Jun 21

WorkSafeBC Webinar: Mental Health Disorders

Presented by WorkSafeBC, this free webinar provides an in-depth explanation of the recent amendments made to the mental disorder presumptive clause. With the presumptive clause now covering nurses, care aides, and emergency dispatchers, it is important to know what this means for you. Presenters Mike Paine and Ed Dowling have extensive knowledge of health and […]

Jun 10

Crisis in Continuing Care Covered by BC Media

SafeCare BC CEO Jennifer Lyle’s discussion with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health has caught the attention of the local media. Declaring that the continuing care sector is in a state of crisis, Lyle spoke to the severe rate of violence-related injuries occurring in the sector. “Consider the numbers: Nationally, time-loss claims due […]

Jun 05

SafeCare BC’s CEO Speaks on Crisis in Continuing Care Sector with House of Commons Standing Committee on Heath

Media Release SafeCare BC’s CEO Speaks on Crisis in Continuing Care with House of Commons Standing Committee on Heath Burnaby, B.C. (June 5, 2019): SafeCare BC CEO Jennifer Lyle addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health on June 4 on workplace violence in Canada’s continuing care sector. Lyle—speaking on behalf of the Canadian […]

May 31

Gemstone Discusses Safety Den With Kamloops Media

Safety Den winner Gemstone Care Centre has caught the attention of the local Kamloops media.   Following their first interview with Radio NL, Gemstone returned for a follow-up discussion about the competition. Listen to it here: Radio NL also published a news story about the care centre’s victory. Read the article here. Gemstone’s triumph was […]

May 30

Congratulations to the Safety Den 2019 Winners!

Safety Den 2019 Winners The fourth-annual Safety Den capped-off the first day of the BC Care Providers Association Conference with an entertaining show that showed off exciting innovations in the health and safety world. Six brave finalists took to the stage and pitched their ideas to the Safety Dragons. It takes a lot to impress […]

May 24

Safety Den in the News!

Safety Den finalist Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre had a chance to talk with Radio NL in Kamloops earlier this morning to talk about the event. In discussing Safety Den, Gemstone brings up the importance of overall workplace health and safety. We are proud to have this message shared with all Radio NL’s listeners.   The […]

May 16

Spotlight on New Staff: Shaista Khan

We would like to welcome Shaista Khan to the SafeCare BC team, as Occupational Health and Safety Consultant. Shaista completed her Occupational Health and Safety Diploma at the University of New Brunswick. She has a background in Science and has five years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety. Q: What interested you about working […]

May 15

SafeCare BC Member Survey 2019

SafeCare BC’s mission has always been to help foster safer and healthier workplaces for continuing care workers across BC. We design our workshops and programs to equip our members with the knowledge they need – and that’s why we want to hear from you. From May 15 – June 5, SafeCare BC is inviting all […]

May 08

Spotlight on New Staff: Jenn Lesage

We would like to welcome Jenn Lesage to the SafeCare BC team, as Programs and Events Coordinator. Jenn has a degree in Communications, and with a passion for bettering her community, she is thrilled to fuse her passion for event planning with her customer service background to make a difference at SafeCare BC.    Q: […]

May 03

Seeking Applicants for the Technical Advisory Committee

SafeCare BC is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy for a home care and community health support representative on its Technical Advisory Committee. The Committee is made up of representatives from both employers and labour, and we strive to have a balance.   The Technical Advisory Committee provides input, expertise, and knowledge to strengthen the […]