Alberta Council of Disability Services

Advocating for the Sector

ACDS advocates strongly for issues that affect the Community Disability Services (CDS) sector. We are viewed by the Government of Alberta and the CDS sector as credible and trusted voice. We influence public policy by supporting our members to have a collective voice, conducting sector-specific research, and offering regular updates on policy and legislative changes impacting the sector.

The ACDS Government Relations Committee supports ACDS to develop a strong collective voice to engage in government relations and non-partisan advocacy for effective public policies in the disability sector.

What We Are Advocating For: Our vision for vibrant communities is places where all citizens feel safe, healthy, connected, and valued.

Advocacy Resources: ACDS and external surveys, reports and position papers inform and support our public policy advocacy work

Tools and Tactics: Opportunities and information for our members and supporters to advocate for improved public policies and practices for the Community Disability Services sector

COVID-19 Advocacy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority is to support our members to provide vital services safely and effectively. We keep service providers appraised of relevant developments, are engaged in voicing their issues, and involved in generating solutions.  

View a summary of our COVID-19 advocacy initiatives from April 2021 to March 2022

COVID-19 Advocacy Timelines

View the comprehensive timeline of our COVID-19 advocacy from March 2020 to December 2021

View the interactive advocacy timeline of our COVID-19 advocacy from March 2020 to December 2022