Who We Are

ASCHA is a non-profit member-driven association that acts as a centre of excellence for education, best practices, and member resources, to assist housing providers with providing the very best supports to the Albertans they serve.

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Our Noble Cause: Albertans live in housing that honours their dignity, serves their needs and inspires purpose in their chosen community.

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Introducing Kind Dining: Elevate Your Residents' Dining Experience with This Program!



ASCHA, in partnership with DiningRD, is excited to offer our members the Kind Dining program.
 

Tailored specifically for seniors housing providers, this professional development series offers insights into the role of the dining attendant, emphasizing warmth, courtesy, empathy, and professionalism when serving older adults. 

The Kind Dining program is built upon three core pillars:

  1. Elevating service quality standards
  2. Teaching relational soft skills that cater to emotional needs, foster connections, and share common experiences
  3. Fostering a cohesive work environment where individuals feel connected

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Save the Date Update: ASCHA’s 2025 Home for Housing Convention & Trade Show

While we had previously announced dates for our 2025 Home for Housing Convention & Trade Show, we were made aware of a significant scheduling conflict with another important sector event. As such, ASCHA is rescheduling our event to March 30 – April 2, 2025.

As this is our 60th anniversary Convention and Trade Show, we wanted to ensure everyone could join.

The location/venue remains the same: Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta

Please make sure that you update your calendars with the new dates. If you have any questions, please contact ASCHA’s Events Manager.


Workshop for ASCHA Members: Habits of Mind: Mindsets for Leading, Collaborating & Adapting

Following the successful “Habits of Mind” educational breakout session at ASCHA’s 2024 Home for Housing Convention and Trade Show, and in response to the valuable feedback from our members, ASCHA, in partnership with Thought Architects, is delighted to offer this extended professional development and learning opportunity to our members. Habits of Mind has been researched, developed, and embedded into the teaching and instruction of children in education for almost 30 years. There are 16 general dispositions that have been found to be employed when people successfully navigate new and unfamiliar circumstances, and these “habits” of thinking can be taught and refined.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore some of the Habits of Mind with your team members, reflect on personal patterns of thinking, and develop a personal principle to help guide you and your team members as you successfully navigate unknown and complex situations in your workplaces.

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StrongerU Senior Fitness Partnership

ASCHA has partnered with StrongerU Senior Fitness to offer our member organizations education, tools, and resources so that your employees can deliver high-quality, dynamic, and effective fitness experiences to the residents you serve.

The primary target audience of this program is employees of your organization’s Activity and Wellness department.

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2023 ASCHA Compensation & Benefits Report - NOW AVAILABLE

This year’s report included an analysis of some new job titles, statistics by geographical areas, recruitment and retention rates, and so much more. With respondents from all cross-sections of our sector, this report provides a clear snapshot of the compensation and benefits trends for all employee positions across Alberta’s Housing Sector. Don’t miss your opportunity to use this fantastic resource as you plan your operational budgets! Thanks to a generous grant from the Government of Alberta, your copy can be purchased at a substantial discount. Click here to order.

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Featured Programs & Services

Energy Saving Program

Save up to 20% on utilities through 8760's savings program, exclusively for ASCHA members.

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The Learning Centre

ASCHA's online learning portal provides members with the resources to stay on top of training and compliance.

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Alberta Seniors Housing Directory

Seeking housing options? Find vacancies in seniors residences through our online Housing Directory.

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Issue 21: May 21, 2024

Stay up to date on important news related to the seniors and community housing sector.

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Become an ASCHA Associate Member

ASCHA's Associate Members offer services, products, expertise and training related to the housing sector and are valuable allies for our Regular Members. Associate Membership offers many opportunities and benefits that can help you grow your business. Join now!

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Join ASCHA Connect

ASCHA Connect is a Member Hub and online community for all ASCHA Members. Take action, grow organizational capacity, and help strengthen the sector as a whole.

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Our History

For nearly sixty years, the Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA) has been advocating on behalf of its members, who provide a variety of housing options for Albertans.

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