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Juanita and Scott in front of Scott's story that was featured at the Project Citizenship SNAP gallery show in 2012

Supporting the citizenship of people with disabilities

Skills Society is a not-for-profit organization whose vision is of a community where all individuals are valued citizens deserving respect, dignity and rights.

People with disabilities need more than just services. We believe the people we support should have the opportunity to live full lives like any other citizen.

Skills Society's innovative social change projects

Citizen Action Hall

is a unique approach to exploring ideas and action that support engaged citizenship. What makes this approach to education innovative is how people with disabilities are instructors and leaders of discussion around disability and citizenship issues. Read more


SDX is an Edmonton-based community of practice that convenes individuals interested in learning about Systemic Design as a methodology for addressing complex, real world issues. Read more

Project Citizenship

is our award-winning initiative that helps people with disabilities be seen and included in our communities as full contributing citizens. Read more


Executive Director AGM Report

February 2019 marked the beginning of a new chapter for Skills Society and for myself as the incoming Executive Director. I’m new to the role, but not new to leadership […]

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2019 Executive Director Report


Skills Society supports people with disabilities, their families, and their communities.

Through day-to-day services and innovative projects, we work to help people with disabilities experience meaningful lives as valued citizens.

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Barry and his friend at Monster Pro Wrestling

The Action Lab

Rent the Action Lab

The Action Lab is our 2500 sq foot creative learning and workshop space designed by Manasc Isaac architects. You can rent this very unique space for workshops, events, strategic planning and to convene innovative minds to tackle complex challenges.

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The Action Lab


Put your talents and passion to work.

Become a partner in the lives of those you work with, our employees are trained with strategic and creative alternatives for traditional ways of doing things. We're seeking talented and qualified individuals to work for us. Inquire today.

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Lizzamarie and Skills team members


Help us continue our effort to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.

Your investment helps us help people with disabilities to lead full, productive lives in our community. Transform lives, inspire cultural change.

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The Edmonton Police recognizing Jason “Captain Community” for his efforts to keep his neighbors safe