AGM Update: policy motions and new board directors appointed

Members began to arrive just past 8am at Elim Village in Surrey for the BC Care Providers Association annual general meeting. The packed agenda included a board update on many of the key successes of the past year by BCCPA board president Aly Devji, a presentation by CEO Daniel Fontaine, and a question and answer session with members.

Among the decisions receiving approval from the BCCPA membership were 3 policy motions giving the organization the go-ahead to advocate on key issues. These were:

  • Labour Mobility for Health Care Assistants
  • Establishing an Independent Office of the Seniors Advocate
  • Renewing BC’s Current Long-Term Care Bed Stock

After a review of the audited financial statements and some housekeeping matters relating to the BCCPA bylaws, the members approved its 2019-2020 board slate. Continuing on the board for another term are:

  • Riz Gehlen, Promerita
  • Erroll Hastings, Zion Park Manor
  • Debra Hauptman, Langley Lodge
  • Gavin McIntosh, The Care Group
  • Lenore Pickering, Hawthorne Seniors Care

Joining the board for the upcoming term are:

  • Lisa Kelly, Sienna Senior Living
  • Ron Pike, Elim Village
  • Daniel Purgal, Loving Home Care

“On behalf of the board, I would like to express my thanks to exiting directors Bob Boulter (Beacon Community Services) and Becky Marlett (Sienna Senior Living) for their contributions over recent years,” says Devji. “I am truly honoured to work alongside a group dedicated as this toward strengthening seniors care in B.C.”

Flickr Photo Gallery: BCCPA AGM 2019

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