Membership New/Emerging Issues Submission Form
ASCHA’s advocacy efforts need to be flexible and fast moving in order to address new and/or emerging member issues in a timely manner. Members have requested a process to formally raise issues that have not been identified priorities by the membership but that could have an impact on the industry in the future. This process will allow members to formally raise new and/or emerging issues and their recommendations to ASCHA.
To submit your New/Emerging issues use ASCHA’s new form click here
The Seniors Housing Society of Alberta (SHSA) and the Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association (ASCHA) have released a summary document outlining a new approach to the taxation of seniors housing and continuing care sites for consideration during the MGA Review process. A full version of the report is available upon request by emailing email@example.com
The Compensation and Benefits for Alberta’s Housing Industry Report – 2013 Edition (seniors and non-seniors) is available for purchase. We now have a comprehensive summary of wage and benefits trends in our industry thanks to Alberta Municipal Affairs (AMA) Housing Division, who provided the grant funding to assist with the project, and the various housing operators who completed the survey questionnaire. It is our hope that the report will assist both members and non-members in human resource planning for their organizations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy.
Compensation and Benefits order form
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ASCHA/RDC CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Site Manager Certificate Program
Designed for individuals with an interest in gaining knowledge and understanding of this unique industry, ASCHA has partnered with Red Deer College (RDC) to offer a specialized certificate program for Site Managers. Through this training individuals will advance their careers toward supervisory and management positions. This program orients individuals to the field of leadership and helps them understand governance and management principles, including front line management of operations and personnel. Learn to handle communication effectively and manage conflict whilst maintaining client satisfaction within the parameters of aging processes. This program requires the completion of 7 online courses.
Activity Coordinator Certificate Program
This program is designed for individuals with an interest in gaining knowledge and understanding of this unique industry and wanting to work in recreation and activities in seniors' housing. This certificate program will help individuals gain leadership skills and learn within the parameters of aging processes how to effectively handle communication and conflict whilst maintaining client satisfaction. This program will assist in developing your personal and professional development skills as well help you gain an understanding of the principles of recreation and leisure and program development.This program requires the completion of 7 core courses. Please note that all 6 courses offered by RDC are online. For Older Adult Certification
* All ASCHA Members receive 25% off their tuition fee. Contact us at email@example.com to get your coupon prior to registering.
March 4 - Overview of Alberta Housing Act and Housing Management Bodies
This is your access the recording of the March 4, 2014 – Overview of the Alberta Housing Act and Housing Management Bodies with Mike Leathwood ADM, Municipal Affairs, Housing Division discussing the provincial perspective and Bill Martens, Alberta Urban and Municipal Affairs (AUMA) discussing the municipal perspective. The objectives of this webinar was to provide insight into the critical function of housing management bodies, how housing is provided to Albertans, board roles and responsibilities and the obligations of the board and municipalities under the Alberta Housing Act and Regulations. An update on the lodge review was also provided.
April 16 -AUMA Webinar 2
Overview of the Seniors Housing Industry
In an effort to increase understanding of the industry, the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA) has developed a Common Terminology document that outlines the mainstream housing types within the seniors’ housing industry. ASCHA’s goal has always been to ensure effective communication between the residents and their families, our members, the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the public and all other stakeholders involved in seniors’ Housing in Alberta. We are confident that by implementing the use of Common Terminology, we will arrive at a greater understanding regarding the different elements of the Continuing Care System and we will all be able to speak clearly to the public and each other with one voice.
“PERSON-CENTRED HOUSING” is the philosophy of honouring the individual’s needs, desires and choices to maintain and enjoy a wholesome, vibrant lifestyle in a congregate living setting.