Media release: 2023 BC Care Awards Winners and Proclamation of BC Seniors Care Providers Day

Burnaby, B.C. (March 1, 2023) – Yesterday evening, B.C. Minister of Health, Hon. Adrian Dix, presented awards to the winners of the 9th Annual BC Care Awards. The ceremony recognized workers that provide exemplary care for seniors and included categories in home health, long-term care, assisted living, as well as awards for long-service excellence and exceptional contributions from family members.

The event precedes the Government of B.C.’s proclamation of March 1st as BC Seniors Care Providers Day. This day provides an opportunity to celebrate over 50,000 care aides, LPNs, RNs, frontline, and administrative workers that care for and support B.C’s seniors.

“Healthcare workers are essential for the safety and wellbeing of seniors in care,” says BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC CEO, Terry Lake, “It’s important that we value them and recognize their dedication in providing the best possible care for older adults.”

The winners in their respective categories are as follows:

BC Care Provider of the Year (Home Health): Patricia Asto, Hero Home Care

BC Care Provider of the Year (Long-Term Care): Cathy Naismith, Beacon Community Association

BC Care Provider of the Year (Assisted Living): Cathy Baysic, Courtyard Terrace Seniors Community

Family Champion Award: Kim Slater

Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence Award: Karen Biggs

The call for nominations was announced in October 2022, with all nominees and winners showcased in a series of online posts. The final winners were selected by the members of the Association’s Events and Recognition Committee.

See the official proclamation here.


Jamie Lozano
Media & Communications Specialist
604-736-4233 ext 236

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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