Meet the Safety Dragons

March 19, 2021 | News


The deadline for Safety Den—the Dragons’ Den style event featuring ideas from continuing care workers—is March 26.

But don’t worry, it’s easy to submit. Just let us know your idea for improving workplace health and safety by filling out this online form, and you’re well on your way towards winning the top prize of $1000. Low risk for the chance of a high reward!

After that, all that’s standing between you and $1000 is one thing—well, three—the Safety Dragons!

The Safety Dragons are the judges of the Safety Den competition. Don’t let the name fool you, they’re nothing to be afraid of—nor do they breathe fire.

We’re excited to announce this year’s new Safety Dragons:

Jackie Reiners is the executive director of Augustine House, an assisted and independent living residence in Ladner. She believes quality of life to be integral to what we do in seniors care. Jackie admits to not being a regular viewer of the Dragon’s Den, but when playing Dungeons and Dragons with her kids, her dragon character would be an ‘engaged sceptic’. She loves hearing about new and innovative ideas, but you will have to show her the benefits! She promises to be open and fair and willing to accept bribes, as long as they involve coffee. (sounds a bit contradictory, Jackie!)

Rob Senghera is a past winner of the Safety Den, and as such is no stranger to the life of celebrity that comes to anyone who wins this prestigious competition. Gala dinners, lucrative endorsement contracts are but a small example of what awaits the next Safety Den winner. Rob brings his 19 years of healthcare safety experience back to Safety Den, this time as a Dragon and is looking forward to selecting the next great idea to promote health and safety within the continuing care sector.

Ava Turner is the executive director of Burnaby’s George Derby Care Society, overseeing the operations of both the George Derby Centre, a 300-resident care home, and The Derby Manor, an independent living residence. Ava says she will be a fair and curious Dragon, and adds that her good sense of humour is something her colleagues appreciate about her.