BCCPA CEO kicks off Interior Listening Tour April 15th

Stakeholders in Thompson-Okanagan invited to meet on seniors’ care issues

Daniel Fontaine, CEO of BC Care Providers Association, will be visiting several communities in the Thompson-Okanagan region as part of a four-day listening tour starting Monday, April 15th.

The tour builds upon Fontaine’s 2017 Interior Listening Tour, and provides opportunities to hear from seniors’ care providers in long-term care, assisted living and home support. Fontaine will also meet with local elected representatives and media to discuss the current state of care services for our aging communities.

“I’m eager to learn more about the unique challenges and opportunities facing care providers outside of the Lower Mainland. We will discuss issues that matter most to them, including looking at ways to address health human resource challenges, which appear to have the most profound affect on providers in the region. Their feedback will help inform our research and advocacy efforts,” says Fontaine.

This tour is timed to coincide with the inaugural meeting of “IAN” — the Interior Administrators’ Network — which will give service providers in the Interior Health Authority region a forum to exchange information and ideas, address common issues, and generate solutions to advance continuing care, through regular meetings.


Fontaine will also be meeting with Interior Health Authority staff, and visit several independent living sites to inform BCCPA’s expansion into independent living.

To arrange meetings with Daniel Fontaine, please contact Marife Sonico at marife@bccare.ca.

Listening Tour Itinerary
Date/Time of Arrival                                              Location
Monday, April 15, 8 a.m .                                         Kamloops
Monday, April 15, 3.30 p.m.                                    Salmon Arm
Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m.                                       Kelowna
Wednesday, April 17, 1.30 p.m.                              Summerland
Thursday, April 18, 9 a.m.                                        Penticton

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