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Mrs. Winnifred Mary Stewart

Wrong Winnifred Mary Stewart?

Founder

Edmonton Association for the Mentally Handicapped
 
Background

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.
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www.winnifredstewart.com, 4 Dec 2012 [cached]
from Winnifred Stewart Asociation
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.
Jesse Willms: Happy To Help Out The Winnifred Stewart Association | JesseWillms.com - The Official Blog of Jesse Willms
jessewillms.com, 18 April 2011 [cached]
It was founded by Winnifred Mary Stewart whose son, Parker, was born with developmental disabilities. Stewart wanted to do everything she could to offer her son as normal a life as possible.
But, at that time there wasn't a support system in the community for the developmentally disabled. They were considered "lost causes. Stewart was not going to let this stop her, so she created the Edmonton Association for the Mentally Handicapped and the Winnifred Stewart School.
Jesse Willms: Happy To Help Out The Winnifred Stewart Association | JesseWillms.com - The Official Blog of Jesse Willms
jessewillms.com, 20 Jan 2011 [cached]
It was founded by Winnifred Mary Stewart whose son, Parker, was born with developmental disabilities. Stewart wanted to do everything she could to offer her son as normal a life as possible.
But, at that time there wasn't a support system in the community for the developmentally disabled. They were considered "lost causes. Stewart was not going to let this stop her, so she created the Edmonton Association for the Mentally Handicapped and the Winnifred Stewart School.
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