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.

To achieve this goal, our work targets four key areas: supporting people, enhancing process, facilitating consistent policy across jurisdictions and building a strong and responsive association.

PEOPLE

SKILLS AND CAPACITY BUILDING

GOAL: Facilitate knowledge and skills development across the home care sector.

OUTCOME: Home care providers have the knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective, high-quality care.

PROCESS

INTEGRATED MODELS OF CARE

GOAL: Promote integrated models of care between home care, primary care, acute care and social services.

OUTCOME: The needs of individuals receiving home care are met through coordinated care across professionals and organizations.

POLICY

NATIONAL BENCHMARKS FOR HOME CARE

GOAL: Promote consistent and equitable access to high-quality home care across the country.

OUTCOME: Home care services that are patient- and family-centred, accessible, accountable, evidence-informed, integrated and sustainable.

PARTNERSHIP

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

GOAL: Foster collaborative networks and accessible resources across the home care sector.

OUTCOME: CHCA members have access to a recognized and valued source for information, advocacy and networking.

ANNUAL REPORTS

Working with our members and stakeholders, the CHCA has achieved several key milestones to create necessary conditions for sustainable, integrated and accessible care.

  • 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.

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Established in 1990, the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) is a national non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing excellence in home and community care.

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