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Share your Long-Term Care story!

On April 27, 2021, the BC Health Coalition is taking part on a National Day of Action for National Standards in Long Term Care. We invite your organization to join us in action by sharing your LTC story or submitting 1-2 minute video testimonials that show support for national standards.

Click here to read more about the Day of Action for National Standards.

Given COVID-19 restrictions, BCHC will hold a virtual Day of Action event via our Facebook page that will feature a series of short pre-recorded video testimonials. As part of our social media campaign, we will also share additional video testimonials and written testimonials. Please consider submitting a video that shares your LTC story or use the form below to write down your story. 

Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto book cover

We will randomly select one contributor to win a copy of Hiromi Goto's new graphic novel Shadow Life, which follows the story of 76-year-old Kumiko after busting out of her Vancouver care home. Read the Tyee's interview with the author HERE.

Video testimonial guidelines

We are looking for videos that meet the following criteria:

  • Videos that are 1-2 minutes in length
  • A person-centered story that illustrates the need for reform in LTC
  • A broad range of perspectives or experiences: LTC residents, LTC workers, loved ones of LTC residents - our goal is to demonstrate how many lives are touched by LTC
  • Testimonials should include the name and organizational affiliation of the person featured if appropriate, a brief personal LTC story, and end with expressing support for national standards for LTC

We are particularly interested in stories that connect to one of the following specific areas:

  • How the need for profit in private homes has been a barrier to quality of life and good working conditions
  • How adequate staffing impacts good care and good work
  • How care homes are/are not held accountable for the funding they receive and care they deliver

Please submit videos by April 16th by email to info@bchealthcoalition.ca

Written testimonial guidelines

We are looking for written stories that meet the following criteria: 

  • 1 paragraph in length
  • A person-centered story that illustrates the need for reform in LTC
  • A broad range of perspectives or experiences: LTC residents, LTC workers, loved ones of LTC residents - our goal is to demonstrate how many lives are touched by LTC
  • Testimonials could include the name and organizational affiliation of the person featured if appropriate, a brief personal LTC story, and end with expressing support for national standards for LTC
  • Option of submitting an anonymous story 
Optional: If you are open to being contacted for follow-up, please provide an e-mail where we can contact you.