Investment in the “future” of seniors care announced at #BCCPA2017
At the Gala Night dinner of BC Care Providers Association’s 40th Annual Conference and Celebration in Whistler, CEO Daniel Fontaine publicly announced the second of a two-part commitment by the BCCPA board.
On Monday morning, Fontaine announced that the BCCPA Board of Directors approved $40,000 to fund two significant initiatives of interest to the seniors care sector. He revealed that the first initiative will be to fund 40 Concerts in Care events to be held at care homes around B.C.
On Tuesday evening at the Black and White Gala dinner presentations, Fontaine told the audience that BCCPA will be funding 40 students to attend the BCCPA annual conference over the next three years.
“By bringing young people currently enrolled in seniors and geriatric health courses to our conference, it is our way of investing in the future of seniors care,” says Fontaine. “What I did not expect is the emotional reaction from those seated in the room upon seeing the students take the stage. It convinced me that the board made the right call by supporting our 40-for-40 plan.”
Both the Concerts in Care and student sponsorships are meant to acknowledge BCCPA’s 40th anniversary as the leading voice for seniors care in B.C.
The final performance of the evening was a soaring a cappella performance by a Concerts in Care quartet led by Artistic Director Karen Lee-Morlang.
Earlier in the week Fontaine announced that BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) will be moving its offices upstairs to the 14th floor of Metrotower One in Burnaby, effective September 1, 2017. The new offices will provide additional space for new personnel for both BCCPA and SafeCare BC. The new space will also feature a dedicated SafeCare BC training room that will comfortably accommodate up to 30 people.
Delegates were also given a heads up of a “significant drop” in WorkSafeBC injury claims for residential care providers in 2016. The actual percentage drop will be released at a later date.