Industry Updates

The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

CCSA Annual General Meeting






Join us April 20, 2018 for the CCSA Annual General Meeting (AGM). We are excited to announce that this year’s AGM will include a variety of presentations on current issues facing long term care and seniors’ supportive living operators.  Presentation topics include: 

  • CCSA Board Chair update
  • Bill 30 Legislative Changes -  Perspective by McLennan Ross attorney, Dan Bokenfohr
  • WCB policy changes including:
    • Code of Rights and Conduct
    • Interim relief for workers and employers while matters are under appeal
    • Employers’ obligation to return injured workers to work
    • Amending the process for estimating earning capacity to ensure WCB has demonstrated every reasonable effort to help an injured worker’s job search
  • WCB claims management for volunteers vs. unpaid workers
  • WCB claims process for infectious disease claims

This year’s AGM promises to be a very informative session and we look forward to seeing you all!

CCSA AGM Details:

Date: April 20, 2018
Start time: 9:30 AM
Location: Edmonton (meeting place TBA)
Agenda: AGM business and lunch followed by Bill 30 Legislative Changes and WCB Presentations

Please register to attend the AGM by Thursday, April 5, 2018 so we can ensure provisions for all attending members.

Click here to complete the 2018 CCSA AGM Registration form.

Register here


The following are the CCSA Board of Directors positions open for election:

(1) Long Term Care Director

The following are the CCSA Board of Directors positions up for re-election:

(1)   Long Term Care Director
(1)   Seniors’ Supportive Living Director

Please forward your nomination forms for these positions by April 9, 2018.

CCSA Board of Directors Nomination form
CCSA AGM Proxy Vote Authorization form (if required)

For additional information regarding the AGM and Board of Directors positions, please contact the CCSA.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Veterans hospital killings spotlight problem of violence against health care workers

March 19, 2018
NBC News - Elizabeth Chuck

The man's complaint seemed straightforward: He had come to the emergency room last June at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Massachusetts, for wrist pain that wouldn't quit.

The 24-year-old patient seemed anxious. But he didn't present any signs of being dangerous — red flags that nurse Elise Wilson had come to recognize over the course of her four-decade career. She had spent 35 years in the ER, where nurses encounter violence from patients or patients' relatives "almost on a daily basis," she said.

Wilson started entering the patient's vital information into a computer in a triage room. When she turned around, he was looming over her with a knife.

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Improving access to free English lessons

March 12, 2018
Alberta Government

With a two-year grant from the Alberta government, Learning English with CBC has improved its website to make it easier for newcomers to participate in its English language lessons. The lessons use news stories and interviews from around the province to help new Albertans learn about their communities.

The $153,566 grant will support a fully interactive website, which can be accessed on mobile devices for the first time. The stories are read at a slower pace to help learners better understand the content. To test their understanding of the stories, students of the program can submit answers and get immediate feedback.

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B.C. nurses to begin filing charges against violent and aggressive patients

March 2, 2018
Vancouver Sun - Tiffany Crawford

B.C. nurses will begin pressing for charges against patients who hurt or abuse them, the president of the B.C. Nurses’ Union announced Tuesday.

Gayle Duteil said the union, which represents more than 43,000 nurses in the province, will pursue legal action when authorized by a nurse who has been injured on the job. The union is also creating a new support system for nurses who are physically or psychologically hurt.

A 24-hour, seven-day-a-week violence hotline will be set up for injured nurses to call, and the union will provide nurses with legal and financial resources if they choose to proceed with court action, said Duteil.

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