Together for children and families.

ALIGN Member Agencies employ 10,000 staff who deliver support services including early intervention, group care, foster and kinship care to 200,000 vulnerable children and families in Alberta each year. The Government of Alberta contracts with community agencies to deliver services for children and families in the communities they call home. Over 80% of these contracts are with ALIGN member agencies 

Our Story

We are a collection of allies – a unified community of agencies that represents the diverse needs of Alberta’s children and families. We are proud to champion the work of our front-line service providers and to support our members. Together, we are stronger.

We are one voice for many – a collective voice for our membership that promotes the essential services our members provide. With a shared vision, we advocate for the causes and issues that directly affect our members and the children and families of Alberta. Together, we are bold.

We are over 50 years of experience and wisdom; we are experts in leading practices in the sector. The community, teaching institutions, the Government of Alberta and other associations recognize us for our expertise across the province. Our leadership and participation on important issues involving our sector are constantly in demand. With our shared experience and wisdom, we act as a central hub for our members to share information, research and resources.

We are all working in one unified direction. Together, we are bold. Together, we are experts. Together, we are stronger.


ALIGN & ACDS Breakfast with Lethbridge MLA’s August 23, 2019
ALIGN Association of Community Services and Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS) would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming nonpartisan breakfast. We will be hosting breakfast in Lethbridge and this is a free event intended for Executive Directors and Board Chairs (limited to three individuals per agency). We have invited the new MLA’s to join us. As part of the agenda for this year’s breakfast we will speak to the challenges our sector faces in sustainable funding, ensuring we keep services in our local communities, and continuing with the public action for a revised child intervention system and developing a new disabilities strategy (PDD review).

Lethbridge August 23, 2019  8:30 am to 11:00am
Sandman Hotel 421 Mayor Magrath Dr. S Lethbridge

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Upcoming Events

  1. ALIGN & ACDS Breakfast with Lethbridge MLA’s August 23, 2019

    August 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm MDT
  2. ALIGN Association AGM September 20, 2019 Red Deer Alberta

    September 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT

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