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ASCHA Weekly Rollout
Highlights of this Issue:

  • Continuing Care Health Care Aide (HCA) Advisory Committee
  • Release Survey Notice - Continuing Care former “Financial Hardship Policy”

Issue:  #4,   1/26/2015

Compensation and Benefits Report

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 to request your copy.

Compensation and Benefits order form


ASCHA/RDC Certificate Programs
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Human Resources Management

March 3,2015-April 14, 2015

Principles of Recreation and Leisure

March 5, 2015-April 16, 2015

To Register

All ASCHA Members receive 25% off their tuition fee. Contact us at to get your coupon prior to registering.

For more Information.
Site Manager Certificate Program Outline
Activity Coordinator Certificate Program Outline.



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“PERSON-CENTRED HOUSING” is the philosophy of honouring the individual’s needs, desires and choices to maintain and enjoy a wholesome, vibrant lifestyle.


2015 ASCHA Convention & Tradeshow

ASCHA celebrates its Golden Anniversary in 2015, and we are looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has made this association “50 Years Strong.”  Please visit our Event Page for delegate, exhibitor and sponsor information and forms, or register online:
Delegate Website
Delegate Registration
Exhibitor Website
Exhibitor Registration

2014-2017 Strategic Direction and Plan

After a great deal of member consultation, ASCHA has developed its 2014-2017 Strategic Direction and Plan.  These documents will direct the association’s work over the next three years, and outline three major priorities: 1)  Collaborative Government & Industry Approach; 2) Member Sustainability; and 3) Forward-Thinking Governance Structure.  The Strategic Plan outlines the short and long term strategies to help ASCHA attain the objectives of its new direction.  As always, ASCHA remains flexible and responsive to changes in our industry and understands that priorities may shift in response.
Strategic Direction
Strategic Plan

Laura Crawford Scholarship Award
Laura Crawford Scholarship Award

The Laura Crawford Scholarship is offered by ASCHA to one student each year enrolled in the ASCHA/RDC Certificate Programs.This Scholarship is intended to offset a large portion of the costs related to taking the Activity Coordinator or Site Manager Programs.  The Laura Crawford Scholarship was established in 2008 to honour the late Laura Crawford, who for over twenty years,  shared her progressive knowledge, wisdom and grit which inspired everyone to take a fresh look at what they do for individuals while maintaining a home environment. Read more.

 Application Submission Deadline: January 31, 2015

Housing Common Terminology

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.


A New Approach to Property Taxes in Seniors Housing and Continuing Care

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

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

Free webinars on housing management bodies and seniors’ housing


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

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