#CareToChat BC Election Panel Wrap Up

It was another successful sold-out Care to Chat event with some noting that we have never seen so many of our ticket holders arrive so early. This Care to Chat event – the first of 2017 – had special importance because of the forthcoming provincial election. British Columbians are going to the polls on May 9th to decide which party – BC Liberals, BC NDP, or even the BC Greens – will form the next government.

The subject of seniors care matters a lot to more than the people who were in the room. Three-in-ten British Columbians identify as the “sandwich generation” – taking on the care of young family members at home, and their aging parents. In order to be more inclusive, this Care to Chat used social media to bring the subject of how we care for our elderly today and in the coming years to hundreds of others online.

Our entire BC election debate was recorded via Facebook Live (watch the entire 90-minute program here), and our Twitter hashtag #CareToChat had the event “trending” across Canada. You can read the tweets to follow the discussion by clicking the Storify slideshow below. See also some photos of the event in the gallery embedded below.

A big thank you to our panelists, Judy Darcy, Michael Lee and Jonina Campbell, and as well our media panelists, Paul Johnson and Jeff Lee.

See details on our next Care to Chat on April 7, 2017, when the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and the BC Lower Mainland Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) will be co-hosting a special Care to Chat event focusing on the challenges of Health Human Resources (HHR) in the continuing care sector.


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