Alberta Council of Disability Services

Why Join ACDS

Over 80% of community-based services supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in Alberta are ACDS members.

Influence – Have a Collective Voice 
With our strong membership base and reputation as a trusted and credible voice in the community disability services field, we are successfully advocating for improved public policies and practices for the sector.

Know – Be Informed 
ACDS is a central source for research and information on sector issues and trends. With a large and representative membership, we have a unique advantage to provide credible data on sector organizations and impact.

Strengthen – Build Capacity  
ACDS engages members to create industry standards, and develop a well-trained workforce. As the largest accrediting body and frontline in-service training provider for community disability services in Alberta, we advance excellence and best practices.

Connect – Share, Learn and Collaborate 
ACDS provides the connectivity for a vibrant network of professional disability services. Through our members events, convening opportunities, and annual conference, we facilitate interaction and collaboration.

Save – Free and Discounted Services 
ACDS members realize significant and sustainable savings through discounted rates and group programs. Your funding dollars go further when you are part of a collective.