Resident and Family Councils Act - PDD consultation
Seeking input to confirm if overnight-staffed residences of persons with developmental disabilities should be included in the new act.
Ministries responsible: Health and Community and Social Services
Bill 22: The Resident and Family Councils Act comes into effect on April 1, 2018.
The act gives residents and their families the right to establish self-governing councils at any long-term care and licensed supportive living facility that serves 4 or more people.
Councils provide an opportunity for residents and families to discuss matters with agency or operator staff including:
- ways to maintain and enhance residents' quality of life
- requests, concerns and solutions
Once a council has been established, operators or their representatives are required to provide support to the councils and attend meetings upon request.
Legislation under consideration
The act currently applies to:
- public, private and non-profit long-term care and licensed supportive living facilities
- homes licensed under the Supportive Living Accommodation Licensing Act (SLALA)
We’re seeking input from residents, their families and service providers to:
- confirm if residences licensed under SLALA for persons with developmental disabilities should be included in the act, or if they should be exempted
- understand implementation considerations of the act for residences of persons with developmental disabilities
We’re meeting with residents, their families/guardians and service providers of PDD funded homes licensed under SLALA in February and March to discuss if these specific residences should be included under the act.
To learn more, participate in one of the engagement sessions below and review the presentation for residents and families/guardians. (PDF, 174 KB)
Residents and their families and guardians are invited to register for one of the following teleconferences.
Alberta Health Services South
Monday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm
Residential and Support Services Edmonton
Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 pm
Michener Services Red Deer
Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm
Graduated Supports Calgary
Thursday, Mar. 1 at 7 pm
Tuesday, Mar. 6 at 7 pm
Thursday, Mar. 8 at 7 pm
Residents and their families and guardians are invited to participate in a provincewide webinar.
Monday, Mar. 5 at 7 pm
Wednesday, Mar. 7 at 7 pm
Residents and their families and guardians are invited to attend one of the face-to-face meetings. RSVP by calling the numbers listed below.
Monday, Mar. 12 at 7 pm
Roland Michener Recreation Centre, RMRC – Theatre
2 Michener Road
RSVP by calling: 403-340-5003
Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 7 pm
535 - 37 Street NW
RSVP by calling: 403-297-5011
Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 7 pm
Santa Maria Goretti Community Centre
11050 - 90 Street NW
RSVP by calling: 780-644-7039
Thursday, Mar. 15 at 7 pm
Room 404, 4th Floor, 214 Place South
10130 - 99 Avenue
RSVP by calling: 780 538-5115
PDD service provider webinars
PDD service providers are invited to participate in regional webinars between Feb. 27 and Mar. 1. Email RFC.PDD@gov.ab.ca for more information on dates, times and how to join.
Input collected will be used to determine if residences of persons with developmental disabilities that are licensed under SLALA will be included under the act before it comes into effect on April 1, 2018.
Input will also be used to develop a toolkit for residents and families and an information guide for operators to help them establish and operate a council in their residence, if they choose to be included under the act.
Email questions and comments to RFC.PDD@gov.ab.ca
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