Tools and Resources



Accommodation Standards

Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS)
The Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS) mandate is to provide support to rehabilitation service providers of community-based services for people with disabilities. The goal is to ensure quality service delivery for clients. In fulfilling this mandate, ACDS does not limit its support exclusively to its members. The association’s education, accreditation and advocacy efforts also have a positive effect on organizations outside the umbrella.

Alberta Mental Health
On May 15, 2008, one provincial governance board, the Alberta Health Services Board, replaced Alberta’s nine regional health authority boards, the Alberta Mental Health Board, Alberta Cancer Board and Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program provides financial assistance (living allowance), supplementary assistance (child benefits and personal benefits) and health-related assistance (health benefits) to adults with a disability. The disability must severely limit the ability to earn a living and must be permanent. AISH provides health benefits to assist clients, their cohabiting partners and dependent children with expenses related to their health.

Creating Excellence Together Standards (CET)
This provincial framework outlines the process, roles and outcomes related to measurement of the Creating Excellence Together (CET) Standards. It applies to service providers, Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS) staff and Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) staff. This framework was developed by ACDS and PDD to govern the implementation and evaluation of the CET Standards for services that support adults with developmental disabilities.

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
The Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program provides a range of supports and services for children with disabilities and their families. Prior to turning 18 years old, FSCD initiates transition planning with PDD for children with disabilities. PDD also works with families to ensure a transition to the PDD Program.

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)
The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) provides decision-making mechanisms for individuals who are unable to make personal non-financial decisions for themselves. OPGT also protect the financial interests of Albertans by administering the estates of dependent adults, deceased persons and minors when there is no one else to act.

Protection for Persons in Care (PPC)
Protection for Persons in Care investigates reports of abuse or safety concerns for adults in publicly funded care facilities including hospitals, seniors’ lodges and nursing homes.

Created: 2013-04-01
Modified: 2019-02-06
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