EquipCare BC: Climate Action

About EquipCare BC Climate Action

EquipCare BC brings safety and quality of life items to publicly funded long-term care and assisted living operators. B.C.’s Ministry of Health is awarding an additional $6 million grant to BCCPA to mitigate the impacts of climate change on seniors and their caregivers. The application period opens June 17th, 2024 and closes September 19th, 2025. 

Some examples of what operators are able to purchase include equipment addressing air quality, temperature controls, water quality, emergency management preparation, and energy reduction measures. Some examples under these categories include HEPA air purification systems, air conditioners, UV window films, emergency management kits and supplies, generators, heat island reduction, EV charging stations, and solar rooftops.

EquipCare BC Information

EquipCare BC Climate Action (2024-2025) is open from June 17, 2024 to September 19, 2025.

Publicly funded assisted living units and publicly funded long-term care beds in British Columbia are eligible for funding of safety and quality of life items. More information about program guidelines and eligibility can be found here. The eligible list of items is available here.

The guiding principles of the program and how grants will be distributed have been established and can be viewed here.

The EquipCare BC Climate Action terms and conditions can be reviewed here prior to initiating your application.

Find frequently asked questions about EquipCare BC Climate Action here

EquipCare BC Climate Action (2024-2025) application link open as of June 17, 2024.

(For approved applications only) You can submit your climate action invoices and receipts through this portal

Once you receive your grant funding, submit your feedback and testimonials here. We would be happy to hear from you!

Snezana Ristovski, Senior Director of Programs & Organizational Development at programs[at]bccare.ca. We experience a high volume of calls and inquiries during application and funding periods. We will be happy to assist you as soon as we can.

Advisory Committee

Oversight for EquipCare BC is provided by a group of industry stakeholders and government, including representatives from BCCPA, SafeCare BC, Denominational Health Association, and the Ministry of Health.

Press Release

Ministry of Health B.C. press release May 31, 2024.

BCCPA News Release May 31, 2024

Listen: BCCPA Interim Board VP, Marc Kinna, on Radio NL 610 AM with Brett Mineer May 31, 2024

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