Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP)

About the Program




BCCPA was awarded a grant by the BC Ministry of Health to develop and manage a new province-wide Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP). Currently, all non-government publicly funded residential care homes operating within the province are eligible to participate

Guiding Principles

See the 5 Guiding Principles of SSQIP

In October 2017, the Guiding Principles of the program and how grants will be distributed were established and can be viewed here.

Advisory Committee

The BCCPA has established a SSQIP Advisory Committee in order to ensure we effectively and efficiently invest the program funds. The Committee is comprised of appointed representatives from the following organizations that work with all of BC’s care providers:

  • BC Ministry of Health (one rep)
  • Denominational Health Association (one rep)
  • SafeCare BC (one rep)
  • BC Care Providers (two reps)


1. RFP for an industry needs assessment: Completed in September
2. Pilot needs assessment: Completed in October
3. Deploy needs assessment to sector: Complete in Mid-November
4. Application eligibility and criteria: Communicated in December
5. Launch of first application period:  January 15th, 2018 to February, 28th, 2018

*An announcement will be made for other open application periods in April, July and October 2018.

Needs Assessment

The BCCPA contracted an external consultant to conduct a comprehensive province-wide needs assessment focusing on current and future requirements for equipment purchases to support the effective and safe delivery of high quality seniors care in the province. Extensive participation by long-term care providers in the needs assessment played a critical role in capturing all information for the development of the application criteria and eligibility.

The needs assessment findings and application expectations are published and can be reviewed here.

Application Criteria and Eligibility

The guidelines and eligibility criteria can be reviewed here.


Find frequently asked questions about SSQIP here.

Terms and Conditions

The SSQIP Terms and Conditions can be reviewed here prior to initiating your application.

Application Steps

Before starting your application, please refer to the step-by-step application guide.

Application Link

The SSQIP application can be found here.

Need to Contact Us?

We may experience a high volume of calls and inquiries. We will be happy to assist you as soon as we can!

Would You Like a Walk-Through?

Please contact the Program Coordinator to schedule a time that works best for you.

Pamela Eng
Programs Coordinator
604.736.4233 ext. 246

Snezana Ristovski
Director of Programs
604.736.4233 ext. 244