Alberta Council of Disability Services

Advancing the Sector’s Workforce

ACDS is focused on addressing the top human resource issues facing the Community Disability Services (CDS) sector. ACDS Provincial and Regional Workforce Councils, and ACDS members are engaged in collaborative partnerships towards a common vision: a well-trained and stable workforce recognized as professionals providing valued services.

To realize this vision, ACDS leads and partners on a number of initiatives to advance the sector’s workforce.

Workforce Initiatives

The Workforce Classification System: A system of benchmark job profiles and titles, producing a common sectoral language and standards for CDS professionals

Annual Workforce Survey: Collection of vital information around Alberta’s CDS workforce profile. 

Membership Engagement Sessions: Towards a comprehensive, collaboratively-developed, workforce strategy

Workforce Health and Safety: Improving occupational health and safety resources and training to support top safety issues facing the sector