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Benefits of Membership

Why Join ACDS? 

why join acds 

Why Join ACDS? 

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Collective Voice

  • Be a part of our collective voice to promote the industry & support resource development
  • Collaborative leadership development at an industry wide level
  • Participate in the development of solutions through conversations and networking events

Shared Information

  • Support one central organization collecting and disseminating information and research to keep members apprised of the issues and trends affecting the sector. You will get:
  • First access to reports on such issues as the Workforce Strategy and HR Sustainability
  • First access to Pro-Tracker data and analysis
  • Initial invitation to participate in projects, pilots and strategies
  • Initial opportunity to provide input, suggestions, ideas and consultation
  • Receive regular e-newsletters and communications pertinent to the sector
  • Access members-only website information

Training, Development and Resources

  • Support uniform industry standards, training and resources and lead industry self-regulation
  • Participate in creating and revising industry standards
  • Direct, develop and access training initiatives and resources
  • Participate in the ACDS Annual Spring Conference
  • Increase the knowledge needed for program improvement and service enhancement
  • Be the first to participate in project initiatives such as Nurturing Diversity, Job Classification and Leadership Development


  • List your organization/business in our online membership directory
  • Under development - Include your member profile and advertise your services
  • Include a link to your website on all ACDS related websites
  • Recognize your ACDS membership on your website and highlight your industry contribution
  • Showcase your organization at events and let us help distribute your marketing materials
  • Access to the Regional web-site, including job boards, reports, data, research, etc.

Reduced-Cost Group Benefits, Insurance and First Aid Training

  • Realize significant and sustainable savings through group programs for essential services
  • Group program participation enhances our bargaining power to negotiate further savings and new programs


  • Save from 5% to 30% on products, services and events
  • Access free job posting on ACDS' and the regional CDS websites
  • Receive free shared exhibit space or discounted table rates at the ACDS conference

ACDS Head Office

160 3015-12 Street NE
Calgary, AB  T2E 7J2
Ph: (403) 250-9495
Fax: (403) 291-9864

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