Alberta Council of Disability Services

Community Services Staff Safety Initiative (CSSSI)


ACDS, ALIGN, and the Government of Alberta Ministries of Children's Services and Community and Social Services, have partnered on an initiative to increase safety and reduce harassment and violence in the workplace. CSSSI will assist contracted agency workers who provide disability supports and children's services, by providing customized safety information, training and tools for staff, supervisors and employers. 

As part of the initiative, the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) have been contracted to work with ALIGN and ACDS to design and deliver new resources for staff, to be implemented between now and 2021. 

AASP has made available the first of a set of courses under the initiative: Module 3 - Joint Worksite Health and Safety Committee / Health and Safety Representative Training. This course is approved by Alberta Labour for both classroom and online delivery and meets all requirements for training of Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR). Under the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Part 3, all worksites that employ more than 4 workers are required to have one or more employees complete this training to be in compliance.

Classroom Training is available at $150 per person with an onsite discount of 10% for classes with a minimum of 12 participants and a maximum of 25. Contact Ray Gaetz at to book training.

eLearning Training is also available online through the AASP website  at a cost of $75 per person. 

For more information about CSSSI, read the communique from the ACDS, ALIGN and the GoA. For questions related to training, contact, Ray Gaetz (403-589-7349) or Carol Ross at (403-223-9008) at AASP.


AASP will be releasing a series of infographs to help keep your organization safe, and to help your Health and Safety Committee operate effectiely. Click the links below to download the infographs:


Do you know the JHSC/HSR Requirements?               Do you know how to conduct an JHSC Meeting?


Is your Health & Safety Committee Effective?            Internal Responsibility System - Checklist

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