Day: July 11, 2014

CEO Member Report

The CEO Member Report is an in-depth analysis of key issues happening within BC’s continuing care sector. An electronic copy is available to all members of the BC Care Providers Association and is published at least six times per year.   BCCPA Challenges Closure of Burquitlam and Process Related to FHA Direct Award  37th Annual […]

BCCPA Media Coverage- January to June

Doctors push for co-ordinated approach to dementia treatment National strategy needed to deal with growing number of patients, CMA president says BY ERIN ELLIS, VANCOUVER SUN – MAY 26, 2014 The rising tide of dementia patients is destabilizing hospital care in Canada, the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association told a health conference in […]

2014 Annual Conference

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to meet so many of you at our recent annual conference in Whistler. Based on your feedback, it was a tremendous success and helped to continue building momentum and raise the profile of our sector with key decision-makers and the public. Not only did one of our […]

A Message From The CEO

It’s been a number of months since my last report to BCCPA members – and a lot has been going on! Funding issues continue to dominate the discussion, as the recent lift provided to many of our members by the health authorities continues to fall well below the rate of inflation. Millions of new dollars […]

Some Recent Meeting/Invitation & Upcoming Events

Isobel Mackenzie, Senior’s Advocate Michelle Stilwell, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Darryl Plecas, MLA Ralph Sultan, MLA Linda Larson, MLA Hon. Andrew Wilkinson BC Council to End Elder Abuse (met with consultant to discuss new funding) Attended 14th Annual Health Summit in Kelowna in June Invited to attend Consensus Conference in October in Toronto CD Howe […]

New Affinity Program Under Development

Over the summer the BCCPA, led by Hart Dashevsky, Director of Member Services and Sponsorships, is continuing to develop our new Affinity Program for a potential launch in early 2015. The basic concept is for BCCPA members to get access to added benefits resulting from agreements we have negotiated on behalf of the sector.  Primarily […]

Fire Sprinkler Meetings Update

Last month the BCCPA met with the Ministry of Health to obtain an update on the issue of fire safety in BC’s care homes. This was a follow-up from the two meetings BCCPA chaired regarding this issue subsequent to the L’isle Verte tragedy in Quebec. While there is not much new to report, we can […]

Concerts in Care @ Robson Square

On July 29th, the BCCPA will be holding a special media announcement in partnership with Concerts in Care. Concerts in Care is a non-profit society that brings live orchestral music into BC care homes at a nominal cost to the resident and/or BCCPA member. We hope to have lots of media, residents in care and […]