5th Annual BC Care Awards

Every day front-line workers, staff, and care providers across B.C. engage in challenging and inspiring work. The BC Care Providers Association celebrate their dedication, innovation and excellence within continuing care sector across the province at our 5th annual BC Care Awards ceremony in Victoria.

BCCPA’s Events and Recognition Committee met in early December to review nominations. Nominees were judged on how best they align with the stated criteria and intent of the award. Final award recipients were recommended by the Events & Recognition Committee and were approved by the BCCPA’s Board of Directors. Winners will be announced in January 2018.

The Honorable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, will present the awards to the following recipients:

• Care Provider of the Year (homecare): Sarah Reiter, Beacon Community Service Home Support Team
• Care Provider of the Year (residential): Lynda McDermott, Hawthorne Seniors Care Community
• Safety Champion: Shauna Appleyard, Sidney All Care Residence
• Ed Helfrich Long Service Excellence Award: Hank Van Ryk, H&H Total Care


Registration is open to BCCPA members and invited guests. A reception style dinner will be served and each guest will receive a complimentary drink ticket. Each guest will be entered in a draw for a chance to win one of two gift packages from local Oak Bay retailer Nicholas Randall.

Palm Court | Fairmont Empress Victoria
Monday February 19th 2018 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Click here to register before February 12th 2018


The Fairmont Empress graces Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. We are pleased to offer special rates to our conference attendees. To book your hotel please click here. These discounted rates are available until January 22, 2018 and are limited – so book early to avoid disappointment!


The BC Care Awards are proudly sponsored by CareRX, a division of Centric Health. CareRx was created with one goal in mind – to provide the best possible pharmacy experience for care facilities, retirement homes and home nursing. Locally owned and operated, CareRx is invested in our community and committed to improving the lives and care needs for residents and their families.

2016 BC Care Award Winners

Click here to see all of our posts featuring everyone who was recognized – including our nominees and runner-up for Care Provider of the Year.

Care Provider of the Year (home care):   Mari Green – Beacon Community Services
Care Provider of the Year (residential): Tasia McLean Warren – H&H Total Care
Innovation of the Year: Bruce Devereux – Good Samaritan Society
Ed Helfrich Long Service Excellence Award:  Tom Crump