PDD Safety Standards Consultation

February 18, 2016

PDD Safety Standards Consultation

Your voice is urgently needed to ensure the security, sanctity and safety of the homes of individuals with developmental disabilities

The Consultation Team for the PDD Safety Standards has launched Phase 1 of the public engagement about safety of people with developmental disabilities in their homes.  From now until March 14th, you can participate in the online survey here.

Public Forums are also being held in Westlock, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Ft. McMurray.  
For dates, times and locations click here

Inclusion Alberta requests that everyone interested in ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities have the right to the security, sanctity, and safety incumbent within a real home of their own, actively participate in the consultation process. This is the time for your voice to be heard on both the Regulation and future safety provisions. While the current Regulation impacts only a portion of those individuals receiving PDD funded supports, future safety considerations may impact every individual with developmental disabilities and their families.
Inclusion Alberta has held, since the inception of the Regulation, that it discriminates against the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities at the most fundamental level by threatening the very essence of home and the universal human need we all have for a real home in community. The Regulation coerced participation through the threat of losing support and invited intrusive and unwarranted inspections by multiple authorities who did not accord individuals with developmental disabilities the same right to the sanctity of home ordinarily applied to everyone else.
Safety and home are most dependent on having the means to an inclusive community live, a decent income, access to qualified and consistent support when needed and respect for one’s rights.  

We encourage everyone to participate and share their thoughts on how to create more inclusive communities and thus safer lives.