Become a Member

Introduction

Greetings to all continuing care service providers and commercial organizations interested in becoming a member of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA). Established in 1977, BC Care Providers Association is proud to be the leading voice for seniors care in British Columbia. We represent our members through policy development and advocacy, as well as providing networking and knowledge sharing opportunities through our dynamic events and member workshops.

Please review our Membership section to learn the advantages of a residential care, assisted living, home care or commercial membership, additional member benefits, as well as opportunities to participate in meaningful work as a board or committee member.

Over the past few years, dozens of new or returning service provider members have joined BCCPA. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of our newest members. We are available anytime to discuss the benefits of joining our dynamic organization, and how we can assist and support you.

Questions? Contact Mike Klassen, VP Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Office: 604-736-4233, ext. 231 | mklassen@bccare.ca

Membership Types — Service Provider, Commercial or Associate

Service Provider Member (Residential Care, Assisted Living, Home Care & Home Support)

In order to become a regular voting member of the BCCPA, you must operate either a residential care home, assisted living units, or provide home care, or home support services. Annual membership fees vary depending on the total bed/unit count (for LTC or AL), or the hours of care delivered annually (for home care and home support). Download the linked service provider application form, fill it out, and email to lily@bccare.ca.

NOTE: Effective January 1st 2018 the per bed charge for long-term care beds has been reduced from $47 to $32 per year.

Membership Fees: Service Provider

$32 per bed/year — Long Term Care

# Beds Corporate Discount (%)
200-300 3%
301-400 6%
401-500 9%
501-600 12%
601-700 15%
701-800 18%
801-900 21%
901-1000 25%
1001-1500 30%
1501-2000 35%
2001-2500 40%
2501-3000 45%
3001-3500 50%

 

$25 per bed/year — Assisted Living

# Units Corporate Discount (%)
200-300 3%
301-400 6%
401-500 9%
501-600 12%
601-700 15%
701-800 18%
801-900 21%
901-1000 25%
1001-1500 30%
1501-2000 35%
2001-2500 40%
2501-3000 45%
3001-3500 50%

Example

If a long term care home has 325 residential care beds and 200 assisted living units, they are entitled to the following corporate discounts which are applied separately:

325 x $32 – 6% corporate discount = $9,776
200 x $25 – 3% corporate discount = $4,850
Total membership dues = $14,626

Membership Fees: Service Provider (Home Care or Home Support)

Minimum fee: $400
Maximum fee: $5,000

# Hours of care Rate per hour of care
1 – 49,999 $0.05
50,000 – 100,000 $0.04
100,001 – 200,000 $0.03
200,000+ $0.02

Example

If a home care member provides 105,000 hours of care per year, they are entitled to a discounted rate of $0.03 per hour.
105,000 X $0.03 = $3,150

Commercial Member

If you are not eligible become a service provider member, you can still join the BCCPA as a commercial member. Our commercial members provide a range of products and services such as insurance, communications technology, furniture, or safety equipment. Download the linked commercial member application form, fill it out, and email to lily@bccare.ca.

Membership Fee: Commercial

$895 + GST

Associate Member

An associate member is either an individual or organization which supports the purposes of BC Care Providers Association. Associate members receive access to our password protected “M365” web portal, as well as receiving discounts to our conference and Care to Chat events. As with commercial members, they are not entitled to vote at, but may receive notice of and attend meetings of the members. Associate members do not normally market or sell products/services to Residential Care & Assisted Living or our Home and Community Care members. Email lily@bccare.ca to apply for an associate membership.

Membership Fee: Associate

$595

Conditions of membership

  • Goods and Services Tax (5%) is only applied to commercial memberships.
  • All membership applications are subject to final review and formal approval by the BCCPA Board of Directors and are normally processed within 30 calendar days.
  • Payment by cheque or credit care is due at the time of the application for membership, and will be processed when the application is approved by the Board of Directors.
  • BCCPA members must abide by the organization’s Code of Ethics, available to read here.
  • The newly approved membership fee structure posted above takes effect on January 1st, 2018.

 

Welcome to our newest BCCPA members!

We are pleased to welcome to the following service provider and commercial members that have recently joined BCCPA: