The members of the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) believe that home, not a hospital or long-term care facility, is the best place for an individual to recover from an illness or injury, manage long-term conditions, and live out their final days.  Together we are creating an integrated health and social care system that provides seamless patient- and family-centred care that is accessible, accountable, evidence-informed and sustainable.

Launched in 2017, the CHCA”s three-year strategic plan reflected our members’ priorities and set our specific actions to address challenges facing home and community care across Canada. Our achievements focused on three main areas: People, Programs and Policy.

PEOPLE

Enhancing the knowledge and skills of home and community care providers

13 organizations

involved in 2 national safety
improvement collaboratives

22 capacity

building webinars

attended by over 3,000 participants

4 palliative care

experience maps reflecting the wisdom of providers, patients and caregivers 

User guide containing

10 practical steps

for implementing innovations 

PEOPLE

Enhancing the knowledge and skills of home and community care providers

13 organizations

involved in 2 national safety improvement collaboratives

22 capacity

building webinars

attended by over 3,000 participants

4 palliative care

experience maps reflecting the wisdom of providers, patients and caregivers 

User guide containing

10 practical steps

for implementing innovations 

PROGRAMS

Advancing integrated models of care

59 key considerations

for integrated home care and primary health care in the Home Care Lens Tool 

Core elements of integrated
models of care from

5 provinces

5 building blocks

 and 45 policy options for integrated care from a home and community perspective

6 High Impact Practices

featuring integrated models of care from ON, BC, AB, and NS

PROGRAMS

Advancing integrated models of care

59 key

considerations

for integrated home care and primary health care in the Home Care Lens Tool 

Core elements of integrated
models of care from

5 provinces

5 building blocks

 and 45 policy options for integrated care from a home and community perspective

6 High Impact

Practices

featuring integrated models of care from ON, BC, AB, and NS

POLICY

Informing decisions and shaping the future of home and community care

A plan for Better Home Care shaped by over 340 stakeholders and endorsed by federal, provincial and  territorial governments

2,500 stakeholders

recognizing and celebrating
8.1 million caregivers 

10 principle-based

standards

validated by 160 subject matter experts

5 recommendations

to enhance home and community care for children with complex care needs 

POLICY

Informing decisions and shaping the future of home and community care

A plan for Better Home Care shaped by over 340 stakeholders and endorsed by federal, provincial and  territorial governments

2,500 stakeholders

recognizing and celebrating
8.1 million caregivers 

10 principle-based

standards

validated by 160 subject matter experts

5 recommendations

to enhance home and community care for children with complex care needs