Easter Seals Alberta’s McQueen Home in Edmonton is a nine-bedroom home for individuals living with a disability, who, due to their high personal care needs, would be unable to live independently without support. These individuals are able to connect and actively participate in their community, including volunteering, attending courses, working part-time, and spending time with family and friends.
In 1975, McQueen Home founder, Ruth Peterson’s vision was for her young son Gerry, to have a place to call home in the community with other young adults with disabilities or medical conditions. This was a place for them to thrive and actively participate in their community.
Like any home, residents dine together, watch hockey, play board games, provide input on their home, and enjoy many summer barbecues. They are engaged and active members of their community.
The home, funded through Alberta Health Services, Supporting Living, offers safety and security for individuals by providing 24/7 staffing, including an LPN and health care attendants. The disabilities and medical condition of the individuals varies and currently include Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Spina Bifida.
While staffing is provided through AHS, all capital purchases and improvements for the home are fundraised for and provided by generous Albertans. To support Easter Seals McQueen Home and help us continue to foster inclusion, independence, and recreation for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions, click HERE. Work crew projects, including gardening, spring clean up, painting, and baking treats, are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.