Excel Academy - For A Career That Matters - T: (780) 441-7999, 10766 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 4R2

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Wanting to make a fresh start this coming year?  We have upcoming HCA classes to help you do just that!

Full-time Day Programs starts February 3, 2020, and our full-time online/blended program starts January 6, 2020! To register or for inquires, contact us at 780-441-7999 ext. 0 or email us at info@excelacademy.ca.

Wanting to make a fresh start this Spring?  We have upcoming HCA classes to help you do just that!

Full-time Day and Evening Programs start May 27, 2019 and our full-time online/blended program starts April 29, 2019! To register or for inquires, contact us at 780-441-7999.


Excel Academy has undertaken a Soup & Socks Donation Drive in support of the Bissell Centre and the Edmonton Food Bank.  Donate new socks and canned soup at our downtown campus to help support Edmontonians and organizations in need.  We will also accept new packaged underwear, gloves, mittens, hats, and toques, as well as other non-perishable canned food items. The food and clothing will be delivered to the Bissell Centre and the Edmonton Food Bank on or by December 21, 2018.

For questions or further information, please contact Kimberley Stewart, Program Administrator at kstewart@excelacademy.ca or 780-441-7996.

We appreciate your support!


Happy Health Care Aide Day to all HCAs in Alberta today!  HCAs go by many names (nursing aides, nursing attendants, personal care aides, personal support workers, care companions, and support workers to name a few!) so please take a moment to recognize and thank those that provide compassionate care and support to the ill, elderly, families, vulnerable populations, those with disabilities, and more.

THANK YOU for all that you do!

~ Excel Academy Faculty and Staff

We know, we know.  NO ONE wants to think about the cold, the dark, and the snow that your mind pictures when thinking of January.  But what if there was an exciting new opportunity to enhance your life to look forward to?  Maybe then January might not look so bad!

Excel Academy happens to have that new opportunity!  With new Health Care Aide classes starting as early as January 2nd you can start your 2019 off right by investing in your education, and yourself.

Program dates include:

January 2, 2019 – Full Time Online/Blended

January 28, 2019 – Full Time In Class (Day and Evening available)

February 4, 2019 – Part Time Online/Blended

For the third year running, Excel Academy is proud to announce we have been nominated for 3 Community Choice awards, sponsored by Star Metro Edmonton.  In the Business and Services/Education Category, our nominations are:

  • Education
  • Adult Education
  • Non-Profit

If you think we deserve to take home the honour of winning in any of these areas, please go to http://www.edmonton.communitychoice.com

Thank you for your continued support!


On behalf of our Board of Directors we have an update to share.

Our Board and our Senior Leadership Team both strongly support the valuable work of the Excel Academy, and believe that knowledge of and training in best clinical practice contributes to exceptional care for our clients.  Following an extensive, multi-year push for increased enrollment in the Community Support Worker Certificate Program, we have not achieved the required enrollment to sustainably deliver the program.  Effective immediately, the Excel Academy is moving to temporarily suspend the Community Support Worker Certificate Program.  The Academy will conduct its own thorough strategic planning process this fall to develop a comprehensive vision and business strategy for the future; this may include the re-launch of the program if it is consistent with the new vision.

Thank You

Am I too old to head back to school? How does student aid work?  What are my options for courses? How will I fit school in with everything else?

These are some of the questions that may run through your mind when you start thinking about the prospect of heading back to school as an adult learner.  It can become so overwhelming that you give up on the idea of furthering your education before you even start! But what if we told you that we can help and make your dream of continuing your education a reality?

Well, we can!  As leaders in adult education, we understand that the process of committing to school is down-right scary; that’s why we focus on making the process as simple and easy for you as possible. Need information about how Student Aid works?  No problem – we can assist you with your application.  Need help figuring out which course will best fit your schedule and aid in your chances of success?  We offer one-on-one planning with the program administrator.  Require flexibility?  We may be able to accommodate or meet your needs with our different program options.

Whatever it is, we can help. From our free on-site English assessments to providing connection to community supports to handing you your certificate, we are with you every step of the way.

Check out our upcoming August and September Health Care Aide program dates to get started!