Tag: health human resources

BC Builds to help address worker housing and staffing shortages

Earlier this week, the Government of British Columbia launched BC Builds, which will deliver more lower-cost, middle-income rental homes faster. This new initiative brings together government, community and non-profit owned and underused land with $2 billion in low-cost financing and a commitment of $950 million for the overall program. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and […]

Allied Health Strategic Plan webinars

This week, the B.C. Ministry of Health announced the release of the Allied Health Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan), which focuses on recruitment, retention, training and redesigning of the allied health workforce, to ensure people have access to the health-care providers they need. The Strategic Plan was created as part of the B.C. Health Human Resources (HHR) […]

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.   […]

New health investments aim to address critical staff shortages in seniors’ care sector

B.C.’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan includes innovative health care career pathway & enhanced flu vaccines Burnaby, B.C. (September 10, 2020): The leading organization representing B.C.’s non-government seniors’ care and retirement living operators — BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) — is lauding the announcement of a $1.6 billion pandemic preparedness plan led by the province’s Ministry of […]

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 […]

Seniors care is “honourable” and rewarding career path, say survey respondents

November 1, 2018 (Burnaby, B.C.) – A province-wide survey conducted by the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) indicates an overwhelming majority of health care workers in B.C. find their careers intrinsically rewarding and would recommend seniors care jobs to friends and family members. The survey which ran during the month of August asked nurses (both […]

Health care worker survey receives overwhelming response

Late in July, BCCPA launched a survey targeting nurses (both RNs and RPNs), LPNs and care aides why they chose seniors care as their career path as part of our BC Cares Renewal strategy to address worker shortages in the sector. To our great delight, the survey elicited an overwhelming response of nearly 1,200 care workers […]

BCCPA responds to BCLI’s Employment Standards Act Review

Last week the BC Care Providers Association issued a report which responds to the 78 recommendations put forward in a consultation paper issued by the BC Legal Institute (BCLI), as part of the Employment Standard Act Reform Project. BCCPA’s report was supported by BCCPA’s Board of Directors and was informed by a working group of […]