Alberta Council of Disability Services

Workforce Health and Safety

ACDS is committed to advancing health and safety in CDS sector organizations. We offer a number of programs and services, and are engaged in collaborative initiatives to help build the capacity of organizations to increase safety and reduce harassment and violence in the workplace.


ACDS Health and Safety Programs and Resources: Information about ACDS created courses and resources 

Community Services Staff Safety Initiative: Our current partnership is the Community Services Staff Safety Initiative (CSSSI). ACDS, ALIGN, AASP, 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. This page includes links to infographs and information an a mandatory training program for organizations with more than 4 employees.

Government of Alberta Health and Safety Resources: Information on changes to health and safety legislation, and links to government provided resources

Staff Safety Toolkit App: This app provides information and resources to strengthen the health and safety of staff within the CDS sector in Alberta. This app provides easily accessible content and resources in one place, with reference to the ACDS Safety Toolkit.

Pandemic Planning ResourcesResources to assist in creating internal pandemic plans, including government information on COVID-19