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:


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!



Volunteers Needed for Research Interview!

The University of Alberta is conducting a Nursing Research Study to Gain an Understanding of the Impact of Bereavement Grief on Work, Careers, and the Workplace. Click here for complete details. Interested volunteers are to contact lead researcher Donna Wilson at 780.492.5574 or donna.wilson@ualberta.ca.     



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 2nd Annual Feast on the Field is happening August 17th on the field of Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta! Celebrate Edmonton's thriving food scene with award winning local chefs while supporting seniors in care. For complete details, visit 



IQ 2016 Conference - Awards of Excellence Deadline Approaching!

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. Register by Clicking here!


Participants at this year's conference will be provided information on current programs and research as well as the latest thinking, strategies, technologies and solutions to support excellence in continuing care. For the complete program, please visit www.accaiq.com/program/ !


The ACCA Awards of Excellence highlight individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life of the people in their care! The Awards will be given out at our Gala Dinner on September 14th (sponsorship of the dinner is still available!) We are pleased to have Edmonton contemporary jazz trio, Three of Hearts, providing smooth sounds during the gala reception!

Visit http://www.accaiq.com/acca-awards-of-excellence/ for more information. To nominate someone for an award, fill out this form and submit to heather.aggus@ab-cca.ca before July 29th! 


Albertans Asked for Input on Nursing Home and Home Care Services

Alberta Health is currently undertaking a review of the Nursing Homes Operation Regulation and Nursing Homes General Regulation (under the Nursing Homes Act), and the Co-ordinated Home Care Program Regulation (under the Public Health Act). They are looking for input from residents, families, caregivers and members of the public and have created an online survey which can be found at health.alberta.ca to obtain their input. The survey will be available until midnight July 31, 2016.

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



Welcome New Members, Health Arts Society of Alberta and Classic LifeCare!

We are pleased to have the Health Arts Society of Alberta (HASA) join the membership. The HASA enriches the lives of elders in care by providing professional musical performances in care and retirement homes. For more information on how the HASA works with care homes so that your residents have the best experience possible, please visit www.healtharts.org.


We are happy to have Classic LifeCare as a new member. Classic LifeCare has been providing the finest home care and nursing support for over 40 years! Family owned and operated and non-franchised, Classic is a private home care agency accredited by Accreditation Canada, which speaks to our commitment to quality and safety. Learn more at www.classiclifecare.com.




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



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