BCCPA board retreat “brings strategic plan to life”

Our BCCPA board of directors represent some of the top leadership in BC’s seniors care sector. Among the group are owners and senior administrators for long term care, assisted living residences, campuses of care, and two permanent positions representing home care. Our board retreat is conducted on an annual basis, and runs up to two days when developing our 3-year strategic plan.

This year’s meeting was a one-day event held at Grouse Mountain with a mandate to “bring BCCPA’s strat plan to life”.

In addition, the board had a long discussion on the recommendations of our Membership Services & Engagement Committee to review our membership fees, which have been frozen for the past seven years. A motion reflecting changes approved to the board will be sent to the membership soon and voted on at our AGM in October.

Flickr photo gallery from June 20 board retreat

BCCPA Board Retreat June 2017

“We covered an amazing amount of subject matter in one day at our board retreat,” says BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine. “The brainstorming from our four breakout groups will help to chart a course for our growing organization. Our soon-to-be-announced Manager of Partnership Development will be able to hit the ground running.”

Key areas of focus identified by the board include:

  • BCCPA playing a leadership role in the development of a health human resources strategy to address care staff shortages and pending retirements province-wide
  • Leading a conversation on ways to improve quality of life for frail and elderly citizens
  • Measures to ensure the financial sustainability of the sector
  • Strategies to better support rural and regional care providers

“As the leading voice for seniors care providers in BC, our organization has a unique opportunity to be a catalyst for constructive conversations within the care sector,” says Mike Klassen, BCCPA VP Communications & Stakeholder Relations. “We would like to help rural and regional care providers to create something like FAN (Fraser Administrators Network) in the Interior and Island health regions.”

It is thanks to the work of our board and committee members, and the ongoing support of BCCPA staff members Cathy Szmaus, Lara Croll and Lily Nguyen that made for a highly productive day.

“I want to send my gratitude to our board members for their diligent work on the strategic initiatives of our fabulous Association,” says BCCPA president Karen Baillie. “I am grateful to all who travelled, prepared ahead of time and fully participated in a very constructive day. I am thrilled to have been a part of this opportunity to continue to shape seniors’ care in our province and beyond.”