SafeCare BC Welcomes New Events Coordinator

July 11, 2014 | News


headshotSafeCare BC is pleased to welcome Tracey Ong as the newest Marketing and Events Coordinator for the organization.

Ong steps into the position with a busy year ahead. Earlier in May, SafeCare BC and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. announced the launch of a new initiative to deliver dementia care training to continuing care workers in BC. The partnership between the two organizations will see nearly 500 workshop training spots open up for care workers over the next year, with workshops taking place across the province.

“We are thrilled to have Tracey join our team amidst the excitement and progress of SafeCare BC’s first year as an organization,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED. “With our first Creating Connections dementia care training workshop selling out in just a week, we are keen to get the ball rolling on future workshops and offer leading edge health and safety training to the sector.”

Ong joins the organization with an extensive background in marketing and events planning having worked on numerous events at the Vancouver Film School, University of Alberta, Edmonton Women’s Shelter, and volunteering for numerous organizations. Working with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, Ong coordinated various successful events including Residency Fairs, Surgery Seminars, Careers in Medicine workshops, as well as the faculty’s annual awards ceremony recognizing 95 award recipients for excellence in the field.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Ong received her Bachelor’s of Commerce – Cooperative Education Degree from the University of Alberta, prior to joining the University as a valued staff member. She also pursued internships in Vancouver and Singapore before settling down in Vancouver in 2013.  With her impressive background, and experience coordinating health care workshops, Ong is sure to be an asset to the SafeCare BC team.

“I am excited to coordinate future SafeCare BC workshops, and meet people working in the continuing care sector from across the province.” says Ong. “SafeCare BC presents the opportunity to make a real difference in the sector, and it is a privilege to join the organization as it looks to reduce workplace injuries, and provide those working in the sector with the tools to offer better care and safer workplaces.”

Be sure to keep an eye out for Ong at future SafeCare BC workshops, and she encourages you to reach out with any questions about topics or the workshops themselves.