Continuing Care Assistant Program

CCA Program Advisory Committee (CCAPAC)

The CCA Program Advisory Committee (CCAPAC) acts in an advisory capacity and will make recommendations to the Department of Health and Wellness on policy matters relating to the CCA Program and its services, including but not limited to curriculum standards, certification, and CCA Registry.  The Committee reports to the Executive Director, Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Branch.


The role of the CCAPAC includes: 

  • Setting standards for the CCA Program including; curriculum, criteria for admission to CCA education programs, and qualifications for educators 
  • Approving educators for CCA program delivery 
  • Certifying persons who have completed a CCA educational program 
  • Ensuring that CCA educational programs are operating in compliance with established curriculum standards 
  • Ongoing evaluation and revision of CCA curriculum 
  • Providing governance for the CCA Registry 
  • Conducting consultations with employers, educators, students and other relevant stakeholders at regular intervals to receive feedback on the CCA Program’s services 
  • Monitoring trends and issues within the health system to advise the Department of Health and Wellness on the evolving skill sets required of Continuing Care Assistants and of the subsequent educational impact 
  • Establishing performance expectations for the program’s services, Committee, and program administration 
  • Establishing annual goals and objectives, and report annually on progress toward these goals and objectives
 
The CCAPAC Composition includes: 

  • Three continuing care assistant employer representatives from the nursing home sector
  • Three continuing care assistant employer representatives from the home care sector
  • Two continuing care assistant employer representatives from the acute care sector 
  • Three continuing care assistant representatives
  • Two continuing care assistant education provider representatives 
  • One representative from the Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia 
  • One representative from the Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia 
  • One representative of the public, appointed by the Government of Nova Scotia 
  • One representative of the Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Branch 
  • Executive Director, Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Branch ex-officio 
  • Administrator, CCA Program, ex-officio 

More information can be found by visiting the links on the right and viewing the CCAPAC folder.