PCDC is a provincial association that is comprised of three local councils in the Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer regions. Each local council meets as PCDC members for their respective areas; typically on a monthly basis. Local discussions and focus vary from region to region based on the membership of each group and the variation of Alberta Works contracts.Challenges that are identified at the local level are shared through the provincial board meetings to explore whether these are mutually experienced across the regions. If so then these can be brought forward for provincial representation on behalf of PCDC members. If challenges are local in focus then regional groups look to seek solutions with local government stakeholders. A number of local projects are also coordinated through the regional councils; including the Connections events and joint forums with government. The Council Chairs of the three local groups act as provincial board members; along with other members at large.