Tag: hca

BCCPA lauds new Health ministry bursary toward practical nursing programs

In response the increased demand for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in B.C., health care assistants will now have more financial support to allow them to ‘ladder up’ their careers to become licensed practical nurses and develop skills to provide care to seniors across the province. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) lauds Minister of Health Adrian Dix […]

BCCPA’s newest HCA Training Program cohort commences this week

BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC are excited to announce that our newest HCA Training Program cohort has officially commenced training this week. A total of 18 new HCAs from across the North Okanagan region will be trained in partnership with Discovery Community College by way of their HCA Diploma Program. The program offers a curriculum where […]

HCA Training Program accelerates with funding for two new cohorts

BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC’s HCA Training Program has been a phenomenal success so far, and our organization continues to receive funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement. We are pleased to report that more opportunities have been approved as we accelerate with this training program.   […]

Reclaiming the value of health-care assistants

Feature image: Brenda Klassen, a health-care assistant, helps Carolyn Grove-Seely, a resident of Menno Place. (Photo by Rebekah Bielefeld) The head of a Columbia Bible College diploma program is seeking to prove the value of health-care assistants and help raise up a new generation of them in B.C. The eight-month program is starting this month […]

Penticton care home partners with Sprott Shaw College to offer no-cost HCA training

BCCPA member Haven Hill Retirement Centre has partnered with Sprott Shaw College to offer health care assistant training at no cost for up to 16 participants. Along with quality education, successful students will be offered employment by the Penticton care home once they have completed the program. “We are incredibly thankful to have received a […]

Vancouver School Board votes Monday on expanding HCA dual credit spaces

Vancouver Coastal Health endorses motion to increase dual credit spaces for health care aides BC Care Providers Association is advocating for the expansion of dual credit programs around British Columbia which allow high school students to gain credits towards their post-secondary Health Care Aide (HCA) diploma. On Monday evening, the Vancouver School Board is voting on a […]