Day: March 20, 2014

Red Tape Report Released This Spring

Over the last six months, the BCCPA has been gathering stories from our members and frontline care providers regarding unnecessary red tape. We are just in the final stages of editing the report and we expect that it will be made public later this spring. Heather Campbell, Director of Policy and Research has led the […]

New Seniors’ Advocate Appointed

On March 19, Health Minister Terry Lake appointed Isobel Mackenzie as Canada’s first Seniors Advocate. Mackenzie has stepped down from the BCCPA Board effective immediately in order to pursue her new role as Seniors Advocate. We are pleased to announce that Isobel Mackenzie has confirmed she will be the keynote speaker at our next Care to […]

BCCPA Making News!

The BCCPA continues to make the news! Here are a few of the articles and stories that have been published since my last CEO Member Report:  +++ Province Orders Review Of Sprinklers At 35 Seniors’ Residences  The Ministry of Health has ordered a detailed review of about 35 seniors’ residences in B.C. that have either […]

Inaugural BCCPA Awards Dinner in Victoria

On February 19th, well over 100 people gathered in Victoria from across the province to recognize three very special individuals. They were the first three recipients of the new BCCPA awards – Jane Devji, Louise Johnson and Karen Mac. There was a real buzz in the air when the Hon. Terry Lake, Minister of Health, […]

Social Media Update + Website Stats

Social Media Update + Website Stats If you are following the BCCPA through one of our social media outlets, you may have noticed we have been keeping busy. As of March 14th we had over 600 twitter followers. We’ve experienced an increase of over 150 followers in the last month alone! We have sent over […]

SafeCare BC Takes Flight

BCCPA staff continue to work hard in support of establishing SafeCare BC, the new safety association dedicated to reducing injuries in the long-term care sector. The SafeCare BC hiring committee undertook a vigorous hiring process earlier this year which resulted in the hiring of Jennifer Lyle as the association’s new Executive Director. Prior to the […]

37th Annual Conference Enters Final Planning Stage

Final planning is well underway for the 37th Annual Conference being held in Whistler on May 25-27th. The delegate registration opened up on February 4th and we are on track to exceed our overall number of attendees compared to last year. All 60 of our exhibit booths have now been sold and the impressive list […]

Consumer Protection BC Interpretation of Funeral Services

*Updated March 21, 2014 On March 7, 2014, Consumer Protection BC issued a notice regarding the proper authorization funeral providers require from the person(s) who have the right to control the disposition of the human remains. To help ensure the procedures are workable for our members, we arranged a teleconference with Consumer Protection BC (CPBC) […]