Who we are
The Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities (CSPD) was incorporated in 1974 and is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing quality, personalized residential and community access services to persons with developmental disabilities.
As an accredited organization under the umbrella of the Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS), we serve the Calgary region through Accreditation Creating Excellence Together (CET) which takes place every three years. We are proud of all our accomplishments in achieving certification, especially in 2018, when we received 100%.
CSPD is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of family members and professionals. We proudly serve up to forty-five clients and their families. We have over sixty dedicated employees who support our clients twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year.
The CSPD supports those with developmental disabilities. Developmental Disabilities are a disability that a person is born with that affect their cognitive skills and sometimes their motor skills. CSPD has many long-term clients who came to CSPD as young adults, and we are committed to ensuring support services are in place as clients age. Several years ago, CSPD purchased a home for specifically that purpose. This home was renovated to accommodate long-term individuals who require overall accessibility.
CSPD believes that each individual is entitled to experiencing personal growth, and we are committed to supporting individuals based upon their needs. Goals are established according to each person’s interests and wishes, and—together with our dedicated team—our clients work towards accomplishing great things.
Board of Directors
We are a Governance Board of Directors. Our governance emphasizes leadership and clear distinctions of Board and Staff roles. The Board acts in a proactive and forward-looking manner as the guardian of CSPD’s values.
The Board takes its responsibility to our stakeholders seriously. They are: persons with developmental disabilities requiring services, their families, our employees, contributors, funding sources, service providers, and the Government of Alberta.
We are an experienced team who is committed to offering excellence in service delivery. Our number one priority is to the individuals we support, we are committed to ensuring that each and every person receiving service has the best life possible. We believe the best way to accomplish this is by working alongside our individuals, families, employees/Service Providers, the Government of Alberta (PDD), and community partners.