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Reduced-Cost Programs

  • Johnson Insurance Open or Close

    JI ACDS Web Banner Nov 08

    We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new home and auto insurance partnership with Johnson Inc. Established in 1880, Johnson Inc. is one of Canada's leading insurance providers and is well known for creating unique home and auto insurance products for preferred associations like ours.

    The Alberta Council of Disability Services has chosen Johnson Inc. and the Preferred Service Home-Auto Plan (PS Plan) because it offers our members a complete and comprehensive range of home and auto coverage combined with the very best assistance and personal priority attention. In addition, PS Plan policyholders are provided with a number of special service advantages absolutely free, including:

    • Priority attention from a personally assigned service representative.
    • 24-hour emergency claims service.
    • Monthly premium payments with no interest or service charges applied.
    • Online access to your insurance policy through a safe and secure Members-Only website.

    On top of that, Johnson Inc. is very excited to offer AIR MILES® reward miles with home and auto insurance. You will receive one AIR MILES reward mile for every $20 you spend in premiums (including taxes).

    For more information, or to request a quote, the following options are available:

    1. Complete an online quote form at www.johnson.ca/acds and click on "Get Quote Now".
    2. Call toll-free 1.800.563.0677.
    3. Visit a local Johnson Inc. branch office.

    To ensure that you receive all of the benefits and discounts that have been arranged for you, when requesting your quote please identify yourself as a member of the ACDS and provide our group ID code: DW.

    We are pleased to make the Preferred Service Home-Auto Plan available to you.

    AIR MILES reward miles awarded only on regular home and auto insurance policies underwritten by Unifund Assurance Company. Certain conditions may apply. See enclosed brochure for further details. Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by Loyalty Management Group Canada Inc. and Johnson Inc. (for Unifund Assurance Company).

  • Employee Benefits Program - Ross Benefits Group Open or Close

    RebrandingLogoNewThe ACDS employee group benefit program offers participating ACDS member organizations a strong program with competitive rates. With the ACDS program, you can tailor the plan to meet your employees' needs and/or introduce cost containment measures. There are flexible plan design choices to enable you to select group insurance benefits that reflect your own organization's priorities, philosophy and values.

    Some of the benefits that can be added to your program include:

    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long Term Disability
    • Health Care (drugs, massage, ambulance, etc.)
    • Dental Care
    • Vision Care (including eye surgery)
    • Critical Illness Insurance (lump-sum payout in case of heart attack, cancer, etc.)
    • Group RRSP

    Today, insurance carriers are more cautious in underwriting and can even restrict disability benefits for smaller organizations in the non-profit/social services sector. The ACDS umbrella plan provides greater options for all member organizations.

    ACDS has had a long and successful partnership with Ross & Associates Consulting Ltd. Ross & Associates has handled the ACDS employee benefit plan for 22 years, and they understand the unique needs of member organizations. Competitive rates are made possible as a result of volume discounts and spreading the risks over a large established pool. Ross & Associates' new, state-of-the-art EAS online admin system makes the administration of your benefit plan a breeze - try it for yourself!

    The friendly staff at Ross & Associates is always ready to provide immediate responses to claims issues and a broad range of benefit inquiries.

    For further information about a benefit program that makes your life easy, please visit Ross & Associates Consulting Ltd. online at www.racltd.com.

  • Commercial Insurance - AON Open or Close

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    We are pleased to announce that ACDS has partnered with Aon Reed Stenhouse and Northbridge Insurance Company to offer an exclusive membership group insurance program that leverages the potential discounts of large premium volumes, yet can be tailored to meet your individual insurance goals and needs.

    The key benefits that you as a member can enjoy will be competitive pricing with potential savings and broader scope of coverage. The insurance marketplace remains unpredictable and the group program will offer you long term stability of rates and coverage from year to year.

