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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

BC Budget misses mark on MSP fees, fails to tackle crisis in seniors care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 21, 2017  Victoria – Today’s provincial budget largely ignores British Columbia’s seniors, despite a rapidly aging population and urgent need for services. “This budget is a major missed opportunity to finally care for our seniors properly,” said Adam Lynes-Ford, BC Health Coalition Campaigner. “Part of the nearly $1 billion surplus could be used to make seniors care available and affordable, but the province is using it instead to replace MSP fee cuts.” …Read More

Canada's Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals

Canada's Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 9th, 2017  Across Canada-- Canada's Health Coalitions signed a joint statement and held a media conference today on the recent bilateral health care deals and called for a united health accord.…Read More

Promising Practices in Residential Care

February 22, 2016 - 09:30 am

Promising Practices in Residential Care How can residential care be provided in ways that respect the needs of seniors, families, workers and managers? Join us at this free public forum to hear about ideas and concrete examples of promising practices found in Canada and other countries. Monday February 22, 2016Vancouver Public LibraryCentral Branch – Alice MacKay Room350 W. Georgia St, Vancouver…Read More

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