BCCPA members enjoy a range of benefits and services. They include:
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Angel Accessibility Preferred Pricing
Our 2017 Annual Conference Title Sponsor is pleased to offer exclusive pricing to BCCPA members. Substantial savings could subsidize the cost of membership.
Members and their staff only are invited at no charge to attend our regular workshops conducted by commercial members and partners.
With your input, the Association advocates realistic, practical and comprehensive solutions that will improve the quality of senior’s care in BC. In May 2016 the BC Care Providers Association published two major White Papers, titled Sustainability and Innovation: Exploring Options for Improving BC’s Continuing Care Sector, which outline a number of potential options and ideas to improve the sustainability of the continuing care sector, as well as to foster innovation. The first White Paper deals primarily with issues around funding and financing of continuing care to improve sustainability and enhance quality within the sector, including for care providers and seniors. While the second White Paper also touches on funding, it deals more broadly with identifying innovative approaches, focusing on five key areas such as exploring new care models for seniors, improving dementia care, effective use of technology, as well as enhancing the health, safety and well being of seniors. This was developed in consultation with our members.
One of the highlights of the year is our Annual Conference which will be held from May 28-31, 2017 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. In addition to being a great networking opportunity, the conference is an opportunity to highlight our issues and celebrate our progress after 40 years!
The BCCPA plans a special members-only BC Care Providers Annual Awards ceremony every February in Victoria. Elected officials along with care providers, their employees and family members of those in care are invited to attend.
Care to Chat Speaker Series
In partnership with our sponsors, the Association also organizes the nationally recognized “Care to Chat” speaker series. These regularly scheduled breakfast and lunch speaker sessions invite unique and though-provoking guest speakers to interact with our guests.
Discounts & Access
Members are entitled to significant discounts for our regular events such as: Care to Chat (four times a year), 40th Annual Conference (May 28-31, 2017 in Whistler), and other scheduled events that occur during the year.
We have designed a special section of our website dedicated to promoting job vacancies within BC’s continuing care sector. Care provider members are entitled to use our self-serve Member365 system to post an unlimited number of vacancies in our popular Job Bank. Members are also eligible for discounted rates for our Enhanced Promotion Plan which includes one complimentary e-blast of your job vacancy to hundreds of key stakeholders working in the sector. This is in addition to an extensive promotion of the posting through our various social media channels.
Ongoing Consultation & Collaboration
Our success depends on open and ongoing communication with you and other key stakeholders in the senior’s care sector. The Association provides regular progress reports and invites feedback on emerging issues.
Our staff and Board of Directors have been very successful at making sure your issues are front-and-centre in Victoria. We have met regularly with Cabinet Ministers, senior health officials, MPs and MLAs from all parties as well as the Seniors Advocate and the BC Ombudsman. We also provide a regular budget submission to the BC Minister of Finance on behalf of our members each year.
In collaboration with our members and other health care stakeholders, the Association develops and implements individual initiatives that support our action plan goals. These have focused on the development of a new anti-psychotic drugs best practices guide, employment training, labour relations and inter-generational projects. We have released the white papers for the BC Continuing Care Collaborative.
As the largest association representing the continuing care sector, we act as the industry voice with BC media in all regions of the province. Through news releases, opinion pieces and our regular newsletters we are helping to communicate your priorities.
Our popular website and member-only CEO Reports combined with an active social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, are helping to raise awareness of the key issues facing our sector.
When members are having issues with local health authorities or the BC government, our Association and Board of Directors are there to provide support.
Our members understand that there is strength in numbers and we make gains as a collective voice that individually would be very difficult to achieve.