Highlights from BCCPA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

BC Care Providers Association held its Annual General Meeting on October 6th in Vancouver. In attendance were BCCPA’s Board of Directors, staff, and AL, residential care, home care and commercial members from across the province.

Members heard from Board President Karen Baillie and CEO Daniel Fontaine on last year’s key accomplishments and future plans for the Association. Some of these highlights include:

  • Planning of the 2018 Annual Conference—trade show spots sold out in record time
  • Update on the $10 million Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement program, and $500 million investment in seniors’ care
  • Hiring new staff
  • The 40 for 40 initiative funded through a $40,000 grant from the BCCPA
  • Investment in Member365, a members-only portal
  • Releasing several major policy papers and best practice guides
  • Updates on Health Human Resources–Canada Cares, Quality of Life fund, equitable DCH funding, and implementation of Bill 16
  • Significant membership retention and growth over last five years

New membership fee structure

One of the key resolutions proposed at the AGM was modernizing the BCCPA’s membership fee structure. The changes to the fee structure, recommended by the Membership Services & Engagement Committee, are the first in nearly a decade.

“The revenue-neutral fee structure will create a more equitable system that reflects the value the BC Care Providers Association offers its members,” says Mike Klassen, VP, Communications & Stakeholder Relations.

“The new membership fee structure will go a long way in making the BCCPA more sustainable,” he added.

The motion was approved, and the new membership fee structure takes effect on January 1st, 2018. See our membership page for the rates.

Other proposed motions

Members also voted unanimously to pass four policy motions which address significant issues within the continuing care sector such as increasing staffing levels and home care visit times, reducing ALC days, as well as the concerns regarding the implementation of Bill 16. The approved motions reiterate many positions discussed in previous BCCPA policy papers to improve seniors’ care in BC.

The AGM concluded with members voting in new candidates to BCCPA’s Board of Directors.

Take a look at photos from the 2018 AGM at Terminal City Club, Vancouver.