Empowerment. Excellence. Service.
This is S.P.A.N’s vision for our role in the community.
Empowerment is about S.P.A.N. working to create opportunities for people of all abilities to be accepted by society, included in their community, and to become contributing members, valued for what each person can offer.
Excellence is the best practice and the best delivery of support services. Excellence is action; it is the constant striving for high quality services; the ability to adapt to changing needs of our clients. It is leading by example. It is being a contributing member of our business community. It is the standard of our services; the integrity we maintain; and the care we have for those less fortunate.
Service is having a role in our community to care about and for people who face challenges. Chen Guangcheng said “how a society treats its’ disabled is the true measure of civilization”. Service on behalf of others is the activity of those who believe in a moral society.
“St. Paul Abilities Network would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.”