Alberta Council of Disability Services


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.

COVID-19 Advocacy

With the CDS sector's support and input, we are working hard to advocate for the urgent needs of the sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our ongoing efforts.


Advocacy Initiatives

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