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Accreditation Canada (AC)

Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit, independent organization accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). We provide national and international health care organizations with an external peer review process to assess and improve the services they provide to their patients and clients based on standards of excellence. Accreditation Canada's programs and guidance have helped organizations promote quality health care for over 50 years.


http://www.accreditation.ca


Better Business Bureau (BBB)

BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors - integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent. Performance speaks to a business' track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.


http://www.bbb.org/


Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA)

Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit, independent organization accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).

We provide national and international health care organizations with an external peer review process to assess and improve the services they provide to their patients and clients based on standards of excellence.

Accreditation Canada's programs and guidance have helped organizations promote quality health care for over 50 years.


http://www.accreditation.ca/en/


CARP (CARP)

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a New Vision of Aging for Canada promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.


http://www.carp.ca


Certified Professional Consultants on Aging (CPCA)

Professionals in Canada who hold the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation are changing the name of their designation to Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) and more important, changing the way business is conducted with the 50+ population.


http://www.cpcacanada.com/index.html


Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

The CARF International family of organizations, including CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF-CCAC, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.


http://www.carf.org


ISO 9001 (ISO 9001)

The ISO 9001 certificate is suitable for all sizes of organisation and is well established around the world as an invaluable quality management system. It is suitable for organisations in all industry sectors and will help your organisation to improve management processes to compete locally and/or globally.

The process encompasses the entire organisation and requires senior management buy-in, it is not just a function of the Quality Department. To achieve ISO 9001 certification your organisation needs to demonstrate that it can meet the regulatory requirements and apply the system effectively to be of real benefit to your customers.


http://www.iso9001.com/


National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is the leading membership organization for Senior Move Managers and, as such, is the best place for you to find one. NASMM is recognized for its innovative programs and expertise related to senior move management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults.


http://www.nasmm.org


Professional Organizers in Canada (POC)


http://www.organizersincanada.com/


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA)

Our Mission: The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) advances excellence in home care through leadership, awareness, advocacy and knowledge.

Our Vision: Accessible, responsive home care and community supports which enable people to safely stay in their homes with dignity, independence and quality of life.

As a national association, the CHCA is a "unifying force" which amplifies our members' individual voices to influence national policy directions on key professional and political issues. The Association's activities are guided by our four strategic directives: leadership; advocacy; awareness; knowledge


http://www.cdnhomecare.ca


United Way (UW)

United Way Canada
http://www.unitedway.ca/


Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

VAC is committed to policy review and renewal. Some policies such as Veterans Independence Program, Long Term Care and Disability Benefits are currently under review and will be made available once the review is complete.
http://http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng


British Columbia

BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA)

The BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) has been serving private and non-profit care providers for over 30 years. In addition to employing more than 7,000 British Columbians, BCCPA members care for over 10,000 seniors each day in residential care and an additional 4,000 each year through home support.


http://www.bccare.ca


BC Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA)

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association is a member-driven organization that works with healthcare professionals, volunteers, members of government and other caring individuals to ensure that all people in BC and Yukon have access to Quality End-of-Life Care. We improve the quality of life for people in BC and Yukon affected by life-limiting illness, death and bereavement.

32,000 people die in BC annually which conservatively affects over 160,000 British Columbians. For over 25 years, British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association has acted as the collective voice in BC and Yukon by providing strategic leadership and advocating for hospice palliative care. Our members provide a broad range of services to patients, families, caregivers and communities.


http://www.bchpca.org


BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA)

The BC Non-Profit Housing Association provides leadership and support to members in creating and supporting a high standard of affordable housing throughout British Columbia.


http://www.bcnpha.ca


BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA)

British Columbia Seniors Living Association was formed 9 years ago by a group of industry leaders that believed there was not the appropriate representation for the retirement community industry in BC.


http://www.bcsla.ca


Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet.


http://www.viha.ca/


Alberta

Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA)

Founded under the Societies Act in 1981, the Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization representing owners and operators of continuing care (long term care and designated assisted living) facilities and home care and support organizations throughout the province of Alberta.


http://www.ab-cca.ca


Alberta Senior Citizens' Housing Association (ASCHA)

The Alberta Senior Citizen' Housing Association (ASCHA) is a dynamic, experienced and warm association representing approximately 60% of the seniors living sector in Alberta. Our Membership serves 25,000 + seniors across the province. Regular Members are independent and supportive living operators in Alberta from the voluntary not-for-profit, public not-for-profit and private sectors. ASCHA represents the full spectrum of seniors housing options, including over 2500 designated assisted living (DAL) units, with an integrated perspective. Corporate and Stakeholder Associate Members are also a vital part of our association.


http://www.ascha.com


Alberts Health Services (AHS)

Alberta Health Services' values have one thing in common: the quality of patient care. Our seven values - respect, accountability, transparency, engagement, safety, learning and performance - drive us, and unite us.


http://www.albertahealthservices.ca


Southern Health (SH)

Southern Health - Sante Sud offers a wide range of health care opportunities to its more than 5,600 employees who collaborate to deliver a full continuum of programs, services and community health. We are proud to partner with the many communities in our region in delivering quality health care.


http://http://www.southernhealth.ca


Ontario

Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC)

The Association of Ontario's Health Centres (AOHC) is Ontario's voice for community-governed primary health care.

