ACCC pushes for national education standards for personal care providers

March 10, 2011

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators are leading an initiative to create a set of basic competencies that could become a national education standard for personal care providers. A national forum held this week is the first step -- more than 75 health care educators, professionals, employers, and government representatives met in Ottawa to discuss key issues and jurisdictional challenges. Educational requirements for personal care providers vary from province to province, and credentials are often not recognized between, and even sometimes within, jurisdictions. ACCC News Release