News

Jan 09
2020

Call for Board Nominations 2020

In the lead up to our 2020 Annual General Meeting, SafeCare BC is taking nominations for four positions on the board. At Large Director (Employer): This position shall be an elected position limited to persons with a senior leadership role within an organization providing home care and support services. At Large Director (Front-line Worker): This […]

Dec 17
2019

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

  The holiday season can be a hectic time, so SafeCare BC has compiled a few simple steps you can take to stay safe during the winter. Deck the halls…safely The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has some great tips on how you can decorate – safely. Here are a few tips: Check […]

Dec 16
2019

A Quick Update on Spark

Earlier this year, SafeCare BC established Spark, a grant program for continuing care organizations that want to boost safe handling or violence prevention initiatives at their organization. With funding from Spark, organizations can enroll their staff in training opportunities – such as the workshops provided by SafeCare BC – and pay for replacement workers. By […]

Dec 15
2019

Join the Huddle — SafeCare BC Safety Huddle Handbook

Huddles aren’t just for football players! SafeCare BC is proud to reveal the new Safety Huddle Handbook, available on our website and our app. Safety huddles are a great way to engage staff in relevant and timely conversations about their workplace health and safety. They encourage a continuous and open dialogue about safety in your […]

Dec 09
2019

SafeCare BC applauds provincial government for investing in safety for health care workers

SafeCare BC is applauding the provincial government for committing, as part of the latest round of collective bargaining, $8.5 million over the next three years to support a recently announced agency, which will help support workplace safety in health care. “Investing in health and safety is not only the right thing to do but will […]

Dec 09
2019

A Message From SafeCare BC CEO Jen Lyle

Over the next three years, the Ministry of Health is committing $8.5 million to support the creation of a new occupational health and safety agency for health care as part of the latest round of collective bargaining. We have strongly advocated for more workplace health and safety resources for the continuing care sector. With this […]

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 […]