Red Deer, Alberta
The Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) celebrated the province’s top frontline talent among continuing care providers at a gala awards ceremony held in conjunction with its annual Inspiring Quality Conference, the first in-person celebration since the pandemic. The gala and conference took place September 14- 15, 2022 in Red Deer, Alberta.
“Our distinguished Inspiring Quality Awards Committee judges were impressed by the number of
nominations received again this year,” says ACCA Director, Wayne Morishita, “The quality of the work
being done by the nominees truly reflects the heightened level of care and attention being delivered to
seniors and vulnerable Albertans.”
This years’ theme was Transforming Continuing Care, inspired by the major transformations taking place within the Alberta continuing care sector.
Morishita adds, “The ACCA and its members are taking the lessons learned from the pandemic and working with government and partners, will continue to focus on how we can collectively transform the quality of care and service delivery for seniors and vulnerable Albertans.”
The goal of the awards is to celebrate excellence and advancement in improving the delivery of
continuing care and quality of life of people in their care. As such, nominated organizations, individuals and their projects were judged upon factors such as demonstrated compassion, innovation,
transcendence of expectations and the potential of each project to flourish beyond the originating
The ACCA 2022 Awards of Excellence winners are:
Innovator of the Year: Bethany Care Society
Care Provider of the Year: Jenny “Lyle” Ison, General Manager - Garneau Hall (Vancouver Resource Society and Asura)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dijana Vidra, Director of Care - Father Lacombe Care Society
ACCA congratulates all the 2022 nominees and winners of the 2022 Awards of Excellence. We are proud to acknowledge the importance of the work you do every day to elevate the quality of life for the people in your care.