Useful Links

National Links

Ontario Long Term Care Association

OLTCA established the Long Term Care Innovation Expert Panel in 2011 to develop an innovation long-term care strategy to meet the needs of Ontarians and the communities they live in, and ensure that the long-term care sector is an active participant in the transformation of health care in the province.

Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Established in 1977, the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is a non-profit, voluntary professional association that represents more than 420 retirement residences province-wide. ORCA represents approximately 80% of Ontario’s 43,380 retirement residence units.*

ORCA sets professional operating standards, inspects and accredits Ontario-based retirement residences, and has accredited homes in other provinces that do not yet have their own accrediting bodies.

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors

OANHSS is a provincial membership-based organization that has represented not-for-profit providers of long term care, services and housing for seniors for over 90 years.

Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA)

The Ontario Community Support Association represents the home and community support sector in Ontario. OCSA members are community based, not-for-profit organizations that provide services to help people live at home.

BC Care Providers Association

Established 30 years ago, the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) represents more than 130 members who are responsible for more than one-third of all residential seniors’ care beds across the province (more than 10,000).

The BCCPA membership represents the full continuum of care, including:

  • long term care
  • home support
  • licensed private pay
  • congregate & assisted living

BC Senior Living Association

The BC Seniors Living Association provides advocacy, leadership and networking opportunities for its members. BCSLA members are committed to innovation, resident choice, and excellence in the seniors living industry.

Alberta Senior Citizen’ Housing Association (ASCHA)

The Alberta Senior Citizen’ Housing Association (ASCHA) is a dynamic, experienced and warm association representing approximately 60% of the seniors living sector in Alberta.  Our Membership serves 25,000 + seniors across the province.  Regular Members are independent and supportive living operators in Alberta from the voluntary not-for-profit, public not-for-profit and private sectors.  ASCHA represents the full spectrum of seniors housing options, including over 2500 designated assisted living (DAL) units, with an integrated perspective.  Corporate and Stakeholder Associate Members are also a vital part of our association.

Health Canada – Division of Aging and Seniors

Canadian Association of Gerontology

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Canadian Arthritis Society

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Osteoporosis Society of Canada

Seniors Canada Online – Government of Canada

Losing Our Parents

CARP, A New Vision of Aging for Canada

Drug Watch – Medications and medical devices specific to seniors

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