How the Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators (CACCE) began
A group of five Western community colleges approached ACCC in 2002 to seek support for a pan-Canadian meeting of educators of unregulated health care workers.
The result was a National Symposium for Community College Educators of Unregulated Health Care Workers, which was held in Ottawa (February 2004). Over 70 community college participants from across Canada met to dialogue about the challenges and barriers that exist across provinces/territories relevant to the education of personal care providers.
During the proceedings, support emerged for the establishment of an affinity group which eventually was named the Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators (CACCE).
Over the past few years, CACCE has actively worked towards the development of national educational standards for personal care provider programs and in the process of doing so, has gathered information on core competencies across Canada.