Collaborative presentations now available online

With Canada’s aging population, ensuring there are satisfactory health human resources to care for frail and elderly seniors is one of the most pressing issues facing B.C.’s continuing care sector. Both residential care operators and home support workers report their organizations are often short-staffed, with health care aides, community health workers, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses all identified as priority positions.

The problem has been stated, but what can be done about it? BCCPA chose to bring some of those most familiar with the present challenge of hiring enough workers to meet a growing demand for care.

BCCPA, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, brought together over 170 stakeholders at the Second Annual BC Continuing Care Collaborative on January 26, 2018 at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel for the 2nd BC Continuing Care Collaborative (hashtag “#BCC3”).

Stakeholders came from across the continuing care sector — care providers, government and health authority representatives, labour unions, NGOs, research and policy institutions, universities and training colleges, and frontline workers themselves. And Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health gave a keynote address.

The day’s presentations were captured on video, in PowerPoint slides, photographs, and by those who recorded the breakout sessions. Much of that content is already assembled and available for reviewing — just visit the BCC3 page here.