Put your idea to the test at the Safety Den

January 23, 2018 | News

Do you have an idea or innovation that will help prevent workplace injury—and improve the health and safety of continuing care workers? Of course you do! We want to hear from you. 

SafeCare BC is holding its third-annual Safety Den, proudly sponsored by Points West Healthcare. This exciting Dragon’s Den style competition highlights safety innovations in both long-term care and home care and community and health support.

Not only will you feel good about sharing your idea with others, but you will have the chance to win a cash prize. Three finalists will be selected to compete at the Safety Den, which will be held at the BC Care Providers Association conference on Monday, May 28.

The finalists will present their safety innovations to a panel of judges, which we call Safety Dragons. Questions from our Dragons, moderator, and audience will make for an entertaining and interactive experience.

Prize money is being sponsored by Points West Healthcare:

  • First prize: $1,000
  • Second prize: $750
  • Third Prize: $500

To apply, please tell us about your safety innovation in a video of less than two-minutes or a word submission of 300 words or less. It’s easy to submit, tell us the following

  1. What is your idea or innovation
  2. How does it improve workplace safety?
  3. What has been, or will be the impact?

Submissions can be sent to Ken Donohue at kdonohue@safecarebc.ca. The deadline for submissions is April 27.

DOWNLOAD a poster for your workplace and share with co-workers

We are also introducing a new category for commercial vendors, three of whom will pitch their innovative safety idea or product that will reduce workplace injuries. One organization will then be awarded with the Safety Innovation of the Year.


Check out last year’s finalists.