12-Apr-2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
1952 Bay St.
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1J8

Vancouver Island Chapter Presents
BC's Health Human Resources Pipeline:
Exploring what's restricting the flow of new seniors care workers and how to resolve it

  April 12, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

Ensuring there are a sufficient number of workers to care for our aging population is one of the most pressing issues facing’s B.C.’s fastest growing sector – seniors care. Presently, long-term care, assisted living, and home health care providers report they face a health human resources crisis. An aging workforce, low-recruitment rates, high incidence of worker burnout and injury, funding challenges, and the increasing acuity level of seniors in care are all factors that have contributed to create this “perfect storm.”

With our aging workforce and low recruitment rates, it will be crucial to attract a new generation of workers into the continuing care sector. Providing tuition relief and bursaries for students, as well as other financial incentives to address affordability challenges, will be effective strategies to boost recruitment into the sector. Expanding the delivery of dual credit programs will also allow career-orientated students to graduate from high school ready to work in an industry that is growing quickly and offers both long-term job stability and limited risk of automation. A comprehensive marketing and recruitment campaign, including job fairs and social media, will be needed to complement these financial incentives and advertise job opportunities in the sector.

Daniel Fontaine explores these and other solutions aimed at significantly increasing the capacity of BC’s Health Human Resources Pipeline – one of the only pipeline expansion projects in the province that garners majority public support! Fontaine explores how restrictive immigration polices and increased house values are also helping to further exacerbate the shortage of workers in the publicly funded seniors care sector. Join Fontaine for this interesting and thought-provoking discussion regarding how the solutions to this significant human resource challenge may be easier to implement than w
e think.

Featured Speaker: Daniel Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer, BC Care Providers Association

Daniel Fontaine has an extensive background working within the non-profit and private sectors of British Columbia, as well as provincial government. A graduate of the University of Manitoba in Political Science, Daniel went on to become one of British Columbia’s most sought after political advisors and campaign organizers, working closely with provincial cabinet ministers, a Vancouver Mayor as Chief of Staff, and a leading Canadian academic. Daniel has held his position as Chief Executive Officer of the BC Care Providers Association since January 2013. While in this role, Daniel also holds the responsibilities of Board Chair for The Board of Directors for the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care and Board Member of the SafeCare BC Board of Directors. Previously, Daniel has served on the Board of Directors for Douglas College, and the BC College of Psychologists.

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Networking and light breakfast
Presentation and Q&A
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Webinar fee $15.00

Option: A live webinar session is also available beginning at 8:00 a.m. We hope local members will attend in person to participate in this presentation. Webinar details will be distributed following registration.
There is limited space so please register early. Thank you.

Thank you to our sponsor!   

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.