PDD program review

Exploring how to improve the Persons with Developmental Disabilities program to better serve Albertans with developmental disabilities.


Alberta is committed to protecting and improving supports for persons with developmental disabilities and ensuring the stability of the PDD program into the future.

Significant improvements have been made since 2015, including:

  • investing $55 million to provide supports to an additional 800 PDD clients
  • ending the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)
  • implementing safety standards recommendations and repealing harmful safety standards guidelines
  • increasing client and staff safety

We're now reviewing the PDD program to explore ways to improve services and address concerns related to access, outcomes and family engagement.

Read: PDD Review letter from Minister Irfan Sabir - (PDF, 360 KB)

Community engagement

We are working closely with individuals, families, staff and advocates to determine the scope, timing and content of the review.

More details will be shared after further discussions with the community.

Get involved

We want to hear your suggestions for the review. To share your ideas, email css.pddreview@gov.ab.ca with the subject line PDD Review.

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Province to review disability program in Alberta (Jan 19, 2018)