ASCHA Activity Coordinator Program

Responding to the demand of the senior housing sector, the Alberta Seniors Communities and Housing Association has worked with RDC since 1996 to develop and deliver a specialized certificate program for Activity Coordinators.

The ASCHA Activity Coordinator Certificate is designed for those with an interest in working in recreation and planning activities in the seniors' housing sector. This program will orient you in the fields of leadership, communication, conflict resolution and client satisfaction. The training will assist you in developing your personal and professional development, understanding the principles of recreation and leisure, and program development.

You will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Supporting Older Adults
  • Aging Process
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership
  • Program Development
  • Personal and Professional Development

Program Format

  • This program requires the completion of seven core online courses
  • Each course is one hour per week for six weeks
  • Class time is 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • A mic and headset are required for all online ASCHA courses

ASCHA & RDC Mission Statement

The Alberta Seniors Communities and Housing Association (ASCHA) and Red Deer College (RDC) are proud to work together to offer specialized education opportunities to enhance individual’s skills that strengthen housing supports for seniors.

Laura Crawford Scholarship

The Laura Crawford Scholarship Award of $1000 is granted to one student every year. This award is intended to support ongoing growth and learning in the seniors’ housing industry and will assist the recipient by offsetting a large portion of the cost of the ASCHA program. 


Current course offerings will be posted below. Click on the link to register, or call 403.357.3663 and have your course number ready.