     

    8. Assist and support Individuals to advocate on their own behalf.  

    9. Maintain clear and objective records and prepare any required reports or other documentation.  

    10. Communicate in a professional, timely, accurate and respectful manner with Individuals, staff and those in the community, and with the families and guardians of the Individual, when applicable.  

    11. Work effectively in a cooperative, team orientated environment, and in doing so, deal with opinions different than his/her own.  

    12. Demonstrate knowledge of basic rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.  

    13. A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to make their own life choices and to become active members of the community.   

    How to Apply: 

    By Mail:

    Attn: Romeo Concepcion Springboard Centre for Adults with Disabilities #14, 2115—27th Ave NE Calgary, AB  T2E 7E4  

    By Fax: (403) 235-3872   By Email: admin@springboardcentre.ca   Deadline for all applications is May 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

    Our Board of Directors

    Bill Blair

    Carol Allan

    Donna Crawford

    Nathan Graham

    Martin Hoornaert

    Christopher Rappel

    George Roberts

    Roxy Schmidt

    Ken Taub

    Gord Hoffman

    Kathryn Melrose - CEO


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    18.01 Newsletter (pdf)


    18.04 Newsletter (pdf)



    Annual General Meeting

    Date: June 25, 2018

    Time: 6:00 pm

    Location: Springboard Centre

    RSVP to Cheryl at 403-248-7071 by June 18, 2018.

    All are welcome to attend. However, note that in order to vote, a membership must be purchased. The cost is $5 which can be purchased on that evening.


    Donations are gratefully accepted

    Springboard Centre is mostly funded by the Government of Alberta through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities. The agency also relies on fundraising from casino events. Please contact us if you are intersted in volunteering for upcoming casino events.

    One Time Donation

    You can simply mail a cheque to our office and mark Sustainability Fund in the memo field (Springboard Centre for Adults with  Disabilities, #14, 2115 - 27 Avenue, NE Calgary, AB, T2E7E4) or to make a donation online by clicking on the Canada Helps logo. This will allow you to make a one-time donation using your PayPal, Debit Card, Visa or MasterCard.

    Monthly Giving

    You can support our very worthy cause with a regular monthly payment. This can be done by mailing a number of postdated cheques into our office or make a donation online by clicking on the Canada Helps logo. Once on the Canada Helps website, you can choose the monthly giving option, which will allow you to make regular monthly donations to the Sustainability Fund by using your PayPal, Debit Card, Visa or MasterCard. 

    Vehicle Donations

    Do you have a vehicle that you no longer want but are not sure what to do with? Then make a donation! Springboard Centre is part of Donate-A-Car Canada. Every vehicle donated gives you a charitable receipt, with the proceeds going to Springboard Centre. 

    Planned Giving

    Planned Giving (Legacy Gift) is the thoughtful process of planning a gift to produce the maximum benefit to the donor and the charity. There are various ways a donor can leave money or assets to Springboard Centre at his/her death or invest money so that the donor receives the benefits during his or her life and then bequeaths the remaining funds to Springboard. There are many options through which a legacy gift may be made - wills and bequests, life insurance, charitable trust, endowments, etc. It is important to consult your financial planner, friends and family before you create a legacy gift.

    Donating Securities

    A gift of publicly listed securities provides  an innovative and creative way to make a charitable gift and can often help fund a larger gift than you might otherwise be able to make. Securities can include stocks, bonds, bills, warranties and mutual funds. Federal and Provincial incentives make it very attractive to donate publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value. Please contact you financial broker or advisor if this method of giving is of interest to you.


    Contact Us

    Springboard Centre for Adults with Disabilities

    #14, 2115 27 AVE NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E4, CA

    (403) 248-7071


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