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 a 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. View responses to ACDS' survey of UCP Alberta Leadership Candidates (July 2022)

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