ACC announces next sites for rural rotating Comprehensive Health Care Aide program


Assiniboine Community College has announced the next community sites to host the college’s rural rotating Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHCA) program:

  • Reston, Manitoba
  • Birtle Collegiate in Birtle, Manitoba
  • Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon, Manitoba

The certificate program will commence in all three sites on September 11, each with capacity for 22 students.

“We are pleased to work with these communities, schools and Prairie Mountain Health to deliver this important program to students who may benefit from the access to training close to home,” said Mark Frison, President at Assiniboine. “The demand for skilled health care aides is high. We know this program will be able to help support this need in the province, while providing terrific career pathways for individuals to pursue.”

The college connects with community and Regional Health Authority stakeholders regularly regarding requests for CHCA programs. The community sites announced today are a result of these consultations.

The CHCA program teaches graduates practical skills to care for patients and to communicate in a clinical setting, while also learning how to help patients with their well-being and managing their health care environment.

The college has a proven track record of delivering highly successful CHCA programs in other communities through the use of rural rotating sites, such as Souris, Carberry, Glenboro, St Pierre, St Malo, Crystal City, Virden, and a variety of First Nation communities.

There will be an in-person information session for interested applicants in Reston on May 30 at 6 p.m. at 143 3rd Ave, Reston. For more information and to register, visit

Visit to find out more about the Comprehensive Health Care Aide program. Interested students can apply online at Those interested in the high school sites in Birtle and Crocus Plains should speak to their school officials before applying.