40th Annual Conference May 28 – 31 2017 

Save the date for our 40th Annual Conference at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler! We have added one more day to the conference to celebrate and allow for the most comprehensive program to date! The conference theme is “Providing 40 Years of C.A.R.E: Collaboration, Achievement, Research and Excellence.” Click here for registration. 

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers our delegates discounted hotel rates are available during the conference, as well as three days prior and post the event for those who wish to stay in beautiful Whistler for a bit longer. Hotel reservations can be made by clicking here or by calling the in-house Reservations Department at 1-800-606-8244 to make their reservations.  Callers should identify themselves as being part of the ‘BC Care Providers Annual Conference’ or group code ‘0715BCCA_001’ in order to receive the group rates. As these group rates are limited book early to avoid disappointment!

Our RFP for Conference Title Sponsor closed on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and we are proud to partner with Angel Accessibility again in 2017. We are anticipating a record turnout next year for our 40th Anniversary Conference and celebration in Whistler! Our complete Sponsorship Prospectus can be found here.

Interested in speaking at our conference? For full submission requirements, please click here. The deadline for workshops proposals is January 16, 2017.

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BC Continuing Care Collaborative (by invitation)

On September 20, 2016, the inaugural BC Continuing Care Collaborative meeting took place at the SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The BC Care Providers Association, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, gathered stakeholders from across the continuing care sector to turn ideas into actions.

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BCCPA Member Workshops

The BCCPA is pleased to provide our members with access to exclusive training workshops focused on the continuing care sector. Click here for our upcoming workshops.  Our partners at SafeCare BC are committed to providing outstanding professional development for continuing care workers in BC as well as connecting continuing care workers to other professional development opportunities. Click here for SafeCare BC course listings.

If you would like to deliver a workshop for BCCPA members, you should complete the following one-page form and return it to our Director of Policy and Research at cathy@bccare.ca. The application will be reviewed and we will follow-up with you as soon as possible regarding whether it has been approved.

BC Care Awards

Every day front-line workers, staff, and care providers across B.C. engage in challenging and inspiring work. The BCCPA celebrates their dedication, innovation and excellence within the continuing care sector.

Nominations are now being accepted for our fourth annual BC Care Awards in the following catgories: 

Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence Award

Awarded to a member owner/operator or a member employee/contractor who has a 15+ year industry track record of developing and delivering quality care for individuals in care.

2017 Winner: Tom Crump

BC Care Provider of the Year

Awarded to a front-line care provider employed by one of our members who has demonstrated a commitment to quality, compassion and excellence in delivering care to one or more of our residents and/or clients.

2017 Winner – Home Care Provider of the Year: Mari Green, Beacon Community Services, Victoria
2017 Winner – Residential Care Provider of the Year: Tasia McLean, H&H Total Care

Innovation of the Year

Awarded to a member care provider or one of their employees who can demonstrate an innovation they have developed or introduced within the sector or their place of employment to improve the quality of care delivered.

2017 Winner: Bruce Devereux, Good Samaritan Society

Take the time to recognize someone who cares! Click here for the nomination form. All nominations must be received by December 5th 2017.