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Mrs. Winnifred Mary Stewart

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Board Member

Winnifred Stewart Association
11130 131 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5M 1C1
Canada

Company Description: Winnifred Stewart Association has been providing services to individuals with a developmental disability for over 50 years. We began as a school in the Westmount...   more
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Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • honourary doctorate of laws
    University of Alberta
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Meyer Family Vineyards
www.mfvwines.com, 2 July 2012 [cached]
2011 - Winnifred Mary Stewart
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Winnifred Mary Stewart
Mrs. Winnifred Mary Stewart was a very determined woman who had a son named Parker, born with a development disability. She wanted to give her son every possible chance to grow and develop to his full potential, but she encountered obstacles and resistance from a society that, at the time, felt children like Parker were lost causes.
Winnifred strongly believed that people with development disabilities had more to offer to society than society was prepared to offer them - a revolutionary thought at that time. Along with a small group of parents, Winnifred started the Edmonton Association for the Mentally Handicapped and the Winnifred Stewart School, which was the first of it's kind in Canada. At it's peak, the school served over 450 students, until 1982 when children with disabilities were integrated into the regular school system.
Today, Winnifred Steward Association (WSA) carries on the legacy started by Winnifred, and the spirit of it's remarkable namesake continues to live through the organization. WSA has come a long way from its early days as a school, and it continues to build on Winnifred's work of helping people with developmental disabilities. More than 200 people are currently involved in the Winnifred Stewart Association's residential, community recreation, and volunteerism and employment support programs.
Meyer Family Vineyards is proud to honour this amazing woman as this years Tribute to Excellence and offer support to the vision statement of this association: To support individuals with developmental disabilities to meet their potential and have full lives in an inclusive, supportive community.
This Tribute will take the shape of a 5 year, $1,000 annual Bursary which will be presented to a student in the Disabilities Studies Program at MacEwan University in Edmonton by Winnifred Stewart as provided by Meyer Family Vineyards.
Mrs. Winnifred Mary Stewart was ...
www.wsaf.ca, 5 Aug 2011 [cached]
Mrs. Winnifred Mary Stewart was a very determined woman who had a son named Parker, born with a developmental disability. She wanted to give her son every possible chance to grow and develop to his full potential, but she encountered obstacles and resistance from a society that, at the time, felt children like Parker were lost causes.
Winnifred strongly believed that people with developmental disabilities had more to offer to society than society was prepared to offer them-a revolutionary thought at that time. Along with a small group of parents, Winnifred started the Edmonton Association for the Mentally Handicapped and the Winnifred Stewart School, which was the first of its kind in Canada. At its peak, the school served over 450 students, until 1982 when children with disabilities were integrated into the regular school system.
Today, Winnifred Stewart Association (WSA) carries on the legacy started by Winnifred, and the spirit of its remarkable namesake continues to live on through the organization.
Recycling is now easier and more ...
www.avonmore.org, 1 Oct 2012 [cached]
Recycling is now easier and more convenient than ever thanks to Winnifred Stewart Association’s (WSA) fundraising program, Empties to WINN.
Real Estate Weekly
www.rewedmonton.ca, 3 Sept 2010 [cached]
Along with a small group of parents, Mrs. Winnifred Mary Stewart started the Edmonton Association for the Mentally Handicapped and the Winnifred Stewart School, which was the first of its kind in Canada. At its peak, the school served over 450 students, until 1982 when many children with disabilities were integrated into the regular school system. Before her passing in 1990 she was named as an officer of the order of Canada, was awarded an honourary doctorate of laws from the University of Alberta, and in 1985 she was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence. She will always be remembered for her vision of a better life for her severely-handicapped son, Parker, which she shared with the world, and for establishing her original school, not only here in Edmonton but also in 19 communities across western Canada which were inspired by her example. She was named an Edmontonian of the Century during the citys centennial celebrations last year for founding the first school for children with developmental disabilities in Canada.
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