Edmonton Public Board names college after Joey Moss
Joey Moss captured the hearts of Edmonton people for decades, and his name will live on forever in the City of Champions.
At the public meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Trustees announced that the new K-9 school in Keswick, a neighborhood in Alberta’s capital city, will be named Joey Moss School. The Edmonton Public School Board was proud to name one of its new schools after Moss, who left a legacy.
Moss became a household name with the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Football Team, who worked as lock keepers for both organizations from the 1980s. Players and fans have valued Moss for his passion, positive attitude and incredible work ethic. Through his work and social engagement in both organizations, he taught many people about acceptance and inclusion.
Mass was born with Down syndrome and was an incredible role model for all Edmontonians.
He helped start the Winnifred Stewart Association’s “Empties to Winn” fundraiser
supports programs and initiatives for people with disabilities in the Edmonton area.
Funds from his Home Trust, which began in 1988 with the assistance of the Edmontonians
and local organizations, helped open Joey’s Home, an assisted living facility, in 2007
Housing for people with developmental disorders.
In 2018, with support from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, the Edmonton became
The Down Syndrome Society opened the Joey Moss Literary Center for Excellence. The center
offers workshops, an on-site library and literacy resources, reading coaches, and a speech
He also volunteered annually for the Edmonton Police Service Lifestyle Camp and attended many local charity events as a special guest and ambassador. Moss received many awards including the NHL Seventh Man All-Star Award 2003, Services for Persons with Disabilities Award 2007, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award 2012, and the Marlin Styner Award 2015. the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Hall of Fame for the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society in 2017.
Moss’ rise to fame extended beyond Edmonton when he became known in the north
American sports scene. People fondly remember seeing Moss with his hand on their television
his heart and proudly sings the Canadian national anthem in front of everyone
After Moss passed away in October 2020, the Joey Moss Memorial Fund was established.
The money raised will be used to continue his legacy in the community by promoting inclusive employment and meaningful opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have the same opportunities as Joey, as well as increasing Joey’s Home’s capacity to provide dementia care .