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

2018 Call for Nominations to the ADWA Board

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on March 5, 2018

Four seats on the board are up for election this year. Please nominate yourself or another member to the ADWA board by March 25 by sending name and contact information, skills and interests to

Certification Pilot Begins!

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on February 6, 2018

ADWA is pleased to announce that the long-awaited certification pilot has begun and will continue throughout 2018.

Holiday Greetings from ADWA

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on December 22, 2017

The board and staff of ADWA wish you a safe and joyous Holiday Season.

Bill 30: Occupational Health & Safety Update

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on November 30, 2017

Bill 30 (Act to Protect the Health and Well-Being of Working Albertans) aims to promote workers’ physical and psychological health, prevent workplace incidents and injuries, and ensure that workers know about workplace hazards and can refuse dangerous work without discrimination, among other things.

Perkopolis Update

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on November 10, 2017

Perkopolis, our member perks program, has changed the way it registers new users.

The Year in Review: Worker Safety

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on October 2, 2017

While advocacy for fair compensation is something that ADWA members expect for their dues, we also take the safety of our workforce very seriously. This past year, this commitment has taken two main directions: 1) development of a safety app with ACDS and 2) advocacy with the Alberta Ministry of Labour for OHS rules that work for our sector.

The Year in Review: Member Support

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on August 11, 2017

What do ADWA members get for their dues? There are many answers to that question, and the one that resonates with you may be different than the one that resonates with other disability workers.

The Year in Review: Disability Worker Certification

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on July 10, 2017

Where do member dues go? This past year, the answer has been mainly the certification initiative. And much has been done to get the pilot up and running.

The Year in Review: Advocacy for Fair Compensation

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on May 24, 2017

Members have asked us where their dues money goes. The short answer is that it goes to support work on member priorities. This past year, ADWA stepped up its political advocacy on many fronts, but particularly around disability worker wages. Here are the details.

2017 ADWA Annual General Meeting

Posted By Kathleen Biersdorff on April 3, 2017

Our seventh Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday April 24, 2017, starting at 4:30 pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre (1315 – 33rd Street NE, Calgary) as part of the annual ACDS conference. The theme of our meeting this year is Better Together. We will have reports on our financial position, advocacy, certification initiative, communications, and other activities over the past year, as well as elections, opportunities for input, prize draws and chocolate.