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. Through our diverse membership base, the CHCA represents public and private organizations that fund, manage and provide services and products in the home and community.

Our mission is to enable people to safely stay in their homes with dignity, independence and quality of life by informing and influencing policy and practice.

Our vision is an integrated home and community-care system that provides seamless patient- and family-centred care that is accessible, accountable, evidence-informed, integrated and sustainable.

AREAS OF INFLUENCE

As a national association, the CHCA is a unifying force that amplifies our members’ individual voices to influence policy and practice in four strategic areas.

ADVOCACY

We make home and community care a priority for funders and policy planners and shape the future direction of health care in Canada.

AWARENESS

We develop national campaigns to increase awareness of the importance of integrated home and community-based care in our health care system.

KNOWLEDGE

We create opportunities to enhance providers’ skills and capabilities, empower patients and engage caregivers.

LEADERSHIP

We address current and emerging issues by finding new ways to solve problems, sharing best practices and creating active networks across the country.

ADVOCACY

We make home and community care a priority for funders and policy planners and shape the future direction of health care in Canada.

AWARENESS

We develop national campaigns to increase awareness of the importance of integrated home and community-based care in our health care system.

KNOWLEDGE

We create opportunities to enhance providers’ skills and capabilities, empower patients and engage caregivers.

LEADERSHIP

We address current and emerging issues by finding new ways to solve problems, sharing best practices and creating active networks across the country.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The affairs of the CHCA are governed by a board of directors. Directors represent the membership from their region. Directors provide insight into the issues, challenges, opportunities and strategic priorities their local membership is facing. This expertise and knowledge informs and shapes the association’s key priorities. Download the CHCA Board of Directors Terms of Reference

BOARD CHAIR (NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR)

ALICE KENNEDY, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar, Newfoundland Council of Health Professionals

TREASURER (SERVICE PROVIDER)

LORI LORD, Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Health Care

BRITISH COLUMBIA

LISA ZETES-ZANATTA, Executive Director Clinical Operations IH West, Interior Health Authority

ALBERTA

CAROL ANDERSON, Executive Director, Continuing Care, Edmonton Zone at Alberta Health Services

SASKATCHEWAN

SHEILA ANDERSON, Executive Director, Primary Health Care, Integrated Urban Health, Regina Area, Saskatchewan Health Authority

MANITOBA

VIKAS SETHI, Executive Director, Integrated Palliative, Primary and Home Health Services, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

ONTARIO

Vacant (election to be held in 2019)

SERVICE PROVIDER

LEIGHTON MCDONALD, President & CEO, Closing the Gap Healthcare

QUEBEC

CINDY STARNINO, Director of Academic Affairs & Research Ethics, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

NOVA SCOTIA

Vacant (election to be held in 2019)

NEW BRUNSWICK

JENNIFER ELLIOTT, Director Home Care, New Brunswick Extra Mural, NB Department of Health

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

MARY SULLIVAN, Director Home Care, Palliative Care and Geriatric Programs, Health PEI

NUNAVUT

STEPHEN JACKSON, Territorial Director, Home, Community, & Continuing Care, Nunavut Department of Health

YUKON

CATHY MCNEIL, Director, Care and Community, Health and Social Services, Continuing Care

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Nadine Henningsen (ex-officio)

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