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Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators (CACCE)
A CIC Affinity Group
The CIC Continuing Care Affinity group, known as the Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators (CACCE), is a national network of college leaders, program coordinators and faculty responsible for the education of unregulated personal care providers. The CACCE believes that its members can influence the promotion of common core skills/competencies nationally by sharing knowledge and expertise through national and provincial/territorial collaboration. Personal care providers are known by a variety of names in different provinces such as (but not limited to) health care aide or assistant; personal support worker or continuing care assistant.
The mission of CACCE is to enhance the quality, effectiveness, and consistency of education for unregulated personal care providers in Canada. This can be accomplished by sharing expertise and knowledge among CACCE members and other stakeholders.
To strengthen the quality, effectiveness and delivery of education for personal care providers by:
CIC member institutions which offer a personal care provider program may be members of the Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educator’s (CACCE) Affinity Group. Employees of CIC colleges/institutes who have relevant program responsibilities for the education of personal care providers are welcome to participate in the annual educational conferences and general meetings or any other event organized by the CACCE.
When a vote is required at the CACCE Annual General Meeting, each member college present will have one vote.
A national Coordinating Committee guides the Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators, operating like a board of directors with specific terms.
Representatives are appointed to the Coordinating Committee from within their region/province/territory. The process for selecting a representative is decided within the region/province/territory and may differ from area to area. Names of representatives may be brought forward at the annual general meeting or at other Coordinating Committee meeting times.
Each province/territory is entitled to 2 representatives from member colleges/institutions but may choose to have only one appointed representative at any given time. Where there are two representatives, it is recommended that they be from different colleges/institutes and, if applicable, from different provinces/territories.
Atlantic Provinces: 2 representatives from two different provinces
Ontario: 2 representatives
Manitoba: 2 representatives
Nunavut, NWT, Yukon: 2 representatives from two different territories
Saskatchewan: 2 representatives
Alberta: 2 representatives
British Columbia: 2 representatives
Quebec: 2 representatives
Provincial/territorial representatives on the Coordinating Committee will require support from their college to participate in regularly scheduled teleconferences and annual educational and general meetings. Additional meetings may also be scheduled as required,
Members at Large may be added to the Coordinating Committee when specific initiatives would benefit from added involvement.
Regional representatives hold a three year term with the option to renew for an additional term.
To ensure continuity three year terms are staggered so that generally no more than 2 representatives change at one time.
The Coordinating Committee Chair is elected from the committee membership and will have the following responsibilities:
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