If you are a non-government long-term care operator in British Columbia, you are eligible to become a member of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA). By becoming a BCCPA member, you are also eligible to access the unique programs and services offered by EngAge BC – an operating arm of BCCPA. Every day, BC Care Providers Association strives to strengthen our province’s long-term care sector. Join over 350 service providers and commercial organizations from who have already become members today!
Our long-term care membership currently represents the majority of non-government operators in B.C. Read below to learn some of the reasons why in the last 5 years our membership has increased by over 25 per cent.
Ten Reasons Why Long-Term Care Providers Should Join BCCPA
- BCCPA has a strong 16-member Board of Directors who come from across the province. The majority are senior leaders from within the long-term care sector;
- BCCPA conducts regular roundtables and consultation sessions with our members to assist in our advocacy. We hold province-wide CEO listening tours to hear from care providers;
- BCCPA has been the leading organization that advocates for increased funding for more care staff and capital infrastructure from the provincial government;
- BCCPA is a member of the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care, which advocates for national strategies to support our sector.
- BCCPA helped to create SafeCare BC, an organization funded by WorkSafeBC to train seniors’ care workers, in order to reduce workplace injuries;
- We regularly release influential policy papers, and submit an annual budget submission to the Ministry of Finance;
- We host the largest seniors’ care conference in western Canada. This premier event attracts global speakers who address a number of key topics of concern to long-term care operators — BCCPA members receive special rates;
- We have multiple committees made up of members and board directors that are always looking for new volunteers. Topics include policy, member engagement and quality of life issues;
- When issues arise that affect the long-term care sector, we take these concerns directly to organizations such as Health Employers Association of BC, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Health, and WorkSafeBC;
- We proactively respond to the concerns of long-term care providers through unparalleled media relations and communications efforts.
See our Membership page for the current fee structure.
To join BCCPA as a service provider, please fill out and submit our online membership application.
**Note: service providers with assisted living or long-term care homes which are currently under construction are invited to join us as Associate Members ($595/year).