Health Association Nova Scotia Continuing Care Council, the Community Governed Nursing Home Society of Nova Scotia, and the Continuing Care Association of Nova Scotia formalize collaborative relationship
The long-term care sector in Nova Scotia is represented by various strong groups in our province; namely, the Health Association Nova Scotia Continuing Care Council (CCC), the Community Governed Nursing Home Society of Nova Scotia (CGO), and the Continuing Care Association of Nova Scotia (CCANS). While these groups serve slightly different populations, they have strived to share information on an informal basis and work together on initiatives as opportunities arise. That being said, the Chairs of the CCC, CGO and CCANS recognize the value of building on our existing relationships in representing the interests of our respective memberships. We are excited to announce that the three parties are working towards a more coordinated and strategic approach to addressing issues in long-term care.
The Tri-Group Chairs met on January 12, 2018, to discuss each other’s current priorities and have committed to face-to-face meetings every two months, where each groups’ recent agendas and action items will be discussed. The goal of these meetings will be to highlight issues of mutual concern, partner on activities where appropriate, create synergy in advocacy efforts, and ultimately create a stronger, more united voice for long-term care in Nova Scotia. As an initial action, the groups will work to establish a multi-stakeholder Continuing Care Public Relations Committee. The focus will likely be on spreading “good news” stories about our sector, and coordinating other communications messages when appropriate.
While it is early days, we are excited to share this new development with all of our members and look forward to keeping you informed of our progress.
Annette Fougere, Chair, Continuing Care Council
Sheila Peck, Chair, Continuing Care Association of Nova Scotia
Jorge Van Slyke, Chair, Community Governed Nursing Home Society of Nova Scot