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ICCER Organizational Members

Continuing care providers, post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies are eligible to become organizational members. Each member organization has a voting seat on the ICCER Steering Committee. Members pay an annual fee, set by the Steering Committee. Member organizations sign an affiliation agreement.

Current organizational members include:

  • Bethany Care Society is one of Western Canada's largest voluntary, not-for-profit providers of health, housing and community services for seniors and persons with disabilities. A faith-based organization founded in 1945, Bethany provides service to more than 4,900 Albertans in over 100 communities.
  • Bow Valley College, with over 1200 full time and 1600 part time students annually in the health, justice and human services programs, is dedicated to educating and training front-line health care providers to meet the needs of Albertans. The College encourages applied research activities to enhance delivery of programs, and increase workforce capacity.
  • CapitalCare* is the largest public continuing care organization in Canada, with 2800 staff and 11 sites in Edmonton and area, serving over 1700 clients. CapitalCare's vision is to be a community of excellence in continuing care: teaching, researching and learning to enhance quality of life.
  • Carewest is Calgarys largest public care provider of its kind and one of the largest in Canada. Carewest operates 13 locations aimed at helping people live more independent lives. The spectrum of care is available to adults of all ages and includes long-term care, rehabilitation and recovery services, and community programs and services.
  • Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre is a non-profit organization, which provides lodge, designated assisted living and long-term care to Chinese seniors with culturally appropriate services as they enjoy healthy, independent and dignified lives. Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre values innovation and the use of research in support and transfer of best practices in service development and delivery.
  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is the regulatory organization for the province's 14000 Licensed Practical Nurses. The CLPNA is a non-profit, non-government, regulatory organization led by LPNs. CLPNA exists to protect Alberta healthcare users - the public. They regulate the profession of Licensed Practical Nursing, setting and maintaining standards to ensure the public receives safe, competent, and ethical healthcare services.
  • Excel Society is a social service society serving adult clients with a broad range of disabilities in Edmonton and Calgary. Excel provides a variety of living options from independent living with supports to personal care homes to "Enhanced Designated Assisted Living" facilities.
  • Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. In Alberta, Extendicare offers long term care, supportive living, and home care options.
  • Good Samaritan Society is a leading, faith-based, not-for-profit, registered charity that provides quality accommodations, health, and community care services and programs to aging individuals in need. With over 68 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments, their mission is to extend Christian Hospitality to those in need or at risk encourages the well-being of the whole person. A foundational pillar of The Society's Christian Hospitality Model is to provide access to spiritual care for all faiths.
  • Keyano College is dedicated to providing program excellence and is committed to offering or facilitating programs and services to meet the needs of north-eastern Alberta. Keyano actively trains and educates health care providers for the continuing care sector.
  • Lifestyle Options Retirement Communities operate quality, affordable seniors retirement buildings. Lifestyle Options endeavors to create and sustain affordable, supportive retirement communities which foster healthy aging by focusing on the strengths and capabilities of each individual in meaningful life experiences through active living.
  • NorQuest College* graduates over 1000 health care workers annually in a wide range of skilled occupations to deliver front line care. NorQuest provides innovative instructional models for workplace-based learning, and is committed to delivering educational experiences with a strong interdisciplinary focus.
  • The Shepherd's Care Foundation, with over 1600 residents, and more than 40 years of experience, is one of the recognized leader in seniors care and services in Alberta. They are unique in offering aging-in-place services within a caring Christian community for those with moderate incomes.
  • Sherwood Care is a non-profit, long-term care facility with a Resident Centered care philosophy. Built in 1969, Sherwood Care is a community outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and plays a significant part of the Seventh-day Adventist health message.
  • St. Michael's Health Group is a healthcare organization that provides long term care, supportive housing, programs and services to the seniors of our community. Incorporated in 1976 under St. Michaels Extended Care Centre Society, it was originally created to meet an urgent and growing need for institutional nursing care for individuals of various ethnic backgrounds in the Edmonton area.
  • The University of Alberta* has over 5000 health science students in 14 disciplines across 8 health science faculties. The Alberta Centre on Aging (ACA) and other centres and groups on campus conduct research on aging, continuing care and health systems.
  • The Chinese Christian Wing Kei Nursing Home Association has provided services to the elderly in Calgary for 16 years. Wing Kei currently serves 135 long term care and 8 supportive living residents and provides home care services to over 180 clients in nine Calgary neighbourhoods.

* Denotes a founding member of ICCER