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Daniel Fontaine

CEO, BC Care Providers Association

Daniel has an extensive background working in the non-profit and private sectors,

as well as government. A graduate of the University of Manitoba in political science,

Daniel went on to become one of B.C.’s most sought after political advisors and

campaign organizers, working closely with provincial Cabinet ministers, a

Vancouver mayor as chief of staff, and a leading Canadian academic.

A frequent guest on television news and radio talk show panels, Daniel is also a

former political columnist with 24 Hours Newspaper.

Daniel serves on a number of boards including as a Director for Douglas College and

on the BC College of Psychologists from 2004-2010. He currently serves on the

Board of SafeCare BC and an advisory committee for the Mayor of New Westminster,


In 2012, Daniel was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service.

He and his wife Andrea and their son reside in the historic Queen’s Park

neighbourhood where Daniel volunteers for the local youth hockey league.
It's Time To Take Real Action Towards Senior ASSOCIATED PRESS

It's Time To Take Real Action Towards Senior Care

The story of Anita and Wolfram Gottschalk being separated after 62 years of marriage has triggered a public response that few could have imagined just days ago. Predictably, other stories are coming out in follow up media reports. It seems everyone has some experience to share with finding care for elderly couples -- often with varying needs. At BC Care Providers Association, we might have predicted that a story like this would eventually catch the public's attention. For the past 2 years we have been engaging with government, our health authorities, medical professionals, and member stakeholders on developing creative solutions to meet the growing need.
08/30/2016 11:53 EDT