This week the Government of Alberta (GoA) announced that on June 12th the province will begin stage 2 of the relaunch strategy.
- Community and Social Services’ (CSS) relaunch guidance for disability service providers was released today.
- We have updated our relaunch guidance document to reflect the latest information and encourage you to continue to share issues and challenges, so we can address these through updated resources and our advocacy efforts.
The next stage in reopening and managing the risks will provide opportunities for service providers to engage individuals in service in new ways, and also continue to challenge you in navigating risks, health orders and guidance documents, and respond to the desires and needs for individuals and families to reengage in community. Workforce challenges will continue as you reengage staff from layoffs and navigate changing staffing models.
Service providers and your staff should be proud of the work that you have undertaken to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing environment, as you continue to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout this crisis.
I have been so impressed and privileged to be a voice for all of you as I have seen you rethink your service delivery models, manage without a precedent or roadmap, continue to put the needs of individuals in the forefront, and to bring the individuals you serve and your staff through this pandemic safely.