Bringing communities together to support individuals with disabilities.
The Southern Alberta Community Living Association (SACLA) was established in 1980 as a charitable organization. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, SACLA has a long and proud history of providing innovative and creative supports for individuals with disabilities and their families.
SACLA believes in possibilities for all and we welcome opportunities to chat with individuals and families to determine SACLA’s role in their lives. We are enthusiastic about working together to create unique plans for the future.
Our Guiding Principles
The Association strives to develop individualized supports based on the following guiding principles.
At SACLA, our values drive our process. We centre our supports on the goals, needs, wants and dreams of the individual. We work with the individual, family and their support network to determine how to create a fulfilling and meaningful life and how SACLA can help realize this vision.
We believe that all persons thrive when they are embedded in their communities. Rather than merely providing programming, SACLA encourages and creates opportunities for individuals to live in their communities through, citizenship, volunteerism and employment, while providing support to ensure success.
It Starts With You
Each of our services are customized to the needs of the individual, making each program as unique as the person it serves.
This is SACLA
Cultivating relationships, connecting communities, creating possibilities.
Vibrant communities where people connect, contribute and are valued.
Our Board of Directors
If you wish to reach a member of our Board of Directors, please contact our office.
Chair: Brent Oleksy
Past Chair: Rick Weste
Vice Chair: Guy McNab
Treasurer: Carol-Lynn Smith-Henke
Members at Large: Anna Olson, Kathie Carlson
Gail is a Board Member of SACLA. She shares with us why she is so passionate about the work SACLA does in Lethbridge and Alberta.
Connect, Contribute, Cultivate