David Sheard to be keynote speaker for Care to Chat on Butterfly Model of Dementia Care 

BC Care Providers Association is pleased to announce Dr. David Sheard, CEO/Founder of Dementia Care Matters, will be the keynote speaker for our next Care to Chat: The Butterfly Household Model is a Culture Change Movement – Butterflies are spreading in Canada.

The Butterfly Model of Dementia Care which began in the United Kingdom 22 years ago is now spreading across five countries, and winning multiple awards from regulators.

The Butterfly Model is based on the core belief that designing for dementia is not about buildings first, but about developing a transformational culture of care. Dr. Sheard will outline how this requires organisations to adopt a model of emotional intelligence, attached leadership, and “matched households” where “being” this permeates the organisation before they “do” it.

Come and hear what the first seven Butterfly Home Projects in Canada have found how this looks, sounds and feels like. You will not want to miss this emotional, challenging and visionary presentation.

Register now for Care to Chat!

Wed, Nov 15 2017, 8:29 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Vancouver Island Room
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2W6

Care to Chat only price: BCCPA members – $75  |  Non-members – $125

Hot breakfast is included.


Workshop with David Sheard: New Culture Nursing, New Culture Care: The Butterfly Model Gives People the Glue

Following the Care to Chat on November 15, join us for a workshop with Dr. Sheard.

Changing a culture of care is not for the faint-hearted. Dementia care training doesn’t work on its own if detached from an organisation’s core belief and motivation to deconstruct itself to create a new culture.

In this three-hour workshop participants will experience what it really takes to create a care home where people living with dementia flourish, live longer, fall less, and eat more. Hear about how people are not sedated, why “behaviours” disappear, and where people come “alive” again. In all Butterfly Homes, staff feel it’s no longer like coming to work.

Leave this workshop with practical first steps, and the glue of The Butterfly Household Model of Care Checklist.

Register now for the workshop with Dr. Sheard!

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017 | 11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Waddington Room
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2W6

Workshop with David Sheard Only Price: BCCPA members – $100  |  Non-members – $150

Lunch is included.

Register for both events and save!

BCCPA Members – $150  |  Non-members – $250


About David Sheard

Over the last 38 years, David Sheard has developed a reputation as a challenging and motivational speaker with Butterfly Homes now in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia.

The main focus of his speaking, consultancy, training, writing and media work in national and international TV, is to shape culture change in dementia care, and to emphasize a model of emotional intelligence that “Feelings Matter Most.”

In 2017, David Sheard and Helen Sanderson launched The Butterfly Community, a global membership learning community with online webinars.

He holds a staff position as Visiting Senior Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Surrey, and holds an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv). David is also the non-executive director of All of Us.

About the BCCPA

The BC Care Providers Association is the leading industry association for B.C.’s continuing care sector. We have been serving non-government care providers for over 40 years.

Our growing membership includes over 300 residential care, assisted living, home support and commercial members across the province. Our members employ more than 20,000 people and provide care for over 27,000 seniors each day.