Persons with Developmental Disabilities Committee

Supporting the Persons with Developmental Disabilities program transformation to improve outcomes for Albertans.


The Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Committee worked with stakeholders in the disability community to develop recommendations that improve outcomes for individuals accessing the PDD program, their families and communities.

The PDD program helps adults with developmental disabilities get services to live as independently as possible in their community.


  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Input received

From October 2020 to February 2021, the committee sought perspectives from stakeholders in order to develop recommendations that would improve and transform the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Program.


The committee reviewed input and developed recommendations to:

  • improve outcomes
  • clarify roles and responsibilities
  • improve program efficiency and sustainability
  • reduce red tape
  • encourage innovation

Outcomes and next steps

The committee delivered their recommendations to the government in the fall of 2021, and a report was finalized for sharing on December 16, 2021.

An action committee is currently being formed to implement recommendations provided in the report related to needs assessment.

Committee mandate

The committee’s work built on feedback provided by Albertans during the 2018-19 PDD Review and the Minister’s Disability Advisory Forums.

Participants in the review and forums included self-advocates, families, community disability workers, service providers, government staff, community organizations and members of the public.

The committee focused on 5 key areas:

  • the program mandate
  • how needs are assessed
  • expanding Family Managed Services
  • alternative home-living supports
  • delivery models and the role of government and civil society