Alberta Council of Disability Services

Advancing the Sector’s Workforce

ACDS works to advance the sector’s workforce through research, advocacy and capacity building. To realize our vision for a professional, well-trained, and stable community disability services workforce, we lead and partner with our members and other stakeholders on several initiatives of importance to the Community Disability Services sector.

Workforce Initiatives

BlueprintCDS: Project Blueprint CDS has led to the development of a comprehensive workforce strategy for community disability services 

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

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

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