The Calgary Society of Community Opportunities
CSCO is suspending operations to ensure the health and safety of our participants, staff and surrounding community. We will be closed as of Monday March 16th and will act based on recommendations from the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada, Alberta Health Services, and the World Health Organization (WHO). We are currently operating under reduced resources with staff limited to 5 individuals on-site and the remainder of staff working from home to continue to provide services remotely.
We will contact guardians and/or family members of core program participants to notify them when services will be resuming.
Our website and Facebook page will be updated as new information becomes available.
We have begun production on some videos to provide some small activities remotely. These videos can be accessed through the CSCO Calgary Youtube channel. This channel can be accessed via the youtube button on the top of the page or through this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsIEEOpicdGem3qP620C0w
CSCO supports people who have developmental disabilities to be part of the community. We have two types of programs; our Core Program and our Social Skills Programs. In our Core Program, we work with you to make programs and a schedule of activities both in the community and on-site. We look at what you are interested in, your skills and your needs to offer programs you may enjoy. You can join:
We have opened up some of our most popular activities to adults with developmental disabilities who are seeking opportunities in Social Skills Programs. We provide courses where you can learn to prepare food, use a hand-drum or other musical instruments, get moving to music and various other fun activities. These are provided at a nominal cost.
CSCO achieved 100% in its accreditation!
"The environment at the CSCO office and on-site activities is one of high energy. Individuals and staff are actively engaged in a wide range of activities from singular to small and large groups. On the first day of the survey the team was treated to a musical concert presented by the individuals. This concert was filled with high-energy singing and instruments and had the whole room rocking. Staff displayed a high degree of energy and engagement with the individuals and, quite simply, it was a great experience to be part of and to observe. The survey team, while on site, has not often observed this type of staff involvement. CSCO is commended for the spirit and culture that exists within this organization; well done."