News

May 08
2019

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
2019

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 […]

May 01
2019

Safety Den Finalists

When we first put out the call for Safety Den submissions, we had a suspicion there were some great ideas out there waiting to be heard. We were not disappointed! We would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit. It wasn’t easy, but we narrowed the list down to three finalists for […]

Apr 23
2019

Spark Launches Today

Spark Launches Today SafeCare BC knows funding can be challenging when trying to make positive safety changes. That’s why we created Spark. What is Spark? Spark is a grant program created by SafeCare BC for continuing care organizations that want to boost safe handling or violence prevention initiatives at their organization. Organizations selected will receive up […]

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 […]