Day: March 20, 2014

March CEO Report Now Published

It’s been a busy few months at the BCCPA, and we are excited to update you on all that has happened, in this month’s issue of the BC Care Providers Association CEO Report. To view the report, please click here. In this month’s issue, you will find: BCCPA Challenges Closure of Burquitlam and Process Related […]

Policy & Research Scan

Below are highlights of recent policy and legislative changes at the federal and provincial level, as well as in the U.S. We’ve also identified some new resources, videos and legal news of interest to our members: Policy & Legislative Changes Federal Social Insurance Number (SIN) cards: Starting March 31, 2014, the production of the SIN […]

Upcoming Annual General Meeting

If you are a member of the BCCPA, you are entitled to participate in our upcoming Annual General Meeting taking place on Monday, May 26th @ 4:30 pm in Whistler at the Fairmont Hotel. Members will be asked to vote for a number of new Board directors. The Secretary-Treasurer will also present a year-end financial […]

BCCPA Welcomes New Staff – Restructures

Over the last year, the BCCPA has undergone a lot of change and renewal. In that regard, in February I announced a significant organizational restructuring. This includes the hiring of Cathy Szmaus as the new Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board Secretariat. She will be responsible for providing executive support to both myself and […]

Fire Sprinkler Safety Meetings

In the wake of the tragedy in a L’Isle Verte, Quebec care home, the BCCPA called together all the key stakeholders in BC for a meeting to discuss fire safety. In attendance were representatives from the Ministry of Health, Regional Health Authorities, Union of BC Municipalities as well as fire officials and other industry representatives. […]

BC Hosts CALTC Meeting in August

The BCCPA is hosting this year’s Canadian Alliance of Long-term Care (CALTC) annual meeting. As part of our hosting duties, we are entitled to help set the agenda and showcase some of the great initiatives we are undertaking in BC. CALTC is a voluntary alliance of provincial long-term care associations across the country. The meeting […]

New Recreational Program Guide

Recreational programming enhances seniors’ quality of life in residential care. By providing additional support, planned leisure activities help older residents overcome barriers that may impede their ability to participate in opportunities that contribute to a fulfilling life. The BCCPA has joined forces with the Ontario Long-Term Care Association and will be making an application to […]

Delegation Day Meetings

On February 19th, two BCCPA delegations visited Victoria to meet with Minister Terry Lake, a number of cabinet ministers and MLAs. The delegations were comprised of BCCPA Board members and staff as well as family members and frontline care providers. One of the key topic items was the upcoming release of our core review report, […]

BC Care Aide Registry Review

Under the guidance of Heather Campbell, Director of Policy and Research, a 12 person committee has been working to analyze the current BC Care Aide Registry. The internal review is intended to identify gaps in the Registry and make recommendations on how it can be improved. We have submitted an Interim Report to the Registry’s […]