We help people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities

Who We Are

Excel Society celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2014.


Excel Society is dedicated to enabling people to develop their full potential.


We value every person’s right to personal dignity, self determination, and the fundamental resources to respond to their needs, aspirations and choices, to a safe and non threatening environment to be respected and accepted on the basis of their individual qualities, abilities and experiences to fair and equitable treatment.


The purpose of the Excel Society is to encourage clients to achieve personal and community-based goals, which promote their potential for independent living, and community based employment.  Excel Society provides individuals with access to community-based opportunities and facilitates the development of interpersonal relations, occupational and independent living skill sets, individual responsibility and personal independence.


Excel started as a community project from the Alberta Hospital Edmonton in 1964. It was recognized that if hospital clients were to reintegrate into the community, they would need help in developing personal and employment skills. This initiative started the establishment in the basement of Robertson-Wesley United Church. They began with 15 clients and soon grew out of the location and moved downtown. Over 50 years we have grown in size and currently have over 500 clients and 600 staff.