The CHCA’s strategic plan reflects the priorities of our members and sets out a roadmap to address the current and future challenges facing home care in Canada. Guided by our principles for home care, our goal is to create the necessary conditions for sustainable care, integrated care and accessible care.

Launched in 2017, the CHCA’s three-year strategic plan focused on three main areas: People, Programs and Policy.   Below is a summary of our achievements and milestones:

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 

ANNUAL REPORTS

  • Launched a national initiative to advance excellence in home-based palliative care.
  • Informed the development of national home care indicators.
  • Forged international partnerships to support caregivers.
  • Facilitated member engagement at Home Care Summits™ in Prince Edward Island and British Columbia.
  • Evaluated the application of new teamwork and communication tools.

  • Featured caregivers at a breakfast on Parliament Hill.
  • Informed the creation of the national dementia strategy.
  • Launched the Virtual Learning Series.
  • Introduced a new value-based membership structure.

  • Launched Better Home Care: A National Action Plan.
  • Refreshed the Harmonized Principles for Home Care.
  • Identified the challenges in tracking home care wait times.
  • Profiled home and community-based services for children with complex care needs.