As part of her series of announcements and community engagements throughout British Columbia, Canada’s Minister of Seniors Hon. Kamal Khera met with BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC board and staff members for a tour at one of our member sites, Elim Village Fleetwood in Surrey.
Elim Village CEO Ron Pike guided Minister Khera through an exclusive tour of their campus of care. A group of residents had the chance to meet and chat with the Minister, sharing their perspectives on seniors’ care.
Seniors deserve the best quality of care where they live. Thank you @BCCareProviders for your advocacy on seniors’ care.
We announced a #CNO to ensure that those who care for seniors in many settings are have a perspective at the national level.
— Kamal Khera (@KamalKheraLib) August 24, 2022
In the meeting, Minister Khera described how highly regarded and dedicated the work of the long-term care sector is. She also reinforced the federal government’s commitment to ensuring the highest standards of care in all provinces, with subject to adoption by each individual province.
Thank you to Minister of Seniors @KamalKheraLib for meeting with BCCPA’s board members and staff. We’re very grateful for your work in supporting seniors! @TerryLake19 @MikeKlassen @rondpike pic.twitter.com/PsUjpXyjNv
— BC Care Providers (@BCCareProviders) August 23, 2022
Given their aligning time in office, Minister Khera recalled when she had previously met BCCPA CEO Terry Lake. At the time, she was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, while Lake was the B.C. Minister of Health.
BCCPA is looking forward to continuing engagement with the federal government in health, immigration, and employment in upcoming meetings coordinated by the Canadian Association of Long-Term Care.
We thank Minister Khera for taking the time to visit and for her support of seniors across Canada. Special thanks to Elim Village for graciously hosting this meeting.