To develop and provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to attain a personal level of achievement and excellence in life!
To provide an excellent service to individuals and their families to maximize quality of life in a “wholistic” manner.
Who We Are
Since 1985, Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency, URSA, has been a Calgary based non-profit agency that works to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in community settings. We continue to break down a multitude of barriers for these individuals and help them thrive in the community.
URSA, a non-profit charitable organization, has provided services to seniors, adults and children with developmental disabilities and brain injury survivors since 1985. URSA has a variety of programs ranging from 10 hours a week in-home support, to 24-hour staffed residences, and a variety of day programs. URSA has numerous locations all across the city and we provide services to hundreds of individuals.
Many of the individuals in service with URSA have very significant and multiple disabilities and require partial to total assistance with all aspects of daily living such as: feeding, personal care support for bathing and hygiene, and 24-hour staff support for all areas of life.
At URSA, we believe that services intended for people with disabilities should be developed using a “Wholistic” approach. An approach that encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the person. A team approach, one in which includes the client, their parents/guardians, staff members and other significant people in an individual’s life, is used when making decisions.
We believe that all individuals are active participants in the community, in their individual family and in their own life. We strive to utilize all the resources and services available in the community to promote community participation and inclusion.