You may have heard reports that the government has reviewed the Program Unit Funding (PUF) model, and recently announced cuts in the per child funding of 60% for children with severe speech delays and 40% for children with other developmental delays and disorders. This will have a significant negative impact on the services that Community Options offers. Community Options is committed to upholding the rights of all children to an inclusive education, and to advocating for these funding changes to be reversed. We invite you to partner with us as we advocate for all of the vulnerable children impacted by these cuts. If you value the high-quality services you have received from Community Options, please consider contacting the Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange. The most effective letters are individualized and personal.
Honourable Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education
228 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Ave NW
Canada T5K 2B6
Or call: (780) 427-5010
Or email: RedDeer.North@assembly.ab.ca
We also encourage you to contact your local MLA to further discuss the negative impact of these funding cuts. You can find your local MLA contact information here.
Together let’s give children a voice and speak up for inclusive education. Please contact if you have any further questions about what to include in your letter.
Your Community Options Team