Chris Morrissey #PrideMonth interview: Creating queer positive care for seniors

BCCPA and EngAge BC have featured web content throughout June to celebrate #PrideMonth and we are wrapping up the end of the month with an exclusive video feature resulting from our ongoing Aging with Pride collaborations with Dignity Seniors Society. In an interview with BCCPA VP Mike Klassen, long-time activist Chris Morrissey speaks openly about […]

Creating LGBTQ2S+ inclusive and age-friendly communities this Pride Month

Throughout Pride Month, BCCPA and EngAge BC celebrates older adults in the LGBTQ2S+ community and recognizes both the achievements they have made, and the barriers they continue to face. Across the country, many projects and initiatives are looking at the experiences of Queer older adults, and aiming to make positive changes. One example of this […]

Celebrating Pride at your independent living residence in June

June is pride month. Hosting Pride events can be a valuable way to build community in your independent living residence, and to show 2SLGBTQ+ clients that they are seen, supported, and included. EngAge BC has come up with some ways to celebrate Pride and to mark the achievements of decades of advocacy by the Queer […]

Aging with Pride 2021: BCCPA & Dignity Seniors Society collaborate to promote awareness of ‘LGBTQ2S+ positive’ seniors care

July 27, 2019 (Burnaby, B.C.):  BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA), EngAge BC and Dignity Seniors Society (DSS) are pleased to announce a new collaboration to build upon ongoing efforts to strengthen and promote LGBTQ2S+ inclusiveness and competency in British Columbia’s continuing care sector. The announcement is timed to coincide with Vancouver Pride Week 2021 (hashtag: […]

Researchers want to hear from carers of people who are LGBTQI2S and living with dementia

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and Egale Canada would like to speak to unpaid, primary carers of people who are LGBTQI2S and living with dementia. Participation in this study involves a three-hour time commitment, including attending an introductory meeting and a two-hour focus group (to take place virtually). In appreciation of participation, focus group […]

Island Health Authority is increasing LGBTQ2+ competency

This week, BC Care Providers Association has been running the series, Aging with Pride, which focuses on building LGBTQ2+ competency in a seniors’ living and wellness context. Across the province, local advocates and allies are working to create inclusive spaces for LGBTQ2+ seniors. One example is Nicole Tremblay, who has been leading the Island Health […]

Opinion: As Vancouver Pride enters fifth decade, it’s time to think about our elders

Wishing Happy Pride to LGBTQ2+ seniors By Mike Klassen As Pride in Vancouver enters its fifth decade with a week-long celebration culminating with the spectacular downtown parade on the August long weekend, let’s turn our minds to a part of the LGBTQ2+ community that does not attract the attention a bedazzling, costumed parade participant might. […]

“Aging with Pride” initiative aims to strengthen LGBTQ2+ inclusiveness in B.C.’s continuing care sector

Aging with PrideNew workshop & online resources announced during Vancouver Pride Week July 29, 2019 (Burnaby, B.C.): Today, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is launching “Aging with Pride” – an initiative to strengthen and promote LGBTQ2+ inclusiveness and competency within the continuing care sector when it comes to supporting seniors in British Columbia. The announcement is […]