Continuing Care Assistant Program

The Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) certification is the entry to practice education requirement for individuals providing direct care and support services in Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) funded Nursing Homes/Homes for the Aged and Home Support Agencies. CCAs also work in a variety of other health care settings including hospitals.

The DHW supports and provides oversight for the CCA Program. To assist in fulfilling this role, the DHW established the CCA Program Advisory Committee (CCAPAC). CCAPAC is responsible to make recommendation to DHW on matters concerning the curriculum standards, delivery compliance, certification process, and CCA Registry.The CCA Program is managed by Health Association Nova Scotia under contract with the DHW.
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Help a senior feel special, see a disabled child take his first step, or support a person recovering from a stroke. Consider a career as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) where every day is filled with small victories that make a big difference.