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IPAC British Columbia (IPAC BC)

Welcome to IPAC BC: A chapter of IPAC Canada since 1987!

We would like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the traditional and unceded territory of over 200 distinct First Nations in BC including the Coast Salish, Dakelh, Dene, Haida, Kaska Dene, Nisga’a, Okanagan, Sekani, Sto:lo, Tahltan, Tsilhquot’in, Wet’suwet’en, Metis, and Innuit People.  There are more than 200 distinct First Nations in BC each with their own unique traditions and history. We are committed to working towards reconciliation.‚Äč 

As a health care organization, we recognize that there is systemic racism within and throughout our institutions, and that we have the responsibility and power to create culturally safe and appropriate environments of care.

Our Chapter

Our Chapter has 316 members and covers all of British Columbia including Vancouver island. Of the IPAC BC members there is Infection Prevention and Control representation from all 6 health authorities including Providence Health Care, Industry Representation, the Good Samaritan Society, and Yale town House Society. There is representation from Acute Care, Residential Care and Mental Health and Substance Use programs. There is representation from Epidemiology, Medical Microbiologists and Health Canada - First Nations & Inuit Health. Our chapter was known as BCPIC until 2005 when we changed to CHICA BC, then to IPAC BC in 2014.

The goal of the chapter is to enhance the quality of health care by providing a forum for education and the exchange of information on communicable diseases, the control and prevention of infection in the patient/client/resident, the health care worker and the public at large.

To learn more about our chapter and its members, click here to see our 2016 3M Chapter Achievement Award submission.  

Our Objectives

  • Provide formal educational opportunities for chapter members, enabling an increase of knowledge and expertise in Infection Prevention and Control.
  • Provide assistance and support to chapter members through the free exchange in ideas, information and expertise.
  • Promote and facilitate a positive working relationship between chapter members and all allied health care professionals, including their representative professional organizations, in order that IPAC BC members may be seen as the primary resource persons in the field of Infection Control.
  • Participate in the growth and strengthening of IPAC Canada by providing liaison persons and chapter input for committee deliberations and tasks

 

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