*The RCSD partnerships across the province are being eliminated by the provincial government as of September 1, 2020.  As a result, the information on this page will no longer be valid.  The website is being maintained for one year to allow partners to continue to access the resources*

CA RCSD Partnership Framework

The priority originally established by the Central Alberta Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (CA RCSD) planning team was to “build capacity and improve local and regional access to and efficient use of support services within an integrated continuum of supports and services”. This remains our priority as the partnership continues to evolve.

Reciprocal capacity building continues to be a key component of the partnership. Through collaboration, individual partners learn from professional colleagues outside their own organization and, as a result, enhance their own understanding of the work of others while adding strategies to their own toolkit. To illustrate when looking to support a child or youth with severe behaviour needs, it is possible that Mental Health, Occupational Therapy and education staff such as teachers, Family/Community School Wellness Liaison workers or Psychologists may collaborate with each other and with the family to develop a support plan.  Through the process, the professionals learn about the roles, skill sets and strategies of others in different organizations.  If the child is in care or involved with FSCD, those caseworkers may also be a part of the support team and also learn through collaboration.

Increasing access to and efficient use of support services also continue to be on-going goals. This is addressed by working together to identify and fund gaps in the region (as possible), to reduce duplication, and to streamline service.

The following two sections describe the essential elements of the strategies including key characteristics, support functions and possible service providers.

Support for Core Functional Needs

Strategy– Organize and resource specialist services to provide children, families and schools with consistent and reliable access to supports in core functional areas at the universal, targeted and individualized level

Support for Low Incidence and Complex Needs

Strategy – Organize and resource services to support children and youth with low incidence and complex needs.

*This website is a record of a constantly evolving partnership. It is as accurate as possible at any given time and will be regularly updated to reflect changing processes and information. However, be advised that there may possibly be a lag updating the website with the most current information and processes.

*The RCSD partnerships across the province are being eliminated by the provincial government as of September 1, 2020.  As a result, the information on this page will no longer be valid.  The website is being maintained for one year to allow partners to continue to access the resources*