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This engagement has been archived
Status: Completed
Ministry responsible: Human Services (Community and Social Services)
Completed: 2016


The Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Safety Standards Consultation brought together many Albertans to talk about safety for people with developmental disabilities.

In December 2015, an 8-member consultation team comprised of disability and broader community representatives was appointed to lead the engagement. The consultation team provided recommendations on how to support the safety of people with developmental disabilities.

The consultation team developed a 2-phased engagement approach with the objective of creating a transparent, inclusive and welcoming process that would develop practical and supported ideas. It was important to provide individuals, their families/guardians, service providers and other stakeholders with a safe space to share their thoughts and opinions.

Phase 1 took place between February 18 and March 14, 2016, with the focus to:

  • listen to participants’ opinions on safety and their experience with the PDD Safety Standards Regulation
  • identify the role that various stakeholders play in supporting safety
  • gather other ideas for how to address safety

More than 750 people attended 8 community forums, and 1,300 questionnaires were completed online or by mail. Participants included Albertans with developmental disabilities, their families and guardians, service providers, health and safety professionals, landlords and other stakeholders.

Phase 2 of the consultation took place from June 12 to July 6, 2016 with a focus on exploring ideas for safety identified in Phase 1.


Persons with Developmental Disabilities Safety Standards Consultation 2016 final report