Bethany Care Society and CCHL Renew Three-Year Strategic Alliance

September 15, 2021

New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field

Calgary/Ottawa – The Bethany Care Society has renewed its strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, eligible members and Bethany Care Society employees will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This strategic alliance offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “The CCHL is thrilled to have renewed its Employer Agreement with the Bethany Care Society. This agreement represents a dedication and commitment by Bethany Care Society to lifelong learning and development of its leaders, at all levels of the organization.”

“Bethany is committed to the profession of leadership and management in the health services field”, says Jennifer McCue, President and CEO of Bethany Care Society. “This renewal of our partnership with the CCHL supports our corporate commitment to promoting excellence at Bethany.”

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.

About Bethany Care Society
Bethany Care Society is one of Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit providers of care, housing and community services for seniors and persons with disabilities. For over 75 years we have provided holistic care that is responsive to the changing social, physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of those we serve. 

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About the Canadian College of Health Leaders
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

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Media Enquiries

Bonnie Elgie
Bethany Care Society

Brenda Lammi
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215