Why we do what we do?

Since 1968, Chrysalis: An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities has provided personalized services and support to help adults with developmental disabilities achieve enriched lives as they pursue their personal goals and actively participate in employment and volunteer opportunities and recreational activities. And while we’re excited about our next 50 years, our immediate future includes implementation of a Human Centered Design program that focuses on facilitating our individuals to discover, develop and use their talents to become the best version of themselves. This new evolutionary process ties in with our motto: Change, Growth and Opportunity.

1. Information Sessions

Find out more about who we are and what we do at one of our hosted in-house sessions. These sessions are to share information about Chrysalis. Questions invited at any time during the session. No monetary donation requests are made, however we may contact you a few days after the tour and ask for your feedback on what was presented. 

View our schedule for Info Sessions in 2020

The general program for each session is as follows:

  • 11:15 am – arrive
  • 11:30 am – information session begins:
    • Welcome
    • Short video (6 mins: 54 secs)
    • Short presentation  
    • Facility tour
  • 12:30 pm – information session ends

Session Registration

  • Please contact us if you’d like to attend an upcoming information session. 
    Registration is required to attend and at a minimum of three days before a session.
  • Group sessions and special tours can be also be arranged on other days.

2. Annual Gala Fundraising Breakfast

Chrysalis also hosts an annual Gala Fundraising Breakfast in May/June. The Gala Breakfast is a friend and FUNdraiser that offers our guests an opportunity to get to know us better through insightful stories of achievement from those whose lives have been positively affected by Chrysalis. Guests can contribute in many ways – through monetary contributions, serving on one of our Boards, recruiting our individuals in service for paid or volunteer jobs, procuring our woods and plastics products, helping us expand our Friends of Chrysalis network and much more.

  • May 12, 2020 – our next Spirit of Chrysalis Gala Fundraising Breakfast will be held from 7 – 9 a.m. at Meridian Banquets in Edmonton. 

Contact us to discuss how you can support Chrysalis by sponsoring this event or a table, helping us to expand our network or donating to Chrysalis.

Thank you for supporting Chrysalis and our community!!