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.
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
NEW: Seniors Care HR Strategy Released
Report Offers Insight into Human Resources Issues in Seniors Care Sector – (click here for news release)