Plecas to Make Special Announcement At Annual Conference

-For Immediate Media Release-

Western Canada’s Largest Continuing Care Conference Focuses on  “Sustainability Through Innovation”

Burnaby, B.C. (Friday, May 22, 2015): – Over 450 care providers, government officials and industry stakeholders will be in Whistler, BC starting on Monday, May 25th for Western Canada’s premiere continuing care sector event. The 2015 BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) Annual Conference features an impressive roster of 60+ speakers from across Canada. Over the course of two days, leading experts and academics in the fields of health and seniors care will dialogue on how the use of innovation can ensure the sustainability of a growing and dynamic continuing care sector.

Details of Event

Date: Monday, May 25, 2015 – Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Whistler, BC

Full conference program is available for download here.

Dr. Darryl Plecas, MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors, will deliver opening remarks at the welcome ceremony and will make a special announcement regarding the sector.

Following Plecas, Robert Ghiz, former Premier of P.E.I. will provide a keynote speech before joining a blue-ribbon panel discussion titled, “Innovation Paradigm: Delivering Excellence and Sustainability in Continuing Care. Veteran BC broadcaster, Bill Good, will moderate the expert panel featuring notable medical experts from across the country.

Moderated by Daniel Fontaine, CEO, BCCPA, a highly anticipated Care to Chat panel discussion will also take place on the Tuesday featuring Michael Marchbank, CEO, Fraser Health Authority & Dianne Doyle, CEO, Providence Health.

About BCCPA: The BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is a non-profit society which has been serving private and non-profit community care providers for over 35 years. We have over 260 service provider and commercial members across British Columbia. In addition to creating over 18,000 direct and indirect jobs in the continuing care sector, BCCPA members care for more than 16,000 seniors each day in residential care and assisted living, and over 11,000 each year through home support. BCCPA is an active member of the Canadian Alliance for Long-Term Care.

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