“Historic” 2nd gathering brings together government, labour, health authorities, care providers & advocates
Burnaby, BC (November 28, 2017) — Today, BC Care Providers Association (“BCCPA”), in association with the BC Ministry of Health, announces the second BC Continuing Care Collaborative focused on the topic of health human resources, to take place on January 26th in Surrey, BC.
The 2nd BC Continuing Care Collaborative will host the top leaders from health authorities, labour organizations, government, worker and resident safety experts, NGOs, academics, researchers, doctors, nurses, seniors and seniors care sector advocates, and will feature a keynote talk by Hon. Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. Please note: this event is by invitation only.
The day-long dialogue will seek solutions to address the shortage of front line seniors care staff, in the face of an aging population.
“Over one-sixth of B.C.’s population is over 65 years old and the number of seniors is expected to rise,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “We are committed to working together to improve care for seniors throughout the province. As part of this, we will ensure the time that health-care professionals dedicate to B.C. seniors in residential care homes is set at a level that provides safe, quality care.”
Using the hashtag #BCC3, the Collaborative will also incorporate social media posts and video updates via Facebook and Twitter @BCCareProviders.
“We are extremely grateful to Minister Dix and Ministry of Health staff for being one of the many organizations joining us in supporting this important partnership,” says BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine. “The B.C. government have committed to strengthening seniors care by increasing the direct care hours in care homes across the province. We all understand that we need more care workers to meet the growing demand at home and in long term care.”
The second BC Continuing Care Collaborative follows the inaugural event in September 2016, which was dubbed “historic” for its broad representation from all parts of the continuing care sector. The January 2018 Collaborative moves into a new, central venue at the Sheraton Guilford in Surrey, and will consist of a plenary and breakout sessions for all participants.
Details about the Collaborative will be available at www.bccare.ca. The BC Continuing Care Collaborative is made possible thanks to our knowledge partner McKesson Canada.
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About BC Care Providers Association
Established in 1977, the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is the leading industry association for B.C.’s continuing care sector. Our growing membership base includes over 300 residential care, assisted living, home care and commercial members from across British Columbia.