Alberta Council of Disability Services

Building Capacity through Training and Development

ACDS' training and development programs are designed to increase the knowledge and skills of community disability service staff to support them in their roles as service providers. Programs also support leadership, management, and trainers in the field. 

Our Principles

Training and Development programs are designed with four principles in mind

1. Belief in the dignity of all people
2. Responsible caring
3. Integrity in relationships
4. A strong sense of social responsibility

Courses and programs are developed with a focus on practicality, flexibility, affordability, portability though standardization of content. 

What We Offer

Foundations in Community Disability Services: The minimum level of training required for anyone working in the sector

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Training: A CET requirement and training designed for staff supporting individuals with complex behavioural needs

From Community Presence to Community Inclusion: Online training that focuses on actively securing the community inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities

ACDS Annual Conference: Our sector-leading annual conference. The conference offers participants opportunities for learning and networking. For more information, visit the conference website


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