Our Members: Our Greatest Strength!                                                          

Founded under the Societies Act in 1981, the Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) is a voluntary, nonprofit organization representing owners and operators of continuing care facilities, as well as home care and support organizations throughout the province of Alberta. Continuing care includes long-term care and designated assisted living. Read more... 

Annual Report:

To view our the ACCA 2015 Annual Report, please click below.



Community Events & Initiatives:


The Alberta Association on Gerontology (AAG) is recruiting new Board Members for the term June 2016 to 2018, particularly from the Calgary Region. Interested personnel please contact Vivien Lai, President, at vivien.w.lai@shaw.ca.


Corporate Member Silver Group Purchasing is hosting their Annual SGP Education Days and Trade Show 2016! Happening in Edmonton on May 4 at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, and other cities across Canada, click here for complete details and to register!


Am I Safe?

The Canadian Home Care Association recently released a publication on Safety at Home. This publication is a guide for health care providers to have conversations about safety with their clients and clients' families. Click here for the publication!



Join communities around the world to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD) on June 15. Alberta Seniors and Housing produces awareness-raising materials each year that can help you in planning your own WEADD event. Visit the website today for materials that can help increase understanding around this important issue by clicking here.    

IQ 2016: Today's Reality, Tomorrow's Vision! - Sponsorship Opportunities & Exhibitor Booths Now Open!

The ACCA is thrilled to again be hosting our annual "Inspiring Quality" conference. IQ 2016: Today's Reality, Tomorrow's Vision is a two-day event happening September 14-15 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Featuring an excellent program, a strong trade show, and our Awards of Excellence Gala highlighting individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in their care, and who are acting as role models in continuing care delivery, you won't want to miss IQ2016!

Interested sponsors or exhibitors are encouraged to visit www.accaiq.com/sponsors for complete details. Space is limited and requests are already being received!



Attends®, a Domtar Personal Care brand, joins Membership!

We are pleased that Attends®, a Domtar Personal Care brand, has joined the ACCA membership. Attends® is singularly focused on incontinence care. In 1979, they were the first to provide a full array of disposable incontinence products. For more information please click here or visit our Corporate Members Listing!

Alberta Loses a Pioneer in Continuing Care

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Barrie I. Strafford, a pioneer of Continuing Care in Alberta and Chairman of the Board of the Brenda Strafford Foundation. Dr. Strafford passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 25, at the age of 87 years. Please click here for details of Dr. Strafford's Memorial Service.

Welcome New Member, Manshield Construction!

We are pleased to have Manshield Construction as our newest Corporate Member. With over 40 years of construction experience in Central and Western Canada, Manshield knows the most important part of any successful project is its people. Visit our Corporate Members Listing to learn more. 

ACCA pleased to be a partner of Canadian Dementia Care Conference!

In the coming years, the number of Canadians diagnosed with dementia is set to dramatically increase. Insight Information's National Conference on Dementia Care has been developed to be a catalyst for dialogue, innovation and collaboration and ACCA is pleased to be a Partner of the event! Happening June 11 - 12 in Toronto, ON, we encourage our members and all those invested in the area to attend and connect with leaders in dementia care.


Alberta Budget: Good News Story for Seniors

The Alberta Continuing Care Association is encouraged by the Budget and is hopeful the announced investments and Government's direction towards a more person-centred vision of care will support the industry's ability to sustain quality services. Click here to read a Media Release issued April 15, 2016 in response to the Budget.


IQ 2015: A Glimpse!...

ACCA is poring through the many wonderful photos and feedback from IQ 2015: Person-Centred Care: Walk the Talk! We will make photos available and be choosing a date and location for IQ 2016 very soon!  






The following news is industry-relevant and does not express the views of the ACCA or our members.

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Here is a link to a series of videos speaking with seniors from 10 different countries describing what it is like to be a senior in their nation: "Aging in Their Own Words: A Global Newsroom Collaboration"; Huffington Post
April 14
April 13 
"Collaborative partnership brings new solutions to home care"; Source: Canadian Home Care Association via Newswire
March 30



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