Join us on May 10 as we welcome Katie Fipke, program manager for Between Friends, who will speak to us about the importance of inclusion for those with disabilities and special needs in our community.
Many people with disabilities seek social and recreational activities that are fundamental to enriching self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Between Friends facilitates programs with these goals in mind while promoting a focus on shared interests over individual differences.
Between Friends offers children, youth and adults a variety of programs that remove the barriers of isolation and truly function as the building blocks of friendship. They encourage diversity by connecting our community with their fellow citizens with disabilities, providing ongoing development and benefitting all people through the sharing of unique talents and perspectives
Don’t miss out to learn more about this great Calgary organization! RSVP today!
Katie Fipke has been the Program Manager for Between Friends since the summer of 2014. In her role, Katie is responsible for ensuring that the implementation of programs and services for Between Friends’ members is carried out according to the strategy as set by the board of directors. She is responsible for understanding the needs of the disability & wider communities to ensure that the program offerings meet the needs of members. Katie oversees a team of nine, who provide approximately 130 programs in 5 program areas.