What is BC Cares?
BC Cares is a program that was designed by the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) in 2007 to recruit care aides into the growing seniors care sector. Initially developed as a pilot with the Fraser Health Authority, BC Cares became a province-wide initiative in 2009-2009.
Care Providers Approve Establishment of Continuing Care Safety Association to Reduce Work Place Injuries and Address Labour Retention Challenges
Members of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) voted in favour of establishing a Continuing Care Safety Association for British Columbia's long term care and home support sectors at their annual general meeting in Whistler last week (May 29). The BC proposal is based on a successful employer-operated Alberta model that has been in place for five years and delivered significant work place safety improvements for employers and front line staff. BCCPA is working with Work Safe BC on the proposal with the support of funding from the Canada/BC Labour Market Partnership Agreement.
For more background information on the safety association proposal and the resolution that was approved by seniors care providers, click here.
NEW: Seniors Care HR Strategy Released
Report Offers Insight into Human Resources Issues in Seniors Care Sector – (click here for news release)