Who we are
Organizational members we consider for membership
Our association is led by a board of directors that is highly values-led and mission focused. Our member organizations are exclusively not-for-profit providers of publicly funded continuing care and acute care services.
As an association, we use the power of research, leadership, and integrity to champion for structural change in Alberta’s continuing care system. We're also strongly anchored in our faith-based values of charity, empathy, compassion, family, social justice, integrity and accountability.
Become a Member
Benefits of membership
Every member organization -- whether a $2M or $500M organization -- gets a director seat at our board table to have their voice heard on the strategic and advocacy priorities of the association. Members also have direct input into policy and advice papers and research.
Representatives from each member organization can participate in multi-organization research and demonstration projects. We also host operational working groups and educational sessions on topics such as enhancing resident quality of life, workforce management and more.
Members also receive advice from CHAA and our member organizations on funding issues, capital RFP submissions, and innovation opportunities.
Benefits of Membership
CHAA working groups and committees
As a member organization, individuals are welcome to join CHAA working groups and committees of interest.
Care Transformation and Innovation working group
Legislation and Regulations advisory group
Finance, Funding and PCBF advisory group
Health Human Resource working groups (new)
Ad hoc CHAA working and advisory groups (insurance, legal, staffing)
Ad hoc advisory groups with Alberta Health and AHS (workforce strategy, quality, standards, infection management, COVID management)
From our members
"CHAA relationships are not limited to the confines of our meetings. The relationships I have built permeate my day-to-day work life."
"It’s great to belong to an association with organizations who share the same values and are so willing to collaborative on issues that we all need to focus on – such terrific support!"
"CHAA is the best association membership investment I have been a part of in my career."
“CHAA is an industry leader, a strong advocate, and works extremely hard to create system improvements."
“CHAA leadership steps up each and every time we need help.”
“CHAA has shown incredible support for our organization. This was particularly evident over the past three years during the pandemic. Through the relationships we've built with other CHAA members, we have been able to work together and have "iron sharpening iron" by sharing information, resources and best practices."
Learn more about our advocacy.
Not-for-profit organizations occupy a special place in the health care system. We got into this line of work because we view it as a calling rather than a business. It's a mission of service. Something we're committed to, even when times are tough.
About non-profit care
Being not-for-profit means we can focus on the values and faith that have guided our mission of service for more than a century.
CHAA's small but mighty board is close-knit, values-driven, and nimble. Our goals? To always collaborate respectfully with decision-makers. And to use evidence and experience to inform system-wide change.