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Nov 18
2019

What You Do Matters: Passing on Knowledge

For Jessica Michalchuk, taking SafeCare BC’s Violence Prevention course was a no-brainer. At the time, she was a clinical practice coordinator at Haven Hill Retirement Centre, in Penticton. She wanted to brush up on her skills and techniques and the course was a perfect fit. “What I loved about it was the skills you learn, so […]

Nov 14
2019

Want to Win $1000? Submit to Safety Den!

Have an idea that can help improve health and safety in the workplace? We want to hear it! The fifth-annual Safety Den will take place May 25 at the BC Care Providers Association Conference, in Whistler. This Dragon’s Den-inspired event is a showcase of ideas from people like you –continuing care workers passionate about improving […]

Nov 05
2019

Introducing Learning [Space]

Announced at the Hearts & Hands conferences, SafeCare BC is proud to share with you the launch of Learning [Space]. Accessible on your computer, laptop, or mobile device, Learning [Space] is a platform that allows you to access online and in-person workplace health and safety training. Signing up is easy! Visit www.safecarebclearningspace.ca to create your account […]

Nov 05
2019

Hear from our TOP Performers

The Tailored Outreach Program – TOP for short – was established in 2018 by SafeCare BC to help continuing care organizations reduce injuries and improve health and safety. Since the program started, more than 25 organizations have become a part of TOP. These organizations work closely with SafeCare BC to create an action plan that […]

Oct 29
2019

Recapping Hearts & Hands

Hearts & Hands – the conference that celebrates, educates, and inspires health care assistants – took place last week in Langley and Victoria. SafeCare BC would like to thank everyone who took part in this year’s event and helped make it a success. Emcee Brenda Robinson and keynote presenter Teepa Snow’s stage presence made for […]

Oct 29
2019

Report: Analysis of Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP) & Impacts on Worker Safety

Established in 2017, the Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program aims to enhance safety and quality of life for residents living in publicly-funded long-term care homes in British Columbia. With funding of $10 million provided by the BC Ministry of Health, the program allowed care providers to purchase new equipment and technology to enhance the lives of […]

Oct 29
2019

Hearts & Hands Presentations

Teepa Snow Presentations Learning the Difference Between Confrontational and Supportive Communication Managing Behaviour Starts With Yourself Changing Resistance to Care to Participation in Care Langley Breakout Sessions Civility Matters – Dr. Heather Cooke, Rhonda Croft, Trish Giesbrecht Taking Care: Finding a New Balance in Work and in Life – Dan Levitt Victoria Breakout Sessions Psychological First […]

Oct 18
2019

Health Care Assistant Day – Thank You Video

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day. Today is our chance to do what we should do every day ⁠— recognize and celebrate the dedication of each and every Health Care Assistant. Whether it is for a resident in your community or a client in their home, you provide care for those in need. As […]

Oct 16
2019

Spotlight on New Staff: Russ Davies

We would like to welcome Russ Davies to the SafeCare BC team, as the Acting Manager, Member Services and Public Relations. Russ joins the team with over 20 years of award-winning retail marketing, media and communication expertise. Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? The invitation to learn, contribute and grow with a young, forward-thinking Not-For-Profit […]

Oct 01
2019

WorkSafeBC Webinar: Rate Consultation

Presented by WorkSafeBC, these two webinars discuss the preliminary assessment rates for 2020 and the factors that influenced the rates. These webinars also provide insight on what can be done to help reduce injury rates and help workers return to work sooner.   Click here to view the long-term care webinar. Click here to view […]