Industry Updates

The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Nova Scotia getting creative with sentencing

April 17, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety Mag - Amanda Skilliker

Nova Scotia is one of the few provinces that allows for creative sentencing for safety violations and it is seeing success with this approach, according to the government’s special prosecutor for occupational health and safety, Alex Keaveny.

“We have one of the broadest set of powers that judges have to sentence under our OHS act,” he said, speaking at the Safety Services Nova Scotia workplace health and safety conference in Halifax on April 9. “Many provinces have no creative sentencing ability or very limited. We have a very broad one and we use that. We try to be as creative as possible. We really want the sentence to have an impact.”

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CCSA Annual General Meeting






*Please note the 2018 CCSA AGM is at full capacity. If you have not registered but would like to sit in on presentations, please contact us directly.  Provisions will not be provided for guests who have not registered.

Join us April 20, 2018 for the CCSA Annual General Meeting (AGM). We are excited to announce that this year’s AGM will include a variety of presentations on current issues facing long term care and seniors’ supportive living operators.  Presentation topics include: 

  • CCSA Board Chair update
  • Bill 30 Legislative Changes -  Perspective by McLennan Ross attorney, Dan Bokenfohr
  • WCB policy changes including:
    • Code of Rights and Conduct
    • Interim relief for workers and employers while matters are under appeal
    • Employers’ obligation to return injured workers to work
    • Amending the process for estimating earning capacity to ensure WCB has demonstrated every reasonable effort to help an injured worker’s job search
  • WCB claims management for volunteers vs. unpaid workers
  • WCB claims process for infectious disease claims

This year’s AGM promises to be a very informative session and we look forward to seeing you all!

CCSA AGM Details:

Date: April 20, 2018
Start time: 9:30 AM
Location: Providence Renewal Centre
3005 119 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5R5

Agenda: AGM business and lunch followed by Bill 30 Legislative Changes and WCB Presentations

Please register to attend the AGM by Thursday, April 5, 2018 so we can ensure provisions for all attending members.

Click here to complete the 2018 CCSA AGM Registration form.

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The following are the CCSA Board of Directors positions open for election:

(1) Long Term Care Director

The following are the CCSA Board of Directors positions up for re-election:

(1)   Long Term Care Director
(1)   Seniors’ Supportive Living Director

Please forward your nomination forms for these positions by April 9, 2018.

CCSA Board of Directors Nomination form
CCSA AGM Proxy Vote Authorization form (if required)

For additional information regarding the AGM and Board of Directors positions, please contact the CCSA.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Violence against London hospital staff reaches new high: Union

April 6, 2018
The London Free Press - Jonathan Sher

Violence at London hospitals is at an “all-time high,” according to the head of health and safety for the nurses union that represents RNs at University Hospital.

The culture at London Health Sciences Centre must change, Alan Warrington told members of ONA Local 100 at their general membership meeting in March.

“Violence is at an all-time high and this needs to change. We need to change the culture among ourselves and that takes work. We now have metal detector wands, contraband policies and countless other changes. It is a slow process and preparatory time is necessary,” said Warrington, according to minutes of the meeting March 14 at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn.

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Law gives continuing care residents greater say

April 2, 2018
Alberta Government Announcement

Family and residents of long-term care and licensed supportive living facilities can establish councils to have more say in their quality of life.

The Resident and Family Councils Act came into effect April 1, requiring all licensed supportive living and long-term care facilities in Alberta to notify residents of their right to establish self-governing councils.

Councils provide an opportunity for residents and families to discuss quality-of-life concerns with operators, including food, services and activities.

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