Day: October 23, 2014

Policy and Research

Our Policy and Research department has been busy over the last few months. It is currently working on or completed several different projects: BC Pharmacy Association: The BCCPA recently met with the BC Pharmacy Association to discuss proposed changes to how residents can get their prescriptions renewed. We forwarded a copy of the BC Pharmacy […]

Advocacy and Sector Fiscal Sustainability

As part of our advocacy on behalf of the sector, the BCCPA has been working on a number of policy issues over the last several months. Here are links to a few of the items we have been working on: 2015 BC Budget Submission pending link Care Aide Registry MSP Payments – We have been […]

Annual Conference 2015 – Sustainability Through Innovation

Work on the 2015 Annual Conference is now well underway. The Board has appointed the following individuals to the committee: Aly Devji (Chair) – Residential Care Member Hendrik Van Ryk (Past-Chair) – Residential Care Member Kristan Ash – Home Care Member Michael Aikins – Residential Care Member Alex Jones (Heritage Office Furniture) – Commercial MemberDaniel Fontaine […]

Newly Developed Member Tools and Resources

As an ongoing service to our members, the BCCPA will regularly produce develop policy templates and resource tools. Here are links to a few of the new resources available to our members since my last CEO Report: BC Care Aide Registry Funeral Services Act Crisis Communications Toolkit F.L.U.E. stickers Google Map Search Feature

F.L.U.E. Campaign

Last year the BCCPA successfully launched our new F.L.U.E. (Friends/Family Lather Upon Entry) campaign. Hundreds of electrostat (non-permanent) stickers were affixed on the front entry doors of dozens of care homes across BC. On October 8th the BCCPA launched the F.L.U.E. campaign for a second year. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall lent his support […]

Strategic Plan Updated

In September 2013, the BCCPA Board of Directors developed a new 2013-16 Strategic Plan for the organization. One year later, the Board updated the plan to ensure it remains relevant and aligned with our current activities. While there were no significant changes, the plan was amended and approved by the Board at its most recent […]

National Dementia Strategy

Earlier this month the federal and provincial health ministers gathered in Banff to discuss the need for a national dementia strategy. Stemming from that meeting was a pronouncement by the Hon. Rona Ambrose that Canada will put the development of this strategy as a priority. In response, CALTC wrote the following letter to the Minister […]

Canadian Association of Long-Term Care (CALTC)

In August, the BCCPA played host to the annual meeting of the Canadian Alliance for Long-Term Care. The meeting gathers representatives from most of the provincial associations across Canada. The two-day meeting provided CALTC with the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues impacting the sector and how best to approach them. In addition, […]

Welcome New Members

We’d like to welcome the following organizations who have either applied or been approved as new members of the BCCPA within the last several months: Field and Martin & Associates Inc. Justice Institute of BC. CareRx Case Management Canada Inc. NeuroGym Technologies Inc. Domtar Personal Care Association for Choices in Support and Independent Living Employers […]