News

Apr 17
2019

What You Need to Know: Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act

Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act Regarding Mental Disorder Presumption On April 16, 2019, amendments to mental disorder presumption regulations under the Workers Compensation Act took effect. What is it? Section 5.1 of the Workers Compensation Act allows for claims of work-related psychological injury. Under this section of the Act, a psychological injury may be the primary injury, or it […]

Apr 10
2019

Spotlight on New Staff: Zach Butler

We would like to welcome Zach Butler to the SafeCare BC team, as Digital Media and Communications Coordinator. Before joining SafeCare BC, Zach attended Simon Fraser University where he received a degree in Communications. What interested you about working at SafeCare? Being able to work for an association that aims to help people. Continuing care […]

Mar 18
2019

There’s “Snow” in the Forecast…

“Snow” in the Forecast for Hearts and Hands It may be spring, but there’s “Snow” in the forecast for health care assistants in BC. But not just any snow – Teepa Snow. SafeCare BC is pleased to announce that Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for dementia care, is coming to […]

Mar 06
2019

Did You Miss the Civility Matters! Webinar!

If you missed last week’s Civility Matters! webinar, don’t worry we recorded it. We encourage you to share the recording with your staff and co-workers. With 113 people registered, this has been our most popular webinar to date. We would like to thank our three panelists, who shared such great insight into the important issue: […]

Feb 27
2019

How One Organization is Responding to Workplace Incivility

Home to more than 700 seniors, Abbotsford’s Menno Place offers a full range of housing and long-term care options—from independent living to residential complex care. On February 27, Trish Giesbrecht, Manager of Care at Menno, will be a panelist on a webinar hosted by SafeCare BC that will discuss the concept of incivility in the […]

Feb 26
2019

Spotlight on New Staff: Katie Schultz

We would like to welcome Katie Schultz to the SafeCare BC team, as a Learning and Development Advisor. Katie brings to her position a wealth of experiences in the field of Education. Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? SafeCare BC has given me the opportunity to contribute to a cause that I think […]

Feb 15
2019

Why You Should Stand Up to Incivility: Q&A With Rhonda Croft

Bullying and incivility is a major problem in workplaces, homes, schools, and online.  SafeCare BC and its members can play a role in creating safe, healthy, and civil workplaces. As part of its Civility Matters! campaign, SafeCare BC invites you to participate in a webinar on February 27. Rhonda Croft, Acting Executive Councillor with the […]

Feb 07
2019

How Incivility Can Impact Your Workplace: Q&A with Dr. Heather Cooke

Dr. Heather Cooke has more than 20 years’ experience working in dementia care, in both a front-line and research capacity. Her current research focuses on the workplace relationships of front-line care staff, including workplace incivility and bullying. Heather’s work is supported by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and […]

Feb 07
2019

Video takes an honest look at the relationship between families and continuing care providers of people living with dementia

Families and continuing care providers work together to provide good quality, person-centred care for people living with dementia – yet sometimes this experience is marked by frustration or resistance on both sides. A new video produced by SafeCare BC and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. explores the challenges and successes of caring for people living […]

Jan 31
2019

Op-ed: Reducing Workplace Injuries Important to Maintaining Heath Care Staffing Levels

The following op-ed piece submitted by Jen Lyle, SafeCare BC’s CEO, was published in The Vancouver Sun on January 26.  In a Jan. 19 column, Christine Sorensen of the B.C. Nurses’ Union said staffing shortages are an issue for the health sector. She’s right. But missing in this conversation is that workplace injuries are a […]