In this section we have gathered some of the most popular information sources, such as trade journals, magazines, blogs, and association websites. Industry information is always changing. For the latest news, current issues and popular opinions, try following one or more of these sources. In addition, interacting with the websites that provide this information through commenting and asking questions may also provide you with more information.
Trade associations often publish free industry newsletters that are excellent sources of information for your business plan. Such newsletters often have articles that cover in-depth topics on business management, manufacturing practices, how-tos, and current industry news.
Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) | ACCA is a non-profit, voluntary organization that provides care services for 13,000 long term care and designated support living individuals in Alberta.
Start here: ACCA Publications & Third Party Resources
BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) | BCCPA represents more than 130 members who are responsible for more than one-third or all residential seniors' care beds across British Columbia.
BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) | BCSLA’s mission is to provide leadership and networking opportunities for all members who are committed to innovation, resident choice, and excellence.
Canadian Association for Long Term Care | CALTC is a national organization comprised of provincial associations and long term care providers who are dedicated to providing quality care to Canada’s most vulnerable residents.
Start here: Links to Third Party Organizations in Canada
Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) | CHCA is the national voice of home care in Canada. It promotes excellence in home care through leadership, awareness and knowledge to shape strategic directions.
Health Association of Nova Scotia | Not-for-profit membership driven organization that represents 80 long-term care facilities in the province.
Start here: Association & Annual Reports
Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM) | LTCAM is a not-for-profit corporation with more than 100 members, representing more than 4,500 residents/clients and 5000 staff.
Start here: Resource List for Seniors
New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes (NBANH) | NBANH is comprised of 65 licensed nursing homes in New Brunswick. Its members provide care to 4,600 seniors.
Start here: NBANH Association Reports
Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) | OLTCA is the largest association of long-term care providers in Canada. It provides care services to more than 70,000 residents.
Start here: OLTCA Reports & Publications
TIP: Use ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory to search for an association by name, interest area, or international geographic location (including Canada and BC). You can also search using a combination of various fields.
Magazines & Trade Journals
Trade journals (often called magazines or trade publications) can be very useful in helping you find current articles relating to business research. Contact your local research library to determine which trade journal subscriptions they have. There are also free trade publications that you can access online.
Senior Care Canada | Independent national trade magazine that promotes excellence in senior care and facility management. Published 4 times per year.
Today's Caregiver | Provides information, support, and guidance for family caregivers. Published 6 times per year.
Today's Geriatric Medicine | News and insight aimed at professionals in geriatric care. Published 4 times per year.
TIP: Try searching Ulrichs Periodical Directory to develop a list of important trade publications in your industry.
MarketWatch - Industry Analyzer
The Industries section contains current data on Dow Jones Industry Sectors. Aggregate data as well as company-specific data is available.
PriceWaterhouse Coopers Canada (PwC) | Global consultancy firm that produces reports on the state of various industries.
Vault Industry Profiles
A free source of industry information. Use the Industry Profiles to research news, company information, and industry-specific sample professions. Basic monthly membership is free and offers access to blogs, discussion forums, and job listings.
TIP: As with all sources, news articles and blogs should be carefully evaluated. For information on how to evaluate your information, watch video tutorial Module Five: Using Information Responsibly.