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Broad Canadian coalition launches drive to put long-term care reform front-and-centre in federal election

18 organizations including unions representing the majority of Canada’s health workers call for long-term care overhaul, increased federal funding conditional on meeting long-term care national standards, and phasing out of the for-profit long-term care September 2nd, 2021—Citing problems in long-term care exacerbated by COVID-19, a broad coalition of unions and other community stakeholders is urging party leaders to put an urgently-needed overhaul of long-term care at the top of their priorities.…Read More

All Candidates Meeting on Seniors Issues

September 13, 2021 - 07:00 pm

  The Jewish Seniors Alliance, Marpole Oakridge Family Place, South Vancouver Seniors Network, South Granville Seniors Centre, COSCO BC, and BC Health Coalition partnered to host an All Candidates Meeting for the Vancouver South and Vancouver Granville ridings for federal Election 2021. The focus of the meeting was on issues that are important to seniors. Seniors from various organizations had the chance to ask candidates questions about their parties' plans to improve the lives of seniors.…Read More

Member Spotlight: Rachel 'HL' Lau, Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice

Before their current role as Program Manager at Yarrow, Rachel was the Project Coordinator for the Speak My Language project, where they supported youth producers in the process of creating multilingual radio docs featuring low-income Chinese seniors and their experiences with BC's healthcare system. Click here to learn more about Speak My Language.  BCHC staff caught up with Rachel to learn more about the Speak My Language project and the work of Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice. …Read More

Committing to Seniors Care: Addressing the Gaps

December 1, 2020 - 12:00 pm

  Thank you for joining us for this second webinar in our series focused on Committing to Seniors Care. This particular webinar focused on the gaps in our Seniors Care system within home care/support, assisted living, and long-term care and how we can address those gaps.  Our three speakers for this webinar were:…Read More

Committing to Seniors Care: Removing the Profit Motive

November 24, 2020 - 12:00 pm

  Thank you for joining us for this first webinar in our series focused on Committing to Seniors Care. This particular webinar focused on the impacts of the profit motive on Seniors Care and on how we can ensure that public funding for care is spent directly on care in LTC. Our three speakers for this webinar were:…Read More

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