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Exploring the Potential - ACCA/ASCHA Member Consultations

  • Consultations are currently underway exploring the potential combination of ASCHA and ACCA

In 2016, ASCHA began a feasibility study to explore the potential of combining with the Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA), based on member feedback from both associations.

A third party independent consultant has been retained to lead the process. For over a year, ASCHA has been consulting with its membership through teleconferences, region meeting rountable discussions, webinars and a member survey.

Members can access these materials and the survey in the Member's Area under What's Happening.

The member survey is the final step of the consultation process.  Responses are due from ASCHA members on June 30.


Come Dream With Us "Unconference"

  • Presented in partnership with TELUS

The Come Dream With Us "Unconference" presents a unique opportunity to imagine the future of seniors housing through discussions on technology and innovation. 


This members-only opportunity will explore four key areas within the seniors housing industry, and participants will share their perspectives and expertise to find ways that innovative solutions might have significant impacts.


The event will be hosted by TELUS at their state-of-the-art Innovation Center in downtown Edmonton.  Registration is limited to one senior-level leader with decision-making power per member organizationRegistration is capped at 40 participants.  For full details on this unique “Unconference” session, evening reception, and to register, please click here.


2017 Alberta Housing Compensation & Benefits Survey

  • Housing Providers are invited to participate in this important study

ASCHA is happy to announce that our 2017 Alberta Housing Compensation & Benefits Survey has been sent out to housing providers across the province! 

This survey is for ALL housing providers in Alberta, not just seniors housing or ASCHA members. The Compensation & Benefits Report is a valuable planning and benchmarking resource, and all participants will receive significant discounts on the publication which we hope to release in September.

We hope you will add your organization’s data to this study in order to paint an accurate and useful picture of compensation and benefit trends across Alberta’s spectrum of social and seniors housing. Participation in this survey is also important due to the recent minimum wage increases and the labour regulatory review. 

ASCHA was successful in receiving a grant from the Government of Alberta and has hired an independent consultant to conduct this survey and complete a comprehensive analysis on the industry’s behalf. 

If you are a housing provider and did not receive the link to the survey, please contact ascha@ascha.com. 


ASCHA Membership Satisfaction Report

  • The results are in!

Thank you to all our members who participated in the survey. 

We had good participation in this survey, which presents an excellent cross-section of our membership.  Highlights from the report include unanimous support for ASCHA’s Noble Cause, Mission and Vision, as well as strong alignment with our strategic direction and priorities.  We are glad that so many of our members are moving in the same direction, with one voice, and find a great deal of value in being an ASCHA member.  

The full report can be accessed in our Publications section, or by clicking here.


Lend Your Voice to Common Language and Understandings

  • Take this 10-15 minute survey to share your thoughts on the terms used by the seniors housing industry

ASCHA's Common Terminology Public Survey aims to assess how terms used within the seniors' housing industry are understood by Albertans.    

Our hope is to collect feedback from at least 1000 respondents.  The feedback will be used to prepare a report that will be made available to our members and stakeholders, as well as the industry as a whole. 

The information collected will help shape a new way of talking about seniors housing - we hope you will take part! 




The Charlie & Hazel Story

  • The characters in our public awareness campaign tackle various seniors housing related issues every week - follow their story!

Public awareness of the realities experienced by seniors searching for, living in, and transitioning through seniors housing is significantly lacking.  Navigating the systems can be confusing, frustrating and even scary because of terminology, negative media images and social constructs around aging and seniors communities.

Charlie and Hazel, two fictional characters not unlike many Albertan seniors, are here to share their experiences with us.  Like our Facebook Page and follow their story, offering your own ideas and solutions to move the plot forward.  

We also have launched a blog, so that readers can access the story in its entirety.  If you are new to the story, visit our blog and scroll down to the list of archived issues at the bottom of the home page.  The first issue was published in April, 2016.

Every Friday, ASCHA will be sharing a bit of the story, and as Charlie and Hazel encounter various options and challenges, you can weigh-in on how they should proceed - either on Facebook or Wordpress.

Together, we can all learn a bit more about seniors housing experiences and develop well-informed opinions of the various options available, so we can plan our own journeys or those of our loved ones. 

Be sure to share the story in your own communities and with friends!


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Highlights of Issue 25 :
Jun 19, 2017

  • Alberta Housing Compensation & Benefit Survey
  • Exploring the Potential - ACCA/ASCHA Member Consultations
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