The Calgary Society of Community Opportunities
CSCO has opened its doors once again! We will be serving participants one to one and participants will be scheduled on a weekly basis starting at one day a week to reduce the numbers of individuals on-site at any given time. Participant return will be on a voluntary basis. CSCO’s support staff have contacted participants and offered a scheduled day to come in. If you are an existing participant of CSCO’s core day program and would like to be scheduled to come in, contact your key worker or call into the office at (403) 253-3454 ext. 225 to inquire about scheduling.
If you are scheduled to return to CSCO, please ensure that you have completed the questionnaire sent to you. If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions, please have patience and take advantage of our remote programming as we have to abide by the Chief Medical Health Officer’s orders and wait until restrictions have been lifted. Please stay home if you are displaying any symptoms or are feeling unwell.
CSCO’s staff have greatly increased cleaning routines and follow all recommendations given by the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada, Alberta Health Services, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Still not feeling ready to return? Make sure you head over to the CSCO calgary youtube channel for a variety of remote activities from cooking classes to fitness training. Our channel can be found at the link below. CSCO has also been hosting a variety of Zoom programming. Zoom is a webinar app designed to have large group video calls and can be downloaded onto any android or apple device from the app or play store or at zoom.us from desktop or laptop computers. If you have questions or require support in setting up your zoom application, please contact your key worker or phone the office at (403) 253-3454.
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."