B.C. government proclaims March 1st as BC Seniors’ Care Providers Day

March 1, 2023 (Victoria, B.C.) – In recognition of the thousands of workers who care and support seniors across the province, the Province of British Columbia has proclaimed March 1st, 2023 as BC Seniors Care Providers Day. A copy of the Proclamation signed by B.C. Lieutenant Governor Hon. Janet Austin and Attorney General Hon. Niki Sharma is available here.

“We are very grateful to the Province for the proclamation marking today as B.C. Seniors Care Providers Day,” says Terry Lake, CEO BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC. “Whether with residents in long-term care, those living at home, or those who live in assisted living, we celebrate and honour all those who dedicate their service and provide the best care for seniors across the province.”

This declaration is succeeded by 9th Annual BC Care Awards, which took place in Victoria yesterday evening. The event celebrated exceptional individuals across the seniors living and care sector.

Minister of Health, Hon. Adrian Dix, presented the awards for Care Provider of the Year in long-term care, assisted living and home health, as well as the Family Champion and Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence awards in front of an audience of elected officials and leaders in the continuing care sector.



Jamie Lozano
Media & Communications Specialist
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About BCCPA & EngAge BC:
Established in 1977, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is the leading voice for B.C.’s continuing care sector. Our growing membership base includes over 450 long-term care, assisted living, and commercial members from across British Columbia. Through its operating arm EngAge BC, the organization represents independent living and private-pay home health operators.

BCCPA and EngAge BC members support more than 19,000 seniors annually in long-term care and assisted living settings and 6,500 independent living residents. Additionally, our members deliver almost 2.5 million hours of home care and home support services each year.

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