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lisa@safecarebc.ca

Nov 22
2022

Five new training centres expands health and safety training to more of British Columbia’s continuing care workers 

Healthcare workers in continuing care will have five new in-person health and safety training location options in British Columbia, thanks to a new partnership between SafeCare BC and AgeCare.  With […]

Nov 16
2022

Working Mind Program for long-term care

We have recently partnered with the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care (CALTC) to support a grant they have received from the federal government to boost resiliency and mental health education […]

Nov 16
2022

Care to participate in a new podcast?

SafeCare BC is working with the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division, and CheckingIn, to produce a podcast and video series for caregivers that will be released in 2023. We […]

Oct 25
2022

Workplace violence is the second leading cause of injury for long-term care workers in B.C.

Burnaby, B.C. – Yesterday’s announcement introducing new initiatives to reduce violence in the workplace for healthcare workers in targeted acute care locations is a crucial step in the right direction. […]

Oct 18
2022

Hearts and Hands digital returns

With the success of the digital Hearts and Hands event over the past two years, we are excited to announce the digital platform is returning to accompany the in-person conferences so more people from across the province can enjoy the Hearts and Hands experience.

Oct 06
2022

B.C.’s Health Human Resources strategy pledges to support the occupational and psychological health of healthcare professionals

Burnaby, B.C. – The Ministry of Health’s health human resources strategy promises to build healthy, safe, and inspired workplaces for B.C.’s health care workers. “We are thrilled to see a […]

Sep 28
2022

Founding partner WorkSafeBC sponsors Hearts and Hands

We are pleased to announce that WorkSafeBC is supporting the Hearts and Hands conference, as our Founding Partner. We are appreciative of WorkSafe’s long-time support of this event.

Sep 27
2022

2021 injury trends – home and community health support

The 2021 injury rate for SafeCare BC’s home support members was 3.7 and remained relatively consistent with the previous year’s rate. For the second year in a row, our members […]

Sep 27
2022

2021 injury trends – long term care

The 2021 injury rate for SafeCare BC’s long-term care members decreased 16% from the previous year and outperformed the sector overall. This is good news. However, the cost of injury […]

Sep 16
2022

Support Services Appreciation Day | Tabor Village

Tabor Village is blessed to have an amazing staff in all departments of our support services. Many are long-term employees and have supported seniors for up to 35 years. Every […]