Jen Lyle is Leaving SafeCare BC

June 8, 2021 | News

After seven years, Jen Lyle, CEO of SafeCare BC will be the leaving the organization. Saleema Dhalla, Sr. Director, Strategic Engagements and Development, will be taking over as interim CEO, effective June 21.
Over the past seven years, we’ve achieved much together. From delivering training and education to thousands of people working in the continuing care sector, to developing hundreds of training and safety resources – from Safety Den and Tailored Outreach Program, to Operation Protect and Hearts and Hands – collectively, we’ve worked together to make the continuing care sector a safer, healthier place to be.
Our partners in the continuing care sector – employers, frontline workers, unions, WorkSafeBC, BC Care Providers Association, Denominational Health Association, Alzheimer Society of B.C., and Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division, just to name a few – along with the talented team here at SafeCare BC, have made this possible. And our work isn’t done yet – over the next few months, we’ll continue to build on this strong foundation to deliver on our vision of safe, healthy workplaces in the continuing care sector.
“We’re grateful to Jen for her incredible service and dedication. She leaves an organization that is strong, responsive, and resilient. Over the past seven years, we’ve built deep relationships with the sector and developed a robust organization that’s attuned to sector needs and nimble in its response to them. We will continue to develop those strengths and we look forward to what the future will bring,” says Kerry Bowman, Chair, SafeCare BC board of directors.
“Over the next few weeks and months, SafeCare BC will continue to do what it’s always done – identify sector needs and respond to them in creative and effective ways. That’s who we are and that’s what we’ve collectively built – and I’m thankful to Jen for her role in that,” says Saleema Dhalla, interim CEO, “we’re excited for what the future will bring, and I look forward to working with our members and sector stakeholders to continue the good work done to-date.”
Thank-you to our supporters – and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Saleema directly at