WELCOME TO THE CCA PROGRAM

In the province of Nova Scotia, CCAs are not regulated by legislation or governed by a regulatory body and, therefore, responsibility for issues related to public interest and governance rests largely with the employer. In the absence of a governing body, the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) provides oversight for the CCA Program which includes the education, certification, and CCA Registry. To assist with these activities the CCA Program Advisory Committee has been established by the DHW to govern the CCA Program.  

WHAT DO CCAs DO?

Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) provide vital services to people who need support in their daily lives. As a CCA, clients depend on you to support care, safety, well-being, and enrich their quality of life by providing personal care and other activities to help them live well. You also help clients participate in meaningful activities, including social interactions and recreation.

Interested in a Career as a CCA?

The CCA Program prepares personal care providers to work in either facility-based health care or home care settings, assisting individuals with activities of daily living.

FOR STUDENTS AND CERTIFIED CCAs



Certified CCAs have completed all components of the CCA Program and have passed the CCA certification exam.

For
Employers




CCA employers are instrumental in the development and delivery of the CCA Program.

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