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

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

ALBERTA (TREASURER)
CAROL ANDERSON, Chief Zone Officer, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services

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

MANITOBA
VIKAS SETHI, Provincial Lead, Clinical Integration Health Systems Integration & Quality, Shared Health Services

ONTARIO
Vacant (election in 2022)

SERVICE PROVIDER
LEIGHTON MCDONALD, President & CEO, Closing the Gap Healthcare

SERVICE PROVIDER
Vacant (election to be held in 2021)

NOVA SCOTIA
KIM SILVER, Director, Home and Community Care, Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care

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

NEWFOUNDLAND
JUDY O’KEEFE, Vice President, Clinical Services, Eastern Health

NUNAVUT
JENNIFER COLEPAUGH, 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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