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BC Care Awards

Everyday 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 (BCCPA) proudly celebrates the exceptional passion and commitment of individuals who provide the best care possible.

Our annual BC Care Awards ceremony will be held on February 28th, 2023 at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria. The Minister of Health will be invited to present the awards and all Members of the Legislative Assembly will be invited to attend, along with BCCPA member organizations and stakeholders.

Categories

Awards are handed out in the following categories:

BC Care Provider of the Year: Awarded to a care provider or support worker in the home health, assisted living, and long-term care sectors employed by one of our members who has demonstrated a commitment to quality, compassion, and excellence in delivering and/or supporting the delivery of care to one or more of our residents and/or clients.

Family Champion: Recognizes the significant role of families in the care and comfort of seniors.

Ed Helfrich Long Service Excellence Award: Awarded to a member owner/operator or a member employee/contractor who has a 15+ year industry track record of developing and delivering quality care for individuals in care.

Prizes

Each award recipient will receive the following:

  • Travel expenses to Victoria and two nights accommodation at the Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Engraved crystal heart trophy
  • Award certificate
  • Profile and recognition on the BC Care Providers Association website
  • May be asked to participate in our Delegate Day and meet with elected officials at the BC Legislature

All nominees will receive:

  • Award certificate
  • Profile and recognition on the BC Care Providers Association website

Eligibility

Nominees must work for a BC Care Provider Association member organization. The Family Champion nominee must receive care from a BC Care Provider Association member organization.

Nominate

Member organizations are encouraged to elicit nominations from their staff. Management will review and submit one nomination per site. Please submit your nominations using the online form linked below.

Nominations are due December 1st. Winners will be announced January 2023.

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Previous Award Winners

8th Annual BC Care Awards (February 2022)

BC Care Provider of the Year (Long-Term Care): Maria Fan, Health Care Aide, Brookside Lodge of Sienna Senior Living
BC Care Provider of the Year (Home Health): Christine Clark, Personal Care Worker, Bayshore Home Health
Safety Champion: Ionel Prodan, Maintenance Worker, Victoria Heights, Good Samaritan Society
Ed Helfrich Long-Service Excellence: Dave Cheperdak, Retired CEO, Broadmead Care Society

BC Care Provider of the Year (Assisted Living):Courtney Merrells, General Manager, Parkside Community 
BC Care Provider of the Year (Assisted Living): Lynda Steele, radio and TV broadcaster

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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