MEDIA ADVISORY: BC Care Providers Association hosts inaugural BC Continuing Care Collaborative

Vancouver, BC [September 19, 2016] – Tomorrow, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, the BC Care Providers Association is hosting the most comprehensive gathering of stakeholders ever assembled in British Columbia for a dialogue on the future of seniors care in our province. The day will feature a keynote speech by Darryl Plecas, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors and MLA for Abbotsford South representing the Government of British Columbia.

In addition to the views of our stakeholders, BCCPA has conducted a public survey on seniors care that received over 750 responses, of which nearly 60 percent were seniors. The public will be invited to participate in the Collaborative via social media using the hashtag #BCC3. Regular updates will be made available online via Facebook Live (at our BC Care Providers page) and via tweets @BCCareProviders on Twitter.

What:     BC Continuing Care Collaborative
When:    Tuesday, September 20th at 8:45 a.m.
Where:   SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver [Google Map]
Parking: Pay parking is available at the Conference Plaza (Segal Court, entrance at Seymour St).

Speakers include:          

Dr. Darryl Plecas, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors (speaking at 1pm)
Sharon Stewart, Executive Director, Seniors’ Services Health Services Policy Division, Ministry of Health (speaking at 9:05am)
Daniel Fontaine, CEO BC Care Providers Association (9:30am)
Ashley Bartyik, Granddaughter of Anita & Wolfram Gottschalk (9:40am)
Maria Howard, CEO, Alzheimer Society of BC (10:40am)
Kim McGrail, Faculty, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (11:15am)
Martha Jane Lewis, Executive Director, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support (2:50pm)
Event Overview: Click here
Meeting Agenda: Click to view the agenda (PDF)
Attendees: Click to view confirmed attendees (PDF)

For additional information, please contact:

Mike Klassen, BCCPA VP Communications & Stakeholder Relations
mklassen@bccare.ca
604-377-5499

After 9am please call:
Diana Lim, BCCPA Executive Assistant & Membership Services
diana@bccare.ca
778-838-0137

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About BC Care Providers Association

Established in 1977, the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is the leading industry association for B.C.’s continuing care sector. Our growing membership base includes over 300 residential care, assisted living, home care and commercial members from across British Columbia.