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Seniors Housing Terminology Survey

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

    Click Here For Survey - Open Until October 31, 2017

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! 




2017 Alberta Housing Compensation & Benefits Survey

  • The 2017 Compensation & Benefits Report is now available for purchase! 

 The 2017 Compensation & Benefits Report is now available for purchase! This year’s report included clearer categories of job titles, statistics by geographical areas, recruitment and retention rates and minimum wage legislation impacts.  With respondents from all cross-sections of our industry, this report provides a clear snapshot of the compensation and benefits trends for all employee positions across Alberta’s Housing Industry.  Don’t miss your opportunity to use this fantastic resource as you plan your operational budgets!  The report is available in both hard copy and electronic formats. Thanks to a generous grant from the Government of Alberta, your copy can be purchased at a substantial discount. Please click “order form” for pricing information and to order your copy today!


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!


A Message From Your ASCHA Energy Department - Distribution and Transmission Cost Review Service

  • Are their opportunities for cost savings hiding in your energy bill? 8760 offers a cost review service for ASCHA Members

To help ASCHA members manage their energy distribution and transmission (D&T) costs appropriately, our trusted energy management partner, 8760, will provide a D&T cost review service upon request. Based on initial work that has been completed with some of our members, the potential cost savings could be significant.

Find out more by visiting our ASCHA Energy Program page under Member Services.


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Highlights of Issue 42 :
Oct 16, 2017

  • Countdown to 1000
  • Alberta Continuing Care Resident and Family Council Toolkit
  • November is Housing Month!