Inclusive Community Supports

Multi-Sensory Toy and Equipment Lending Library

Cohesive Communities is excited to offer a specialized resource library for children with various disabilities and a special collection of Sensory Backpacks for sign out at the Stony Plain Public Library (SPPL) and the Spruce Grove Public Library (SGPL) in the following processing areas:

  • Auditory
  • Tactile
  • Cause and Effect
  • Literacy/Communication
  • More to come…

We are thankful for our generous sponsors and donors who have allowed us to get this pilot going. We are especially thankful to SGPL for partnering with us on this project.

Caroline’s Carts

Shopping carts created for children with special needs provide parents and caregivers a viable option to transport a child through a store while grocery shopping, without having the impossible task of having to maneuver a wheelchair and a traditional grocery cart at the same time.

Cohesive Communities families advocated for the purchase of Caroline’s Carts, which are now available at local grocery stores including Freson Bros. and North Central CO-OP in Stony Plain, Alberta.

Inclusive Swings

Children can experience play together including individuals with special needs, despite their different abilities, if given the opportunity.

The foundation was recently awarded a grant to purchase inclusive swings that provide a supportive, secure ride in four Parkland County community parks including the following locations:

  • Blueberry Hall, Alberta
  • Clymont, Alberta
  • Entwistle, Alberta
  • Wabamun, Alberta

Share your Idea

Cohesive Communities is on the look out to make the communities of Parkland County, Lac St. Anne County, Leduc County, Sturgeon County and Paul First Nations more inclusive.

If you have a product or service concept that would transform the experience for families and children with disabilities for the better at school, community and play, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!