BCCPA works closely with our elected officials in the quest to see that elderly British Columbians receive the best care available. With a new government formed by Premier John Horgan and his BC NDP Caucus, we now have the Hon. Adrian Dix as Minister of Health – see our greeting from yesterday to the new Minister.
Another important role in government is that of the Parliamentary Secretary. A parliamentary secretary is a member of a Parliament in the Westminster system who assists a more senior minister with his or her duties.
The newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors is Anne Kang, the MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake, and coincidentally the riding where BC Care Providers Association’s office is located. Ms. Kang will play an important role in where the new BC government goes when it comes to policies relating to the delivery of seniors care.
We thought for our website readers that an introduction to Anne Kang would be helpful. What follows is an abridged version of her bio.
Anne Kang was first elected as a Burnaby city councillor in 2008 and has served since then. She says she was brought up in a family that strongly values community involvement and volunteerism, and she has been an active community volunteer since she was in elementary school.
Anne graduated from David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver in the Honours Math and Science Program. She went to UBC for her post-secondary education, receiving a Bachelor of Music, a Bachelor of Education – Elementary, a Diploma in Special Education – Learning Disability, a Master degree in Special Education – Gifted and Creative Learner, and completed two levels of Montessori Certification.
She teaches music in the Burnaby School District and has two children in the Burnaby school system.
She has resided in Burnaby since 1986 and has been an active volunteer with multiple Asian cultural societies. In 2012 she was awarded with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of her community work.
Anne’s special interests are in the areas of environment, social sustainability, youth and young adults, and newcomers. As city councillor she has supported many initiatives including on the roll out of a food scraps collection program, and support for Burnaby’s library system.
At BCCPA we welcome the opportunity to work with such an accomplished person such as Anne Kang from the local community, and look forward to supporting her in this new mission to support BC seniors and their family members.