Alberta Council of Disability Services

Latest Research, Reports, and Advocacy Briefs

Rising Costs in the CDS Sector (March 2022). Read the one-page summary and the full report titled, The Perfect Storm: Workforce Challenges and Escalating Costs in Community Disability Services.

ACDS Survey 2021, Organizational Wellness and Workforce (March 2022): Information about the ongoing impact of COVID-19, and data such turnover and vacancy rates. (Full report for members-only)

ACDS Survey 2021 InfographicOrganizational Wellness and Workforce (March 2022): A summary of the above report. 

Community Disability Services Workforce: An Essential Foundation for Quality Supports (February 2022): A summary of workforce issues in the Community Disability Services (CDS) sector, key statistics, and recommendations. 

COVID-19 Pandemic Year 2: Stories from Alberta's Community Disability Services Sector: (October 2021): Supplements ACDS' 2020 Impact and Insights: COVID-19 and Alberta’s CDS Sector report.

ACDS Survey 2020: COVID-19 Impact on CDS Workforce (March 2021): Data on the impact of the first wave of the pandemic on the CDS sector workforce. 

Impact and Insights: COVID-19 and Alberta's Community Disability Services Sector (October 2020): Synthesizes how service providers in the CDS sector were impacted during the first six months since the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared. 

ACDS 2019 Workforce Survey (March 2020): Comprehensive and vital information about the CDS sector workforce. 

ACDS has recently received funding to lead the development of a sector-driven strategy for the CDS workforce. Learn more about Blueprint CDS.