SSQIP basic application guidelines and eligibility criteria now available

Today, BC Care Providers Association published the basic guidelines and eligibility criteria for the Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP).

We would like to thank the SSQIP Advisory Committee that is comprised of appointed representatives from the following organizations that work with care providers in B.C.:

  • BC Ministry of Health (one rep)
  • Denominational Health Association (one rep)
  • SafeCare BC (one rep)
  • BC Care Providers (two reps)

The basic guidelines and eligibility criteria were developed based on the findings from the SSQIP needs assessment survey which ran from November 1 to 17. The needs assessment, conducted by the Howegroup, focused on current and future needs by care home providers to support the effective and safe delivery of high quality seniors care in the province.

The basic guidelines, eligibility criteria and top SSQIP FAQs can be reviewed here.

Director of Programs Snezana Ristovski.

“I’m so grateful to all those who took the time to complete the survey that has helped us develop the guidelines and eligibility criteria,” says BCCPA Director of Programs Snezana Ristovski.

“We’re looking forward to the next major step in the process—beginning the much-anticipated application process.”

The first application period is expected to open early to mid-January, 2018.  The BCCPA will announce the official start date of the application process soon.

“Your allocation of up to $500 per funded resident is secured to September 30th, 2019 and you will have many opportunities to apply to SSQIP,” Ristovski added.

The terms and conditions can be viewed here

For questions regarding SSQIP, contact Snezana Ristovski at




The Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP) is province-wide program funded through a $10 million grant from the BC Ministry of Health to the BCCPA. All non-government publicly funded residential care homes operating within the province are eligible to participate.