MEDIA ADVISORY: BCCPA to Kick Off Province-wide “Listening Tour” April 11th

Burnaby, BC (April 4, 2017) – The CEO of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is traveling to several stops around British Columbia to hear from those who provide seniors care, as well as leaders in their respective communities, in order to better appreciate the unique challenges and aspirations relating to home and community care among our diverse regions. The tour kicks off in the West Kootenays on April 11th.

News media are invited to discuss the topic of seniors care with and the challenges of B.C.’s aging communities with BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine. The list of province-wide stops is below.

WHO:  Daniel Fontaine, CEO of BC Care Providers Association

WHAT: BCCPA CEO Listening Tour in Five Key Stops, including Trail/Castlegar, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nanaimo, and Victoria/Sidney

WHY: Each region faces unique challenges around staffing, infrastructure, and funding for seniors care. As B.C.’s leading voice on home and continuing care for B.C.’s elderly citizens, our aim is to provide a better understanding of the state of care in our province to our politicians and members of the public.

WHERE: Daniel Fontaine itinerary is to be in the following communities on these dates –

April 11th    Trail & Castlegar

April 26th   Kelowna

April 27th   Kamloops

May 3rd       Nanaimo

May 4th       Victoria & Sidney

“In addition to meeting with our members, it will be beneficial to meet with members of the community such as local government representatives,” says Fontaine. “These places are all grappling with how to address the needs of an aging population. We need to coordinate the future of care alongside how we build and plan our communities, and this is a conversation we can play an important role in.”

MEDIA CONTACT

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