Media Advisory: Over 160 top leaders in seniors care sector to attend 2nd BC Continuing Care Collaborative

MEDIA ADVISORY

Over 160 top leaders in seniors care sector to attend 2nd BC Continuing Care Collaborative

Burnaby, BC (January 25, 2018) – Are we ready as a society for our aging population? Will there be enough workers to take care of all of us when we age?

Tomorrow, BC Care Providers Association in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, are hosting over 160 stakeholders representing the seniors care sector in British Columbia for a dialogue on ways to address worker shortages. The theme for the event is “Help Wanted: Developing a Human Resource Strategy for Seniors Care.

The day will feature a keynote talk by Hon. Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.

The delegates include senior leadership from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, B.C.’s regional health authorities, labour unions, training colleges, seniors care providers, the BC Seniors’ Advocate, and a wide range of industry associations, making it the most comprehensive gathering ever on the subject of health human resources in B.C.

What:                BC Continuing Care Collaborative

When:               Friday, January 26th at 8:45 a.m.

Where:              Sheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Ave., Surrey, BC
[Google Map] https://goo.gl/maps/tTnmeaUkpjk

Parking:             Pay parking is available underground

Speakers include:

Hon. Adrian Dix, Minister of Health (speaking at 1pm)

Daniel Fontaine, CEO BC Care Providers Association (9:15am)

Mark Armitage, A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health (speaking at 9:40am)

The day will consist of a number of discussion panels, followed by afternoon breakout sessions to strategize on solutions to meeting the challenge of seniors care worker shortages head-on.

A full list of confirmed attendees and an agenda for the Collaborative are available at: http://www.bccare.ca/events/bc-continuing-care-collaborative/

The event will be shared on social media using hashtag #BCC3.

For additional information before the event and on-site, please contact:

Mike Klassen, BCCPA VP Communications & Stakeholder Relations
mklassen@bccare.ca
604-377-5499

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About the BC Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians.

About BC Care Providers Association

Established in 1977, the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is the leading industry association for B.C.’s continuing care sector. Our growing membership base includes over 300 residential care, assisted living, home care, home support, and commercial members from across British Columbia.