Our facilities and care homes benefit from about 400,000 hours of volunteer time annually. In other words, the compassionate care delivered by our staff teams is extended at a ratio of one volunteer for every three staff. Few other sectors can boast this level of volunteer support and services.
Most CHAA organizations rely on strategic fundraising to augment quality of life services for residents. In our care homes, the quality of life for every senior in our care is enriched by approximately $1,200 annually in charitable donations.
Putting donations to work
Volunteers and charitable donations typically go toward:
Music and recreational programming
Pet therapy and visitation services
Purchase of transport vans for resident outings and shopping trips
Planting and upkeep of gardens and outdoor living spaces
Chapels, hair salons, exercise rooms, cinema theatres, and other on-site amenities
Celebrations and special events
Enhanced resources for families, such as visitation spaces and technology for virtual visits
Offsetting fees for residents without the financial means to contribute to the cost of their accommodation.
Learn more about resident quality of life.
Mission and values
Learn more about how we support Albertan's in need.
Family and resident councils
Did you know it’s mandatory in Alberta for all licensed care homes with four or more residents to have a council for residents and families to discuss concerns?
More volunteers than any other sector
For years, residents in CHAA’s faith-based, non-profit operators have benefitted from nearly half a million hours of volunteer service annually.