Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators CACCE

The Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators (CACCE) is one of three health-related affinity groups of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). CACCE is the member voice for continuing care/support worker education in Canada.


The mission of CACCE is to enhance the quality, effectiveness and consistency of education for unregulated personal care providers to increase the transferability and portability of this occupation. This is accomplished by sharing expertise and knowledge.


Managed by a volunteer chairperson and coordinating committee, CACCE continues to conduct annual educational conferences and annual general meetings, hosted by member institutions.

Colleges and Institutes Canada


17th Annual Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators Conference

This year's conference will be hosted by 
Nova Scotia Community College

Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia

on May 28 & 29, 2020 

Navigating Safety in Education and Practice

The CACCE Conference

will be held at the

Hampton Inn

Brunswick Street

Downtown Halifax


Conference Registration

Early Bird Full Conference Registration $400

Available until 31 March 2020

Regular Full Conference Registration $450

Available 1 April 2020 to 29 May 2020

One Day Conference Registration $225

Available until 29 May 2020

Please note there is an additional $4.50 fee when registering.


Conference Agenda

May 27th

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Registration & Reception

May 28th


Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 - 9:15

Nova Scotia Competency Framework

9:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

Continuing Care Assistant Role in the Prevention of Pressure Injuries

11:00 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:00

Safer Space: Creating Safer Space for Our 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

13:00 - 14:00

Trauma Informed Practice

14:00 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:15

Annual General Meeting

15:00 - 16:00


May 29th

8:00 - 9:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15

Stress Resilience for Enhancing Safety and Practice

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

Stress Resilience for Enhancing Safety and Practice

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

P.A.C.E. - Safe Handling & Mobility

12:15 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Reflections on Practice-National Perspective



Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators (CACCE) invites submissions for speakers and poster presentations for our 17th annual conference. We welcome proposals from individuals and organizations interested in sharing best practices & successful ideas to their colleagues on the following themes relevant to educators:

  • Impact of Knowledge on Providing Quality Care

  • Systems & Partnerships to Support Knowledge

  • Knowledge-to-Practice Translation

  • Inter/Intraprofessional Collaboration in Education

  • Innovative Teaching Practices to Engage Learners

  • Integrating Intercultural perspectives in the curriculum

  • Student Success Stories/Strategies

  • Accommodating Unique Teaching/Learning Needs

  • Integrating Technology

Deadline for Submission Friday, February 14, 2020!

  • Submissions must follow Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts and Sample Abstracts.

  • Speaker(s) presentations should be a maximum of 30 minutes in length.

  • Poster submissions should include approximate dimentions of posters or space requirements.

  • You are welcome to submit other topics for consideration by the review panel.

  • This is a blind peer-reviewed process.

  • All Abstract submissions should be sent to Wendy Treble: using “CACCE ABSTRACT” in Subject title. Click the Submit Abstract button to email submission.

Please note: Individuals whose abstracts are accepted for presentation are expected to register for and attend the Conference. No funding is available from CACCE.



Hampton Inn

Brunswick Street

Downtown Halifax

A block of rooms has been reserved under CACCE 2020 National at the Hampton Inn on Brunswick Street in Downtown Halifax. Rooms will be held until April 26th. Parking is $23 plus HST and is based on availability.

Rooms are reserved at a corporate rate for May 28 and 29 and will pre-populate when booking online. Please change the dates if you would like to change it for do a pre or post night if needed.

Single or Double Occupancy - $174/night + 15% HST and 2% Tourism Tax

Make a reservation by calling the front desk or clicking on the Book Accommodation button. Use the group name CACCE 2020 National when making your reservation.

Hampton Inn

1960 Barrington Street

Halifax NS B3J 2G7

Phone 1-902-422-1391

Toll Free 1-855-331-0337




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Canadian Educational Standards

Last Revised June 28, 2012

Video used with permission from:

Aurora College

Yellowknife NT

Video used with permission from:

Aurora College

Yellowknife NT

Video used with permission from:

Aurora College

Yellowknife NT


Contact Us

Mary Wilk, Chair

Professor and Coordinator

Personal Support Worker Program

Fanshawe College

Room D3018

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard

London ON N5Y 5R6

FAX 519-659-5781


Health Care Aide program images courtesy of Red River College