Former health minister heads care providers

Former health minister heads care providers

The BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC will be well prepared for any inquiries or criticisms coming their way over their pandemic response with the appointment of politician and former Liberal Health Minister Terry Lake as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

BCCPA represents more than 350 private long-term care, assisted and independent living and home health operators in the province. The organization’s members house 16,000 seniors in long-term and assisted care and provide home care and support to another 11,000 BC seniors.

Lake was Health Minister from 2013 to 2017 in the provincial Liberal government. He is a former Mayor of Kamloops, university lecturer, veterinary practitioner, businessman and broadcaster.

Lake says: “I am very excited to join BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC as CEO. BCCPA is an organization that I have worked with before, and I have watched it grow into an important force in BC and across Canada in the area of seniors health and housing. In particular during the pandemic, BCCPA has provided decisive leadership to help keep residents and staff in our care homes and independent living sites safe.”

The BCCPA represents non-governmental care providers and independent living operators through EngAge BC. Lake takes on his new role in September.

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