Our Mission Statement
Chrysalis provides personalized services to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their employment, volunteer and recreation goals.
People with disabilities are accepted by and included in society for their abilities to contribute, and have the same rights and privileges as all citizens.
The History of Chrysalis
In 1968, Chrysalis began as a Centennial project under the direction of the University of Alberta and was created by parents and community members who realized that adults with disabilities deserved equal opportunities to contribute to their communities. Chrysalis was one of the first of its kind in the world, an agency especially planned for training adults with developmental disabilities to produce manufactured goods using automated machinery. Through Chrysalis, individuals were offered, for the first time ever, alternatives to staying in school or remaining inactive all day long in their residential settings.
Today, Chrysalis offers personalized services to help thousands of people with disabilities receive training, develop life and vocational skills, find employment, discover volunteer opportunities, and realize a better quality of life.