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Become a Member

Become a Member

Learn the benefits of BCCPA and EngAge BC membership

BCCPA is proud to be the leading voice for the seniors living and wellness sector in British Columbia. Through our operating arm EngAge BC, we also represent the distinct needs of our private independent living members.

We support our members through policy development and advocacy, innovative programs and marketing, and by providing networking and knowledge sharing opportunities through our dynamic events and member workshops.

There are 4 general membership categories:

Service providers and independent living are voting members, while commercial and associate memberships are considered non-voting. All members are welcome to attend BCCPA annual general meetings. BCCPA service provider and independent living members members are automatically eligible to access all programs and services provided by EngAge BC at no additional charge*.

See the linked pages to learn the advantages of a long-term care, independent living, assisted living, home supportcommercial or associate membership, and read about additional member benefits, as well as opportunities to participate in meaningful work as a board or committee member.

We are available anytime to discuss the benefits of joining our dynamic organization, and how we can assist and support you.

Click on one of the tabs below to register!

*Additional EngAgeBC program fees may apply. Check the EngAge BC website for more details.

Questions about becoming a member? Contact Mike Klassen, VP, Public Affairs
Office: (604) 736-4233 x 231 Email: mklassen@bccare.ca

Membership Information & Rates

In order to become a BCCPA service provider (voting) member, you must operate either a long-term care home or assisted living building, or provide home care or home support services in British Columbia.

Annual membership fees for long-term care or assisted living service providers are calculated by the number of beds/units operated by the provider, or the hours of care delivered in the case of a home health provider — see current rates below.

To apply, fill and submit our online membership application.

Annual Membership Fee (Long-Term Care): $33.00/bed/year

Annual Membership Fee (Assisted Living): $25.25/unit/year

*Does your company have a combined count of 200 or more long-term care beds and/or assisted living units? Then click here to access BCCPA's corporate discount schedule.

**Service providers with assisted living or care homes which are currently under construction are invited to join us as associate members ($595/year).

Annual Membership Fee (Home Health): $0.02/hour/year

***Home health minimum fee is $400/year, and maximum fee is $6,000/year.

Note: All fees paid by our members, including business information such as hours of care delivered are kept strictly confidential.

If you own or operate an independent living site, you are eligible to become a member of EngAge BC, an operating arm of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA).

By becoming an EngAge BC member, you are not only automatically eligible to access the various programs and services offered through EngAge BC, but you also receive the benefits of being a BCCPA member.

Independent living members are also able to access public affairs support from BCCPA. Staff can assist with any issues of concern which might pertain to decisions or policies being implemented at the municipal, provincial or federal level.

For the purposes of membership, independent living refers to seniors' housing where hospitality services are provided, such as meals, housekeeping, laundry and recreation activities. This definition does not refer to suites where the resident receives assisted living or care services delivered by the operator, nor does it include housing without hospitality services.

Annual Membership Fee (Independent Living): $20.00/suite/year ***Independent living minimum fee is $400/year.

To join EngAge BC as an independent living member, fill and submit our online membership application.

Organizations that do not qualify as a service provider can join as a commercial member. Our commercial members typically offer products and services of interest to service providers such as insurance, communications technology or IT services, furniture, or safety equipment.

To apply as a commercial member, fill and submit our online membership application.

Annual Membership Fee (Commercial): $995 + GST

An associate member is either a not-for-profit organization or an individual whose work supports or compliments that of BC Care Providers Association in the area of seniors care. Associate members are discouraged from selling or marketing products and/or services to our service provider members.

To apply, fill and submit our associate member application.

Annual Membership Fee (Associate): $595

  • Goods and Services Tax (5%) is only applied to commercial memberships.
  • All membership applications are subject to final review and formal approval by the BCCPA Board of Directors and are normally processed within 30 calendar days.
  • Payment by cheque or credit card is due at the time of the application for membership, and will be processed when the application is approved by the Board of Directors.
  • We only accept membership dues payments up to $1,000 by credit card.
  • BCCPA members must abide by the organization's Code of Ethics, available to read here.
  • The newly approved membership fee structure posted above takes effect on November 26, 2018.