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 the ACCA 2016 Annual Report, please click below.

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



Community Events & Initiatives:


Medical Cannabis at Work Conference: Medical marijuana is a rapidly changing topic and has great implications for workplaces. Managing medical marijuana in the workplace is complex and requires specialized knowledge of medical cannabis, workplace policy and case law. Happening March 10 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, this conference brings together a team of workplace experts to ensure you have the tools to mitigate risk in your organization. Click here for details.


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!



Have you checked out the Alberta Health Care Aide (HCA) directory? The directory will help HCAs gain recognition as an important player in providing direct quality person-centred care to Albertans. Visit www.AlbertaHCAdirectory.com



The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are pleased to release Better Home Care: A National Action Plan reflecting the needs of individuals and their caregivers. Click here to download the final report.

St. Michael's Long Term Care Centre - Kitchen Expansion Project

Congratulations St. Michael's Long Term Care Centre on your official groundbreaking of your 1,600 square foot expansion to the kitchen! Guests braved sub-zero temperatures to celebrate, with Members of Parliament Ziad Aboultaif, Edmonton Manning, and Kerry Diotte, Edmonton Griesbach, bringing greetings and congratulatory remarks on behalf of the federal government. MLA Chris Nielsen, Edmonton-Decore, brought congratulations on behalf of the Alberta Government and Hon Health Minister Hoffman.


ACCA full agrees with Minister Hoffman that the "kitchen is the heart of the home" and MP Kerry Diotte that "the kitchen symbolizes warmth and family". The additional 1,600 sq. ft. will allow St. Michael's culinary team to continue to provide high quality homemade meals to the seniors it serves!




Congratulations ACCA Members!

Canterbury Foundation's 2nd Annual Promise of Home Fall Fundraising Gala helped raise over $50,000 which is 25% of their goal to raise $200,000 over two years to develop and expand their Community Outreach Program. Congratulations!


St. Michael's Extended Care Society hosted their 10th Annual Blue Angel Dinner and raised $120,000 that will assist in their provision of enhanced care, programs and services. Wonderful!


ACCA Hosts 1st Annual Wine & Cheese Member Appreciation Reception

Thank you to all of our valued Members, Voting, Associate and Corporate, for having joined us at our 35th Annual General Meeting on November 17th, followed by our 1st Annual Wine & Cheese Appreciation Reception.  Our Members Truly Are Our Greatest Strength! We would also like to thank MLA Karen McPherson for having provided Welcoming Greetings.



Are You LEADing the Way in Digital Health?

Digital health technologies have the potential to transform the delivery of home care in Canada. The Canadian Home Care Association is encouraging members to get involved in the LEADing Practice Challenge. Share how you are increasing the person's experience by using consumer health technologies for a chance to earn great awards! Click here for details.


ACCA Responds to Misleading Parkland Institute Report

The ACCA issued this response to The Parkland Institute's report, "Losing Ground: Alberta's Residential Elder Care Crisis".


National Seniors' Day was October 1st!


October 1st was National Seniors' Day. Every day, seniors make valuable contributions to our families, workplaces and communities as mentors, teachers, role models and loved ones. On October 1st, we honoured and celebrated those seniors who make such a positive impact in our daily lives! How did you honour the seniors who mean so much to you?


At left, Joe Connors, our Communications Manager's 92 years young grandfather, holds on tight to his niece, Lillian!





ACCA Board Chair - New President of Covenant Care & Covenant Living!

Congratulations to Mr. Truman Severson on being selected as the new President for Covenant Care and Covenant Living, effective July 18, 2016. Truman brings over 20 years of leadership in health and the non-profit sector to help Covenant Care and Covenant Living evolve towards a robust service model that supports innovation and the organization's mission to provide the highest quality of resident-centred care and client-centred services. Click here for complete details


ACCA Letter to the Editor in Response to Misleading Remarks From AUPE

The ACCA has issued this Letter to the Editor in response to a misleading letter that appeared in the August 27 edition in which AUPE attempts to shift the discussion away from the real issues facing our continuing care industry to the same old red herrings, namely that private care providers are pocketing huge profits and lack transparency. All care providers are held to the same standards and continue to look for operational efficiencies and creativity in delivering quality person-centred care in an industry that continues to be underfunded.




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

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The Parkland Institute released a new report on Continuing Care in Alberta which can be found here.
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