    The Community Disability Services field faces unique 'risk' challenges. Our operations are complex and insurance premiums remain relatively high and coverage restricted. In some instances insurance coverage has been difficult to obtain. ACDS' objectives were to develop an insurance program that protects the business interests of our members by securing comprehensive, cost-effective coverage and to find a broker that not only understands our business but is also committed to ACDS and it's members.

    The ACDS membership group insurance program was developed over a ten month period that included a comprehensive search within the insurance market to obtain the best underwriter and insurance broker. The group insurance program has been carefully tailored by a team of specialists whose focus is on helping you achieve your strategic insurance objectives. You will benefit from long-term stability and premiums that reflect your individual loss experience and exposures.

    The group insurance package also includes access to Aon's Risk Control professionals who can help you creat a safe and socially responsible work environment with regular Loss Control and Prevention seminars to help you avoid and mitigate future losses.

    ACDS is excited to be working in partnership with Aon on behalf of it's members. As the largest broker in Canada, Aon has extensive experience customizing insurance and risk solutions for groups of all sizes. Together, we are committed to helping your business grow and prosper. Each ACDS member that participates in the group insurance plan supports the ACDS and helps to maintain lower premium costs of the plan which in turn benefits all insured plan participants.

    We believe you will find the ACDS group insurance plan to be an excellent opportunity to get value for your insurance dollar. We hope you will take advantage of the tangible benefits available to you by being an ACDS member and participating in the group insurance plan.

    Please contact Stan Lewis or Tam Kuria at the AON office if you have any questions regarding this ACDS service.

    Stan Lewis Tel: (403) 267-7807 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Greg Desbrow at Tel: (403) 267-7726 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    For more information on Aon Reed Stenhouse please visit their website at www.aon.ca

     

  • Salopek & Associates - Non-Profit HR Program Open or Close

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    Non-Profit HR Program

    The Non-Profit HR Program is a cost effective option for organizations that require HR planning and support to continue growing and developing their people and organizational effectiveness.  Offering reduced hourly rates exclusively to non-profits that are committed to developing their HR and people processes, the Non-Profit HR Program includes a complimentary initial HR Assessment and Action Plan, as well as periodic Touch Point Meetings free of charge to ensure organizations are achieving their target HR objectives at every stage of the Program. 

    ACDS Reduced Cost Member Benefits

    As a strategic partner with ACDS, Salopek & Associates will extend its Non-­‐Profit HR Program to ACDS members as part of the Reduced-Cost Program. The Non-Profit HR Program offers ACDS Members with a 20-25% discount on Salopek & Associates’ hourly rates for HR Consulting support. ACDS members will also receive a 20% discount on all Salopek HR E-­‐Store purchases, which offers online access to over 80 customizable HR templates, policies, guides and forms.

    More information on the Non-Profit HR Program

  • First Aid Training Open or Close

    St John Ambulance

    ACDS and St. John Ambulance (SJA) have partnered to offer a discount program that ACDS members can make available to their staff, volunteers and individuals receiving service, as well as their immediate family.

    ACDS Members Staff, volunteers and individuals receiving service from ACDS Members will receive a 15% discount off of SJA published public rates on the following courses:

    • Emergency First Aid with Level A CPR and AED
    • Standard First Aid with Level C CPR and AED
    • Standard First Aid Recertification

    ACDS Family Members Immediate family members to staff, volunteers and individuals receiving service from ACDS members will receive 10% off SJA published public rates on these courses:

    • Emergency First Aid with Level A CPR and AED
    • Standard First Aid with Level C CPR and AED
    • Standard First Aid Recertification
    • First Aid in Child Care
    • What Every Babysitter Should Know

    Additional Information Recertification may be an option for those who have current first aid training.

    Click here for more information on the ACDS/St. John Ambulance Partner Program.

Benefits of Membership

Why Join ACDS? 

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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

Marketing

  • 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

Discounts

  • 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

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ACDS Head Office

160 3015-12 Street NE
Calgary, AB  T2E 7J2
Ph: (403) 250-9495
Fax: (403) 291-9864
Email: acds@acds.caacds@acds.ca


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