Tag: federal government

Media Wrap Up: Health Ministers meeting, long-term health care crisis and more

BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC CEO Terry Lake recently appeared on various media outlets to comment on this week’s meeting with provincial Health Ministers and Federal Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, and the recent updates to the Family and Resident Council requirements. In his interview on the Early Edition with Stephen Quinn on […]

BCCPA in Ottawa Wrap Up Report

Last week, BC Care Providers Association CEO Terry Lake and VP Public Affairs Mike Klassen attended meetings in Ottawa as part of the delegation for the Canadian Association of Long-Term Care (CALTC). During the 3-day trip, BCCPA and CALTC reps engaged several Members of Parliament and Ministry staff around the key issues facing the continuing […]

BCCPA meets Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera at Elim Village

As part of her series of announcements and community engagements throughout British Columbia, Canada’s Minister of Seniors Hon. Kamal Khera met with BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC board and staff members for a tour at one of our member sites, Elim Village Fleetwood in Surrey. Elim Village CEO Ron Pike guided Minister […]

Media Wrap Up: Staffing and funding issues in long-term care

This week, premiers gather in Victoria to demand more healthcare funding from the federal government due to the various challenges in provincial healthcare. Of the many healthcare areas, long-term care (LTC) continues to face challenges in the demographic shift and staffing shortages, with the latter highlighted in the recent UBC report offering various pandemic recommendations. […]

Kelowna roundtables expected to focus on care worker shortage

On Thursday in Kelowna, BCCPA’s Mike Klassen and Rebecca Morris will meet with home care and assisted living (A.L.) providers. Both roundtable events will be part of an eight-part, province-wide listening tour. “To inform our research and advocacy efforts we have made sure that the listening forums are open to both BCCPA members and non-members,” says […]