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Jun 08
2021

Jen Lyle is Leaving SafeCare BC

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 […]

Jun 04
2021

Watch the 2021 Safety Den!

In case you missed it—or you want to watch it again—this year’s Safety Den show can now be viewed on our YouTube channel. Links to each video are below. Each of the three episodes offers a look at some great health and safety innovations you can implement at your organization.  Episode 1 As Safety Den […]

Jun 03
2021

Hospital Employees’ Union Becomes Gold Sponsor of Hearts and Hands 2021

We’d like to give a big thank you to Hospital Employees’ Union for becoming a gold sponsor of Hearts and Hands! As a long-time supporter of the event, Hospital Employees’ Union has consistently shown their support of healthcare workers.   Thank you, Hospital Employees Union!   If you would like to become a sponsor of […]

Jun 03
2021

Create your own “JeoPARODY” from Safety Den

As featured in the 2021 Safety Den, here are some resources to help you set up your own Jeopardy-like game.  JeoPARODY Instruction Sheet JeoPARODY how tos abbreviated Free online Jeopardy template Thanks to Community Living Victoria for the resources.    

Jun 02
2021

Castlegar’s Castleview Care Centre takes home top prize at SafeCare BC’s Safety Den competition

Burnaby – Castlegar-based care home impresses with health and safety innovation as Castleview Care Centre takes home top prize of $1,000 at SafeCare BC’s Safety Den competition. The sixth Safety Den, presented by SafeCare BC, is a Dragon’s Den-style competition, where contestants pitch their innovative ideas to reduce workplace injuries and improve the lives of […]

May 31
2021

Safety Den 2021 Submission Highlights – Eden Gardens and Elim Village

The return of Safety Den brought in a record number of submissions. While only three could be chosen to move onto the final round of the contest, we recognized the value in everyone’s entries. Today, we’re highlighting two more great ideas from Safety Den 2021 participants. Eden Gardens As a former finalist of multiple Safety […]

May 18
2021

Safety Den Submission Highlight – Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre

Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre is no stranger to creating a safe work environment — after all, they are the 2019 Safety Den winners. With their new “Safety Video” program, Gemstone is documenting their award-winning approach to workplace health and safety. “It’s about telling a story,” says Gemstone’s clinical practice and safety manager Shelly Cantelo. “I […]

May 03
2021

SafeCare BC Member Survey 2021

Tell us what you think and you could win one of two $100 Gift Cards or a SafeCare BC sponsored coffee break for your organization.  SafeCare BC is your health and safety association. We want to know the health and safety issues that are important to you. We want to create education programs, tools and […]

Apr 28
2021

Day of Mourning

Across Canada, April 28 is recognized as the Day of Mourning. On this day, we acknowledge those who have died, or suffered serious injury or illness in the workplace. This past year has been a challenging one for healthcare workers—the physical, mental and emotional toll, both direct and indirect, has been immense.Today, we acknowledge those […]

Apr 19
2021

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the Pandemic – Care for Caregivers

It only takes a quick glance to see the impact of COVID-19 in our communities. Wearing masks in public has become the norm, the arrows in grocery stores that safely direct us, and most indoor activities have been curtailed or have limiting restrictions. However, one of the pandemic’s biggest impacts is something we cannot see […]