We represent over 120 community-governed primary health care organizations. Our membership includes Ontario's Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres and Community Family Health Teams.


http://www.aohc.org


Canadian Association for Community Care (CACC)

Community Care is a group of local health care providers working together to provide health care to all patients in a specific area. Many states have Community Care networks that have operations in counties to serve state residents who may little to no health coverage.


http://www.cacc-acssc.com/


Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA)

Continuing care is an integrated mix of health, social and support services offered on a prolonged basis, either intermittently or continuously, to individuals whose functional capacities are at risk of impairment, temporarily impaired or chronically impaired. CHA's policy statement on continuing care supports care recipients, their families and informal caregivers.


http://www.cha.ca


Central LHIN (LHIN)

The Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 LHINs established by the Government of Ontario in 2006 to plan, coordinate, integrate and fund health services at the local level.

For Ontario's health care system, this means that people are receiving the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This is being achieved through the LHINs by putting local health dollars where they are most needed, based on community and provincial priorities.


http://www.centrallhin.on.ca/


Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

CCACs tell the story of our strategy to continuously improve quality of care for Ontarians, including:Showing how we measure our efforts to deliver quality care; Sharing information about who we are and what we do; Presenting innovative programs, partnerships and examples of system integration being delivered to provide higher quality, higher value to our healthcare system. Wherever you live in Ontario, you can find information about health and community services - for you, a family member or a friend.
http://www.ccac-ont.ca/


Hospice Association of Ontario (HAO)



Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO)

We envision a future where every person and family in the province of Ontario can quickly and easily access the finest standard of hospice palliative care when required.


http://www.hpco.ca


Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario (OACAO)

The Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario, which was founded in 1973, is an incorporated non-profit provincial organization and a registered charity. The OACAO is funded entirely through membership fees, business partnerships, educational training ventures, management of special projects and various revenue generation initiatives.


http://www.oacao.org


Ontario Association of Developmental Disabilities (OADD)

OADD is a professional organization of people working and studying in the field of developmental disabilities, throughout Ontario. OADD's members include agencies and organizations; university and community college students and instructors; service provider direct care staff and managers; family support workers; case managers; psychologists; social workers; and other dedicated individuals.


http://www.oadd.org


Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS)

OANHSS is one of the oldest provincial associations representing the not-for-profit long term care sector and a leading organization that is shaping the future of care, services and housing for seniors in Ontario. The work of the Association falls into four core areas: advocacy, communications, member services and education. Within each of these, member input and expertise drive the direction and actions taken.


http://www.oanhss.org


Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

The voice of social work in Ontario
http://www.oasw.org/


Ontario College of Social Workers (OCSW)


http://www.ocswssw.org/


Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA)

The Ontario Community Support Association represents the home and community support sector in Ontario. OCSA members are community based, not-for-profit organizations that provide services to help people live at home.


http://www.ocsa.on.ca


Ontario Home Care Association (OHCA)

The Ontario Home Care Association is an organization of home health and social care service providers and serves as the voice of home care in Ontario. OHCA members deliver nursing care, home support services, personal care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, dietetics, speech language therapy and medical equipment in the home.


http://www.homecareontario.ca


Ontario Homes for Special Needs Association (OHSNA)

The Ontario Homes for Special Needs Association (OHSNA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization representing owners, operators and product/service suppliers involved in Domiciliary Hostels and Homes for Special Care.


http://www.ohsna.org


Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)

Our vision at the OHA is to achieve a high performing health system. But it's only through our members - the for-profit and not-for-profit organizations involved in Ontario health care delivery, including approximately 150 Ontario hospitals - that this vision can be met. Our mission is thus to support them: by giving them high-quality products and services, by championing innovation and performance improvement, and by advancing and influencing health system policy in Ontario.


http://www.oha.com


Ontario Long-Term Care Association (OLTCA)

Choice is often difficult and emotional for both residents and their families. Through decades of experience we understand why, when first considering this choice, most feel unprepared, uninformed and uncomfortable.


http://www.oltca.com


Ontario Personal Support Worker Association (OPSWA)

OPSWA was created out of necessity and want. PSWs all over Ontario wanted a professional association they could call their own.

OPSWA is that Professional Association. It is run by a board of directors and an advisory committee. All who are dedicated to Personal Support Workers in Ontario and making a difference for everyone.

OPSWA also hosts our PSW Appreication Nites in honour of PSWs across Ontario. OPSWA just hosted it's 3rd annual nite in Niagara Falls, Ontario.


http://www.opswa.com/


Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Established in 1977, the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is a non-profit, voluntary professional association that represents more than 420 retirement residences province-wide. ORCA represents approximately 80% of Ontario's 43,380 retirement residence units.


http://www.orcaretirement.com/


Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)

With OTF support, nonprofit groups are building healthy and vibrant communities

Today, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) announced new investments in nonprofits and charities across Ontario. With OTF support, local organizations are having a measurable impact on communities across this province by providing services that matter and strengthening local economies.


http://http://www.otf.ca


Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)

The RHRA administers and enforces the legislation established by government for the increased protection of seniors in retirement homes across the province. To assist potential residents and families in making informed decisions, the RHRA also maintains a Public Register about retirement homes and the services they offer.


http://www.rhra.ca/en/


The Alzheimer's Society of Ontario (ASO)

Since 1983, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for Ontarians living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and advancing the search for the cause and cure.


http://www.alzheimerontario.org