Alberta Council of Disability Services

Pandemic Response Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Vaccine Information Resources: A comprehensive list of information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Resources have been curated from a variety of government and peer-reviewed scientific websites

Impact and Insights: COVID-19 and Alberta's Community Disability Services SectorThis important ACDS paper—informed by numerous data sources—synthesizes how service providers in the Community Disability Service sector were impacted during the first six months since the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared. 

COVID-19 Leadership Webinar Recording:  On November 5, 2020, ACDS hosted a webinar for leaders across the sector to discuss the learnings from COVID-19 outbreaks at four agencies. (Member login required to view webinar recording)

Read the Alberta Health Services website for comprehensive health information about COVID-19, and prevention.

IntegralOrg COVID-19 Recovery Checklist for Nonprofits and CharitiesThis resource was created to assist nonprofit organizations in identifying current and future needs in the recovery phase. Leading your organization forward will require many choices and actions based on an understanding of the evolving external environment and the internal capacity and preparedness of your staff, Board, and volunteers.

Government Resources: Information, resources and recommendations from the Alberta government and the Government of Canada, including sample invoices for COVID-19 related costs

Resources for Individuals, Businesses, and Not-For-Profits During the COVID-19 Crisis: A resource from Align, ECVO, and ACDS. This document is a follow-up to our March 24th publication on resources for individuals, businesses, and not-for-profits. Some clarification has been provided on what government resources not-for-profits and charities are able to access 

Resources for Individuals with Disabilities: Plain language information about COVID-19 for individuals with disabilities, information regarding AISH and CERB benefits for individuals with disabilities, and other relevant resources 

PPE Resources: A list of resources to assist Community Disability Services staff and service providers maintain proper use of PPE

Relaunch Guidance Documents: Resources from ACDS and CSS to provide guidance for organizations re-opening offices, and relaunching programs.


Pandemic Planning Resources

Staff Sharing and Sample MOUsFor organizations considering staff layoffs, or with a staff shortage, ACDS is recommending creating contracts to share staff wherever possible. Download a sample staff sharing contract here

Pandemic PlansSample pandemic plans from the CDS sector, and more information to help your organization be prepared

Business Continuity ResourcesTemplates, sample plans, and guides to keep your business running during a pandemic

Calgary Council Collective Pandemic Response: Pandemic planning and opportunities for collective approaches and responses

Edmonton Region Response Strategy: The intent of this document is to outline joint processes and expectations developed collaboratively by Disability Services, Edmonton Region and the Edmonton Region Council of Service Providers to support Service Providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.