I CAN Centre for Assistive Technology Service, Adults

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone

Helps people with special needs, their families, caregivers, community teams and others find and learn how to use technology for everyday tasks.

Technology might include:

  • specialized equipment
  • computer software and applications
  • other tools, such as word / picture boards
  • strategies that are used by both clients and the people around them

Services include assessment, consultation, training, and follow-up relating to:

  • communication technology to help people interact with others, if they have problems with face-to-face communication
  • technology and software to help people use computers , when they can't use a standard mouse and keyboard
  • equipment and software to help people read, if they have problems reading text on their own
  • software and devices that help people write, when they have trouble with printing / handwriting Equipment to help people control their environment, like phones or lights
  • special power mobility equipment so that people can control their wheelchairs on their own, when they can't use a standard joystick

Key Provider: biomedical engineering technologists, occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), rehabilitation engineers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, therapy assistants
Yes, Clients must work with the community service providers first to see if any other strategies or tools can meet their needs. If more specialized equipment is needed, the client can be referred to the service.
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

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Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: Yes,

There may be a cost for equipment. The service can provide clients with forms to apply for help to pay for the costs. Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) only helps pay for Speech Generating Communication Devices (SGCDs) and power wheelchairs.

Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Wheelchair access: Yes - Designated surface and underground parking stalls. Ramps and wheelchair accessible washrooms.
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
June 14, 2023
10230 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5G 0B7

There is no Emergency Department at this facility.

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Hours of Operation
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM