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Feb 24

Working Together to Create Change for the Better

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ― Plato, The Republic   As I write this, SafeCare BC is officially four weeks old. The incorporation of SafeCare BC in January marked the culmination of years of hard work and the involvement of diverse stakeholders, including WorkSafeBC, the BC Care Providers Association, the Denominational Health […]

Feb 18

SafeCare BC Tackles Injury Reduction in Long-term Care Sector

SafeCare BC tackles injury reduction in long-term care sector Vancouver, B.C., February 18, 2014 – The BC Care Providers Association and WorkSafeBC are pleased to announce the launch of SafeCare BC, a workplace health and safety association that will focus on reducing the severity and frequency of injuries in the continuing healthcare sector.a SafeCare BC […]

Feb 11

Training Needs Assessment: Update

The survey portion of SafeCare BC’s Needs Assessment concluded last week, and we are pleased to report that the survey received a very robust response. Thank-you to everyone who participated – your input and support are and will continue to be invaluable in helping SafeCare BC achieve its mandate to reduce injuries in long term […]

Jan 28

SafeCare BC Announces New Executive Director

We are proud to announce Jennifer Lyle as the new executive director of SafeCare BC. As both a practising Kinesiologist and a published author, Lyle brings with her a rich background in health care and a wealth of experience. Lyle will be joining SafeCare BC as the first executive director, after a search that drew […]

Jan 17

Training Needs Assessment Surveys

SafeCare BC is undertaking a training needs assessment to determine the training and resource needs of the long term care sector in British Columbia. The scope of the assessment includes all health and safety training, education and resources available to the long term care sector in British Columbia (Classification Unit 766011). On behalf of SafeCare […]

Nov 13

Search for SafeCare BC Executive Director Continues

Over the last several weeks, the Hiring Committee has been seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Executive Director. Prospective candidates had until Friday, November 8th to submit their application. We want to thank everyone who applied for the position. The posting is now closed. We have received a significant number of applications from […]

Oct 01

BCCPA launches SafeCare BC – Contract signed with WorkSafeBC

After one-and-a-half years of careful planning and discussion, the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is pleased to announce that a contract has been signed with WorkSafeBC to launch SafeCare BC – a new workplace safety association for the continuing care sector. BCCPA President David Cheperdak says “congratulations are in order for all involved in bringing the […]