Stretching across Alberta, support networks of thousands of front-line workers strive to ensure the highest possible quality of life for those supported by the disability sector.
ADWA exists to build recognition of this field, help develop professional careers that are supported and advanced by certification, education and the recognition of core competencies. This ultimately helps meet the quality of life standards for Albertans served by this field.
Please browse the site, view ADWA's mission, its history and the long-term vision for disability services we are working toward. View available jobs, upcoming training or other events, and news items of interest Take out a membership, and even consider volunteering your time and expertise.
ADWA is membership-owned and driven. It exists because of the support and commitment of its members. ADWA's long-term goals will provide disability sector workers with a valued and fulfilling professional career, one in which personal certifications, experiences and competencies are recognized across the province. Members of the disability workforce will be able to make a long-term investment in their career, which in turn will be well-supported by similar investments in the field by government and service providers.
This is a vision which, at the end of the day, means stronger support networks for our fellow Albertans.
Calendar & Events
Our 2016 AGM was Monday, April 18 at 4:30 in the Palm Room of the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South.
Training & Education
New links to educational programs in our field.
Build your portfolio for certification & other purposes.
How to handle ethical dilemmas.
Does a boost in wages affect disability workers' desire and ability to continue in the field?
Ontario families told to find support workers on Kijiji or Craigslist.