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For media inquiries, please contact Ken Donohue – kdonohue@safecarebc.ca

Jan 19
2022

Safety Den is back!

Are you passionate about helping your workplace stay safe? Do you have a safety idea that others should hear about?   …Do you want to win $1000?   Then you should submit to the Safety Den!   Safety Den is a Dragons’ Den-inspired event presented by SafeCare BC, showcasing ideas from people like you—healthcare workers […]

Jan 17
2022

Call for Nominations – SafeCare BC Board – January 2022

SafeCare BC’s volunteer Board is comprised of industry and union leaders, who represent our members in long-term care and home and community care and support, along with representation from WorkSafeBC. If you or someone you know is passionate about health and safety and interested in working more closely with SafeCare BC, consider becoming a part […]

Jan 14
2022

Rapid testing for COVID-19: what you need to know

Long-term care homes The province has sent out more than 200,000 rapid tests through the Provincial Health Services Authority. These tests should have been sent to all long-term care homes in the province, in the form of two shipments per site. The total number of tests sites will receive depends on the number of beds […]

Jan 12
2022

Spotlight on New Staff – Hannah Weinkauf

SafeCare BC is pleased to welcome Hannah Weinkauf to the team as the Project Coordinator. Hannah joins us after having completed her degree from Simon Fraser University with a major in Anthropology, a minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Social Justice. Welcome, Hannah!   Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? Working at […]

Jan 12
2022

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What You Need to Know

On Friday, January 7, the Provincial Health Officer announced that employers would need to bring back their pandemic safety plans under a new health order. The new health measure was announced as BC continues to manage a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The re-activation of the COVID-19 […]

Jan 10
2022

Year in Review – 2021

As we enter the new year, SafeCare BC would like to take a chance to reflect on 2021. From the start of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to the challenges of the Omicron variant and everything in between, the continuing care sector went through a lot. As always, SafeCare BC is here to support you and […]

Jan 05
2022

Rapid Testing and Visitation Update

On December 31, the Provincial Health Officer announced that visits to long-term care homes would be limited to essential visitors only. This was to limit the spread of the Omicron variant and to relieve pressures on staff. Yesterday, she confirmed that in line with the rollout of rapid testing in long-term care, every resident would […]

Jan 04
2022

Spotlight on New Staff: Garrett Chance

Please join us in welcoming Garret Chance to  SafeCare BC as our new Programs Advisor. Garrett joins the team with a major in Kinesiology and a certificate in Project Management. Get to know Garret by reading the Q&A below. Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? What interested me about working at SafeCare BC, […]

Dec 20
2021

Happy Holidays from the SafeCare BC Team

With the start of a new year upon us, SafeCare BC wants to take this opportunity to look back at the past 12 months—and most importantly, thank you for your hard work. The past year has been full of challenges. This isn’t anything you haven’t heard before. Whether you’re a manager, a healthcare assistant, or […]

Dec 09
2021

SafeCare BC CEO Talks Rapid Testing with Radio NL

SafeCare BC CEO Saleema Dhalla spoke with Brett Mineer on Radio NL about the importance of using Rapid Tests as a protection tool against COVID-19. Listen to the interview above. Check out our Rapid Testing page for more information on how you can order your own rapid tests.