WHAT WE DO

 

The Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) represents the owners and operators of continuing care facilities and home care and support organizations. 

 

Through advocacycommunication and partnership development, we provide support and representation for our members as they strive to provide outstanding continuing care for Albertans.

 

Our members are experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about the continuing care sector. In ACCA activities, we seek member involvement to ensure our representation is accurate and informed. We continually work to remain an active stakeholder and source for relevant, accurate information on the sector, to better support our membership.

 

 

Advocacy 

 

ACCA is dedicated to advocating on behalf of our members to achieve a continuing care system in Alberta that provides appropriate, available and effective care.

 

We believe we can make a difference in the continuing care system through active involvement and collaboration. ACCA advocates on behalf of our members by:

  • Participating in stakeholder committees and meetings
  • Collaborating with Alberta Health Services, educational institutions and care-related organizations
  • Developing and presenting position papers and reports
  • Attending legislative reviews on behalf of the continuing care sector
  • Attending meetings and networking events with Ministers and government officials 
  • Speaking on behalf of the continuing care sector at conferences and public events

 

Communication

 

ACCA focuses on timely, accurate communication with our members, the media, government and the public. 

 

We strive to communicate effectively with our membership about our activities, upcoming events and news in the continuing care sector. Through a weekly electronic newsletter and special communications, we represent a reliable source of information for our members. We encourage our members to communicate and share ideas with us and one another.

 

As a trusted source of information about the sector, we share insights and information on current events, issues or concerns with the media. News releases, articles and interviews provide opportunities to communicate both good news and concerns about the sector.

 

Building relationships with government officials, Ministers and stakeholders is vital for ACCA. Through regular communication we are able to develop these relationships.

 

 

Partnership Development

 

ACCA believes partnership development with key stakeholders and decision makers is key to advancing excellence in Alberta’s continuing care system.

 

ACCA recognizes the importance of relationships and partnerships to bring positive change to the continuing care system. We will collaborate with government, health care and support service providers and other advocacy organizations to promote a high quality, responsive continuing care system.

 

To better advocate for our members, ACCA has become an influential “voice at the table” at various forums and committees:

 
  • Canadian Alliance for Long Term Care
  • City of Edmonton Home for Life Action Committee
  • Continuing Care Collaborative Committee
  • Continuing Care Health Service Standards External Advisory Committee
  • Continuing Care Health Service Standards Compliance Monitoring Working Group
  • Continuing Care Quality Steering Committee
  • Government caucus committees
  • Health Care Aide Advisory Committees (Alberta Health Services, NorQuest College and Bow Valley College)
  • Industry Task Force Association
  • Internationally Educated Health Professional Recruitment Forum
  • Patient/Care Based Funding Advisory Committee
  • Alberta Practical Nurse Program Committee
 
We continue to build and foster relationships with decision makers, organizations and inspection agencies:
 
  • Alberta Health
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Alberta Human Services
  • Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
  • Alberta Education
  • Alberta Infrastructure
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Individual MLAs
  • Health Quality Council of Alberta
  • Health Compliance Unit
  • Protection for Persons in Care