About Southern Alberta Individualized Planning Association

Southern Alberta Individualized Planning Association (SAIPA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization which supports people with disabilities to drive change in their communities as engaged and empowered citizens. We assist people with disabilities to gain self-determination skills and an understanding of human rights through workshops, advocacy and resources.  Follow the appropriate links to see the full scope of SAIPA’s services.

Incorporated in 1986 and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, SAIPA serves the south region (from British Columbia border to the Saskatchewan border to the U.S. border to Nanton). Services will be provided to the Blood and Peigan First Nations if SAIPA is invited.

Funded by Persons with Developmental Disabilities South Alberta Board, two full-time and one part-time staff provide the above services. We also rely on several volunteers; their tireless dedication allows us to continue meeting the growing needs of those in our community. We continually strive to be responsive to those with disabilities and their support networks.

SAIPA will respond to requests for assistance from:

  • Any individual with a disability.
  • Any person who supports an individual with a disability.
  • Any community advocate or organization acting on behalf of an individual with a disability.

Why do we do this? SAIPA realizes that when people with disabilities are educated about the choices and opportunities they have, the chance to experience safe, meaningful inclusion increases. We are working hard every day to break barriers and highlight the valuable contributions people with disabilities make in our community!