What's New?

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ASCHA /RDC Certificate Program Winter Term Courses .

  • Registration is now open for ASCHA /RDC Certificate Program Winter Term Courses



A Fresh Look For ASCHA

  • ASCHA launches its new brand and website!

At the 2015 ASCHA Convention & Tradeshow, ASCHA's new brand was unveiled.  After 50 years of representing seniors housing in Alberta, it was decided that a new logo was needed to communicate ASCHA's fresh and forward-thinking approaches, inclusive and collaborative membership, and resident focus.  The colour scheme is indicative of Alberta - with its prairies, pastures, mountains and big blue sky.  As a provincial association, ASCHA brings together the best of our industry from all communities, big and small.

The brand reveal was followed with a name change from the Alberta Senior Citizens' Housing Association to the Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association.  While the acronym "ASCHA" is kept intact, the new name speaks to our members' "Aging in Community" focus. 

The website was launched to members on September 22.  It is still a work in progress as we aim to build the most user-friendly and welcoming site possible for our various audiences - members, seniors and families, and other industry professionals.

We hope you enjoy navigating through the new site, and we welcome your feedback.  Send your suggestions on how to improve to ascha@ascha.com.


Compensation and Benefits Report for Alberta's Housing Industry - 2015

  • 2015 Edition Now Available

ASCHA is excited to announce that the 2015 Edition of the Compensation and Benefits Report for Alberta's Housing Industry (seniors and non-seniors) is now available.  ASCHA extends its appreciation to all housing operators who completed the survey and contributed the much needed data to produce this report.  Funding for the report was made possible through Alberta Seniors.

Visit the ASCHA Publications page of this website to find out how to obtain a copy of this report.


Board Strategic Planning Results

  • A New Direction and Noble Cause

ASCHA's Direction shows our design thinking as we work towards our Noble Cause!  Through our core values, you can explore our thinking and see what we are committed to achieving.  Our Noble Cause is designed with our vision, mission, principles and three focused strategic priorities.  These are working documents to let you know what our association is working towards.

We welcome all discussions and possibilities that will help us in pursuit of seniors being empowered to have choice and a life of purpose, wherein they are honoured, valued and respected.

Please visit our Strategic Plan section for more information.


Alberta Senior's Housing Directory Now Live

  • Seniors and their families can now search online for housing options across the province.

The Alberta Seniors Housing Directory went live on July 31, 2015.  When complete, the Directory will list virtually every independent and supportive living seniors residence across Alberta.  This important resource allows the user to find the seniors community that best meets their needs and choices, with the ability to search for specific amenities and services. 

We thank every housing organization that has verified and entered data to-date.  This is a huge undertaking and we hope members and non-members alike will take the opportunity to ensure that the most accurate data is available to future residents and their families.

While not every site may have vacancies, it is important to have the full spectrum of options searchable so that Albertans can discover what is available in their communities.

To access the directory, click on the logo or "Get Searching" button to the right.





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Highlights of Issue 47 :
Nov 23, 2015

  • Board Meeting
  • Alberta Health Care Aide (HCA) Directory Consultation
  • Health Coalition of Alberta MLA Breakfast