Cross Disability Support & Services Initiative - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Cross Disability Support & Services Initiative

Program Purpose

The Cross Disability Support Services (CDSS) initiative assists Albertans with disabilities who require specialized services that they are unable to access, or do not qualify for, through other means. The CDSS initiative provides support for targeted groups of adults with disabilities .

Supports and Services

CDSS provides a diverse range of services across Alberta including:

  • Supporting connections with community services.
  • Promoting independent living skills training and/or mentoring.
  • Exploring volunteer opportunities and recreational supports.
  • Supporting persons managing vision loss.
  • Providing connections to interpreter and intervener services.
  • Supplying adaptive equipment.

For more information on available services, please contact the community agency in your area.

The following Acts & Policies are also administered under the CDSS initiative:

  • Blind Persons' Rights Act which recognizes the rights of Albertans who are blind, including those who use guide dogs.
  • Service Dogs Act which recognizes the rights of Albertans with disabilities who require the use of service dogs.

Community Agency Contact Information

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (formerly Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities)

106, 10423-178 Street NW 
Edmonton, AB T5S 1R5
Phone: 780-488-9088
Toll Free: 1-800-387-2514
Fax: 780-488-3757

Calgary Alternative Support Services (CASS)

408, 1240 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3P7
Phone: 403-283-0611
Fax: 403-283-0691

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta 
Head Office

Suite 305, Hys Centre
11010-101 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4B9
Phone: 780-424-6312
Toll Free: 1-888-654-5444
Fax: 780-424-6313

CNIB Head Office

15 Colonel Baker Place NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Z3
Phone: 403-266-8831
TTY: 403-264-0105
Fax: 403-265-5029

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society

63 Cornell Rd NW
Calgary, AB T2L 0L4
Phone: 403-284-6220
Fax: 403-282-7006

Easter Seals Alberta

404 Mayfield Business Centre
10525-170 Street
Edmonton, AB T5P 4W2
Toll Free: 1-877-7-EASTER
Fax: 780-429-1937
Email: or

Lethbridge Family Services

1107-2nd Avenue "A" North
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0E6
Phone: 403-327-5724
Fax: 403-329-4924 

Modified: 2016-12-14
PID: 14866