Care to Chat

For a decade, our Care to Chat series has proven to be key in bringing together top opinion leaders, experts and key decision makers to create dialogue about important and emerging issues in the province’s seniors living and care sector.

As we approach this ten-year milestone and after hosting our speaker series virtually for the last two years, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is excited to announce the return of Care to Chat in-person at Terminal City Club.

BCCPA kicked off Care to Chat season 10 on October 20th, 2022 with Should I Stay or Should I Go? Tips for Employers to Retain Valued Team Members, discussing healthcare recruitment and retention. Read the wrap-up post here.

Join us for upcoming sessions on February 15th and March 9th:

Time to Care – What is the appropriate number of care hours?

With the tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic, many politicians across Canada set a target of four hours of care per resident each day. The staff in care homes work incredibly hard; however, issues such as the health care worker shortage and a lack of funding may pose as barriers to achieving the target.

Ensuring that Canada provides the appropriate amount of care is crucial to bringing quality of life for our older adults.

Our panel will feature:

  • Lynda Steele (moderator): Broadcaster
  • Mark Blandford, President & CEO, Providence Living; Vice President, Seniors Care, Providence Health Care
  • Kim McGrail, MPH PhD, Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health; Director of Research, UBC Health; Scientific Director; Population Data BC; Scientific Director, Health Data Research Network Canada
  • Ann Marie Leijen, RN, MBA; CEO, Maplewood Care Society

The panel will discuss the evidence, or lack of evidence, for the four-hour standard and explore the meaning of the policy for the care sector, and answer questions such as:

  • Is the four-hour standard enough to provide the appropriate care for older adults? Is it too much?
  • What is the right mix of care workers? Are we using the right care model?
  • Can the four-hour standard be staffed to provide the promised amount of care?


Join the conversation:

February 15th, 2023
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Terminal City Club

Member Tickets: $85
Non-Member Tickets: $135

Tickets include a delicious three course lunch.

Click here to register.

Tech Talk – How can the care sector effectively incorporate new technologies?

With an aging population and a shrinking workforce, the health care sector in Canada is struggling to fill vacant positions with qualified individuals. Thankfully, an emerging number of technologies have the potential to fill the gap in the lack of health care workers needed.

Harnessing the power of these technologies may improve efficiency and the care provided to older adults. Strategically adopting technologies can reduce administrative responsibilities, giving clinicians and care givers more time with clients and extending their scope of care.

Proactively seeking out opportunities and pinpointing specific areas where both clients and healthcare workers can benefit from new technologies will greatly bolster the future of the sector.

Our panel of healthcare and technology experts will answer questions such as:

  • What are some of the emerging technologies that may be helpful in our sector?
  • How can these emerging technologies help improve care?

Join the conversation:

April 20th, 2023
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Terminal City Club

Member Tickets: $85
Non-Member Tickets: $135

Tickets include a delicious three course lunch.

Click here to register.
Thank you to our Care to Chat sponsors who make these conversations possible:

*Limited sponsorship opportunities remain. Click here to view the prospectus.

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If you would like more information or have any questions about sponsorship please contact Cathy Szmaus, Vice President | Operations + Corporate Partnerships 604-736-4233 x 226 or

*If necessary, due to Public Health Orders, we will host interactive virtual events.

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