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.

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BCCPA Information

What is the BC Care Providers Association?

Established over 30 years ago, the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) represents more than 130 members who are responsible for more than one-third of all residential seniors' care beds across the province (more than 10,000).

The BCCPA membership represents the full continuum of care, including:

  • long term care
  • home support
  • licensed private pay
  • congregate & assisted living

In addition to providing increasingly complex care to a rapidly aging population, our members employ more than 7,000 staff and care for an average of 4,000 home care clients each year.

BCCPA members have made more than $1.4 billion in capital investment in the province and many members have been in operation for more than 20 years.

The Association supports members by:

  • advocating on industry issues such as appropriate legislation, policy and funding
  • promoting quality care through the adoption of recognized standards
  • recognizing members as providers of high quality, cost effective care and services
  • serving as a credible voice on behalf of the care sector
  • facilitating timely communications and networking opportunities
  • responding effectively to important issues affecting our care sector
  • maintaining active membership in Canadian Alliance of Long Term Care Providers

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