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Training Resources - Other

The following is for informational purposes only and does not represent any endorsement by ACDS.

Training information from across the province. 

Start here if you are looking for other training opportunities. We have identified opportunities of interest from frontline to management positions.  This framework was designed for you and we invite your feedback and ongoing input to enhance the usefulness of this inventory.  We can all reap the benefits of sharing knowledge and information.

General Links

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)

ALIS provides a variety of downloadable workplace resources on managing work relationships, employer/employee rights and responsibilities, as well as occupational profiles and salary ranges for those profiles for different localities in Alberta for HR planning.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Saftey (CCOHS)

CCOHS supports the occupational health and safety education and training of people. We offer OSH-related training courses, special programs, workshops and presentations, some of which are accessible online.

Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

Provides resources suited to the needs of career and employment counselors including those working in supported employment roles.

Children's Link Society

A family-centered, community-based, central access point of information for families of children with special needs in Calgary and Area. A variety of resource lists are available related to specific disabilities, First Nations, mental health and other services that are useful to organizations serving adults as well as children.

Relias Learning

The Developmental Disabilities Open Library of online courses has hundreds of offerings on just about every imaginable training topic for boards, managers, supervisors, disability services workers and specialists in health and mental health. While information related to regulations has a US focus, other materials represent current best practices across North America.

Free Management Library

The library provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit).  Over the past 15 years, the library has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collection of these types of articles and resources.

Imagine Canada

Non-profit Library has resource guides that provide short lists of the best reports, research, etc. on topics of importance to charities and nonprofits, in particular, governance, fundraising, HR and accountability.

Quality Mall

Each of the "Mall stores" has departments you can look through to learn about positive practices that help people with developmental disabilities live, work and participate in our communities and improve the quality of their supports.

Understanding ESL Challenges

Canadian Language Benchmarks

Open Future Learning

Open Future Learning is an online, self-paced, multimedia approach to training that is geared specifically to front line support staff.  Their collection of short films are based on the power of personal stories and include such inspirationa speakers as David Hingsburger and Beth Mount.

Conversations that Matter

An engaging online video library of some of the leading voices in Community Living and disability rights.

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Group is U.S. based but has an on-line resource that brings information directly to you in a helpful way.

The website provides you with the most up-to-date information and resources that are currently available. What you find on and throughout the website has been thoroughly researched through a multitude of outlets and processes.

They include medical journals, medical literature, trusted medical websites and peer-reviewed articles. All of this information is researched and then goes through a rigorous development process through their content team.

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Calgary, AB  T2E 7J2
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