Change Day BC & You

logo-change-dayThe LPNABC is excited to be partnering in Change Day BC, October 15, 2015 and extending a challenge to all of our members to commit to making a change or trying something new to indicate their commitment to changing care for the better. Spread the word at your worksite, child’s day care, anywhere you can make a change. Some of the previous pledges include things like:

Spending a day in a hospital bed to better understand the patient experience.

Introducing oneself by name to patients, residents or clients – a relatively little thing that can positively affect a patient’s experience (and resulted in the global movement #hellomynameis)

It’s as easy as recording your pledge online at and acting on that pledge. Pledges can be big or small. They can be related to any topic of your choice. They are voluntary and a personal commitment to changing care for the better. Even seemingly small pledges can have a positive effect. When combined with all of the other pledges, we can create a tremendous wave of improvement that ripples throughout our organization and system.

So now the question is… what will you pledge? Join the campaign at 1 Day. 5000 Pledges. Unlimited Possibilities.

Change Day BC is online at, Instagram as ChangeDayBC and Twitter with the account @ChangeDayBC and hashtag #ChangeDayBC.

Media Release
CDBC Backgrounder


On the CKNW Sunday Night Sex Show, February 1, 2015, Maureen McGrath interviewed LPNABC Treasurer, Anita Dickson, LPN, and Secretary Brenda Childs, LPN, about the utilization of LPNs in BC. We certainly appreciate the opportunity to speak about our profession. LPNs speaking about LPNs and helping to educate the public about who we are and what we do. Check out the interview. Our thank you to Maureen McGrath of CKNW for this opportunity.


BC Schizophrenia Society Support

The LPNABC is happy to support the BCSS in promoting family involvement among the health professionals.

We as healthcare providers know that the National Guidelines for Family Caregivers recognizes the invaluable contribution that families make caring for the mentally ill. Health professionals need to recognize these contributions, support families, and work with them to ensure the best care possible for people living with mental illness.

Please take a few moments to review and support mental health initiatives. As nurses we advocate and promote on behalf of our patients and their family. Here you can also find the MHCC Family Caregiver Guidelines

Red Cross Ebola Webinar

RedCrossThe Canadian Red Cross will hold National Ebola webinars in February to provide insight into our continuous fight against Ebola and to share the experience of Canadian professionals who have recently returned from mission.

This will also be an invaluable opportunity to highlight the type of professionals we are still seeking and on how to apply.

With a click anyone interested to attend can register for either of the following sessions:

English Webinars:
Tuesday February 10th – 1pm to 2.30pm EST [English live version]
Wednesday, February 11th – 7pm to 8.30pm EST [English replayed version]
Saturday, February 14th – 9am to 10.30am EST [English replayed version]

Red Cross Ebola Connect

System Change for Seniors Care forum

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.

Seniors Forum Poster Feb 6, 2015


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.


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

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