Founding members of CHAA came together in 1943 to form The Catholic Health Association of Alberta
(later renamed as the Christian Health Association of Alberta).
Our faith-based, not-for-profit charities established many of the province’s first health care facilities in rural communities,
long before Alberta became a province in 1905. Throughout the 1900s we expanded across the province to fill an extensive
and essential role in the delivery of health and hospital services.
Our calling then – as it remains today – is to welcome and embrace residents of all faiths through
services and programming for the frail, elderly and marginalized.
CHAA’s members have been trusted for generations in the care of Alberta’s most vulnerable residents. We are proud to be the longest serving health providers in the province -- and a trusted partner in developing forward-thinking solutions for the care of aging and vulnerable populations.
Today, CHAA members operate more than 14,000 continuing care spaces and employ in excess of 18,000 staff and physicians across the seniors’ health and housing sectors. We're excited about the next 75 years of innovation, quality care, authentic leadership, and of course compassionate care for those who need us most.