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BC Care Awards

Every day B.C.’s seniors care providers engage in challenging and inspiring work to ensure the quality of life for older adults. The BC Care Providers Association proudly celebrates the exceptional passion and commitment of individuals that the best care possible. Our annual ceremony is a place where BCCPA members and staff as well as elected officials come together to celebrate our winners.

Our 8th Annual Awards Ceremony was held at the Fairmont Empress on February 28th, 2022. The Minister of Health, the Honorable Adrian Dix presented the awards. A photo album from the evening can be found here. 

Awards were presented to the worthy recipients in the following categories. Please click the hyperlinks below to find out more about each award winner.

BC Care Provider of the Year Award

Long Term Care: Maria Fan, Health Care Aide, Brookside Lodge of Sienna Senior Living

Assisted Living: Courtney Merrells, General Manager, Parkside Community 

Home Health: Christine Clark, Personal Care Worker, Bayshore Home Health 

The Care Provider of the Year Awards were sponsored by:

Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence Award

Dave Cheperdak, Retired CEO, Broadmead Care Society

The Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence Award was sponsored by:

Safety Champion Award

Ionel Prodan, Maintenance Worker, Victoria Heights, Good Samaritan Society

The Safety Champion Award was sponsored by:

New! Family Champion of the Year Award

Lynda Steele, radio and TV broadcaster

The Family Champion Award was sponsored by:

Reception Sponsored by:

Previous Award Winners

7th Annual BC Care Awards (Fall 2020)

For the 7th Annual awards there was a change to our format. Individual Care Provider of the Year and Safety Champion awards were presented virtually during SafeCare BC’s Hearts and Hands online conference for health care assistants in October 2020. Links to the 2020 winners and presentations by CEO Terry Lake in the posts linked below.

The Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence Award for that year is being formally presented as part of our June 2022 Annual Conference.

BC Care Provider of the Year (Long-Term Care): Lisa MacKenzie
BC Care Provider of the Year (Assisted Living): Krista Jones
BC Care Provider of the Year (Home Health): Kiran Minhas
Safety Champion: Cindy Kaufmann
Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence: Karen & Otto Froelich and Judy Reefschlager

6th Annual BC Care Awards (February 2019)

BC Care Provider of the Year (Long-Term Care): Crystal Clark
BC Care Provider of the Year (Assisted Living): Marilyn Kirkpatrick
BC Care Provider of the Year (Home Health): Agnes Trylinkski
Safety Champion: Erin Terry
Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence: KD Riar

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