For far too long, seniors in B.C.’s care homes haven’t been getting the care they deserve. The pandemic revealed that our long-term care system is fragile and under strain. Seniors and workers are paying the price.

Long-term care workers are doing their best, but they can't do it alone.

At our 40th Annual General Meeting, delegates voted to endorse the Hospital Employees' Union’s Care Can't Wait campaign and join the calls for a long-term solution for our long-term care system.

Today’s B.C. government has committed to fixing long-term care and assisted living. It’s started – by hiring more workers to make seniors’ care better. That’s the right direction. But there’s more we can do.

The Care Can't Wait campaign is asking the government to:
  • Make new care spaces public or non-profit – not operated by private companies.
  • Fix the staffing crisis – with common standards for better wages, benefits and working conditions, no matter where you work.
  • Stop the contracting out of care and support.
  • Force private companies to follow regulations, meet standards, and increase transparency.

Email your MLA today to show your support for the HEU's Care Can't Wait campaign and to urge the government to do more to improve the issues facing our long-term care sector, its workers and our seniors.