System change for seniors care

A forum with BC's Ombudsperson and new Seniors Advocate, and opportunity to strategize about how we can secure major improvements to fractured and inadequate services.

WHERE & WHEN:

Date: Friday February 6, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Location: Hilton Metrotown (6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby)
Cost: $25 (a free option is available if you cannot afford this fee)

Funds to assist with travel costs for those outside the Lower Mainland are available – please call or email for details. 

THIS COMMUNITY FORUM IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Hear from Isobel Mackenzie, BC's new Seniors Advocate, about her plans to monitor and advocate for better services.
  • Hear from Kim Carter, BC's Ombudsperson, about her office's ongoing role in monitoring the government’s response to her recommendations on seniors care.
  • Ask the Advocate and Ombudsperson questions, and share your ideas and priorities with them
  • Support seniors, advocates, and seniors-serving organizations to have a voice in provincial and federal policy issues.
  • Participate in workshops, learn more the specific issues you care about, and strategize together about how to make seniors services better. 

PROGAM OVERVIEW:

8:30am

Registration, coffee/snacks, networking

9:30am

Comments and introduction by Kim Carter, Ombudsperson & Keynote address by Isobel Mackenzie, Seniors Advocate – followed by Q&A session

11:45am

Lunch (provided)

12:45pm

Breakout sessions round 1

2:30pm

Break

2:45pm

Breakout sessions round 2

4:15pm

End of forum

Each breakout session will feature short talks/presentations, followed by lots of time for discussion and sharing ideas for action. Breakout session topics: Affordable housing • Seniors centres • Home support • Residential care • Transportation • Inequality and poverty

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Seniors and people of all ages who want a voice in their future
  • Service providers, caregivers, community organizations or others who work directly with seniors
  • Organizations representing service providers or seniors care workers
  • Advocates, researchers and policy makers

GETTING THERE:

The Hilton Metrotown is located on McKay Avenue between Kingsway and Central Blvd in Burnaby. Paid parking is available below the hotel. Find detailed transit options at http://translink.ca.

PRESENTED BY:

  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office
  • BC Health Coalition 

We are grateful to the following organizations for their financial support of this event:

  • BC Government & Service Employees' Union
  • Hospital Employees' Union
  • BC Retired Teachers' Association

 

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:15pm
Hilton Metrotown
6083 McKay Ave
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7
Canada