Alberta Disability Workers Association
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2021 Call for Nominations to the ADWA Board - DEADLINE: APRIL 30!

Posted By on April 20, 2021

What ADWA Needs. Your board strives to bring together people with various backgrounds and experiences that benefit our membership in various ways. We are actively seeking board members that have a variety of different skill sets.

A Note from Sue

Posted By on April 15, 2021

I am very pleased to be writing to share with you a little bit of my personal history with you as I begin my new role with the Alberta Disability Workers Association (ADWA).

Many of you I have come to know over the years and some of us will be new to one another. But either way, I am confident that by sharing and working together we can accomplish so much!

Board Announcement and Nominations

Posted By on March 22, 2021

Welcoming Sue Manery as Executive Director & 2021 Call for Nominations to the ADWA Board

ADWA Champions!

Posted By on March 15, 2021

World Café for ADWA CHAMPIONS and Members Interested in Becoming an ADWA CHAMPION!


ADWA is excited to announce that on Friday, March 26, 2021, ADWA is hosting a virtual “World Café” to meet with current Champions and any member interested in becoming a Champion or gaining information on what becoming a Champion would look like. We are looking forward to a collaborative opportunity to brainstorm and gain learning insights from one another.


Posted By Madison Ringuette on March 24, 2020

As you are already aware, the COVID-19 pandemic already has a foothold in Alberta and we find ourselves in a time of uncertainty. We want to thank each and every one of you for continuing to serve the disability sector with the same dedication in days past. 

2020 Call for Nominations to the Board

Posted By Madison Ringuette on February 14, 2020

Your board strives to bring together people with various backgrounds and experiences that benefit our membership in a variety of ways. We encourage those of you with a financial and/or accounting background, those who bring expertise with organizational management as well as those of you with direct support experience to apply. Disability workers fill a variety of roles and support diverse needs. ADWA aims to have that diversity and varied perspectives reflected in conversations at the board table.

The Nominations Committee welcomes candidates form any part of Alberta. The majority of the meetings are on Skype, so limited travel time is required.

Guest post – Impact of Budget Cuts: What we know so far

Posted By Erin Waite on December 4, 2019

All the way back in 2013, the then Conservative provincial government announced $42 million in cuts to the PDD program, focused on services that helped people live in the community.

There was a clear message with it:  money used to take someone to Tim Horton’s for coffee was money wasted.

Disability Community has a history of challenging cuts

New Board, Same Commitment

Posted By Shanda McCutcheon on October 18, 2019

In July’s e-bulletin we let you know about the changes at ADWA.  While change is often difficult, we recognize that in our world today and particularly the disability sector, it is inevitable.

Notice of 2019 ADWA Annual General Meeting

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on April 22, 2019

Our ninth Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019, starting at 6:00 pm in Plaza 5 of the Best Western Premier Hotel (formerly Coast Plaza, 1316 – 33 St NE, Calgary). Here is what's planned.

2019 Call for Nominations to the ADWA Board

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on March 22, 2019

ADWA board members take an active role in government education and advocacy for better compensation, educational opportunities and safety. Board members represent ADWA and disability workers on workforce and service provider councils in some regions and other advisory groups. Some make presentations about ADWA to students and service providers. All participate in daytime board and committee meetings to develop strategies that move ADWA’s goals forward. If you are interested in running for the ADWA board, submit your nomination by April 12, 2019 to