Alberta Disability Workers Association
Building a Valued, Proud & Professional Workforce

ADWA's Mission

ADWA's mission is to advocate for, represent and support a professional workforce in the disability services sector.


ADWA's Vision

ADWA envisions an Alberta where people with disabilities are supported by a valued, skilled and certified workforce.


ADWA's Guiding Principles

We believe in

  • Member Ownership - ADWA should be funded and driven by its membership.
  • Recognition - A sustainable, professional workforce with recognized skills and competencies will realize greater educational choices and opportunities for advancement.
  • Professionalism - Assessment and certification of the professional standards of ethical and skilled behaviour in our workforce leads to a higher standard of services and supports citizens with disabilities to lead lives of their choosing.
  • Collaboration - ADWA works with community partners to have a strong voice and provide leadership within the sector on behalf of disability workers.