The Robin Hood Association is committed to excellence in assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve their personal best and experience a quality lifestyle.
Individuals served by the Robin Hood Association will have the opportunity to experience a satisfying and fulfilling lifestyle based on personal choice, dignity and respect.
What We Do
Robin Hood Association is the primary provider of services to children and adults with disabilities in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas. Our organization is made up of families and friends of people with disabilities, and we currently serve approximately 290 adults and 330 children and their families. An elected Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the Association’s policies and planning.
The services provided by the Robin Hood Association are delivered by a committed team of over 400 full- and part-time staff. Volunteers also play a vital role in all aspects of the organization including participation on the Board and committees as well as direct involvement in service delivery.
We depend on the support of individuals, businesses and service groups in our community to continue to deliver quality services to the people we serve. Please visit our Partners page to learn more about the businesses and organizations that are making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
The Robin Hood Association was formed in 1963 under the guidance of Col. E.W. Cormack and Dr. Barbara Cormack. The first project undertaken by the Association was the development of the Robin Hood School which was originally located in a house in Sherwood Park. A school was constructed in 1968, and an adult vocational program began in 1974. The Robin Hood Association also opened its first community-based group home that year.
Over the past 50 years, the range of services and the size of the organization have expanded exponentially. We began with a group of 12 students. Today we provide services to approximately 600 children and adults. This expansion has been motivated by a strong desire to respond to needs in our community by providing high quality and innovative services for people with disabilities.