Alberta Council of Disability Services

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About ACDS

ACDS is a member-driven, non-profit association strengthening the Community Disability Services (CDS) sector to benefit Albertans with developmental disabilities. We accomplish this through: 

  • Influencing public policy by advocating for issues that affect the CDS sector. Our advocacy is informed by ongoing consultation with members, and conducting sector-specific research
  • Raising professional standards through our Creating Excellence Together (CET) accreditation program, recognized as the benchmark in our sector
  • Building organizational capacity by offering a range of in-person, virtual, and online training programs

Read ACDS' statement in response to the Government of Alberta's announcement on December 21, 2022 of $26 million in funding for the CDS Sector

Learn more about ACDS

Latest Research, Reports, and Advocacy Briefs


CDS Sector in the News

Quarterly Newsletter: The ACDS Umbrella

Annual Reports

Media Contacts
Andrea Hesse, CEO: (825) 901-1532,
Jasvir Chatha-Bains, Communications Coordinator: (587) 330-1441,

For media inquiries related to ACDS research, contact Nilima Sonpal-Valias, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement: (587) 330-1462,