Health Care Assistant’s Day

October 18, 2020 marks Health Care Assistant’s Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.

Health Care Assistants are dedicated, frontline care providers serving patients and clients in a variety of settings including acute care, long-term care, home and community settings. Health Care Assistants make a tremendous difference in our lives and this annual event has been recognized by unions, educators and employers. Health Care Assistant Day was first officially proclaimed in 2011 by the BC Provincial Government. 

Health Care Assistants may have many different job titles including Community Health Worker, Residential Care Aide, Home Support Worker, Long-Term Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Continuing Care Assistant, and Personal Care Aide.

The one thing all Health Care Assistants in BC have in common is that they provide frontline personal care and assistance services to vulnerable patients, clients and residents. 

Please take the time on Health Care Assistant Day (October 18, 2020) to recognize and thank Health Care Assistants across British Columbia!

Download the Proclamation here.

What do Health Care Assistants in BC value most about their role?



What do Health Care Assistants in BC value most about their role?

“I love helping clients and being out in the community. We have an amazing team. We are always caring for clients, family, and coworkers. I learn something new each and every day!” 

“I am continuously learning, and I am so grateful that my line of work allows me an endless supply of new knowledge.” 

“I always try to look at the positive and definitely love to bring humour to the workplace. I believe in paying it forward, being kind, and at the end of the day knowing that I made a positive difference in someone’s life and put a smile on their face.” 

Photos and testimonials provided by Interior Health, Providence Health and Vancouver Coastal Health.

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