Locations and Workshop Policy

Below are instructions on accessing SafeCare BC’s Training Centre and Satellite Training Centres.

SafeCare BC is making every effort to keep everyone safe while attending our workshops. We are asking all workshop participants to review the Workshop Policy below. Please make sure you are familiar with SafeCare BC’s workshop policies as well as your workshop location’s site-specific rules.

If you do not see the location or policy of your upcoming workshop listed and have not yet received instructions, please contact training@safecarebc.ca. 

Last updated: May 1, 2023

Workshop Policy

Workshop Policy

  • SafeCare BC follows all current public health guidance. As information is received, this policy may change. When changes occur, all workshop participants will be provided with relevant updates prior to the workshop. 
  • Our Satellite Training Centres are in long-term care homes. This means that those in Satellite Training Centers may be at higher risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Please keep this in mind when you attend a workshop – hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and any site-based safety protocols should be followed. 
  • Workshop participants are no longer required no wear a mask, however, we encourage you to assess your own level of comfort and mask accordingly.  

Before you arrive 

  • Self-assess for communicable disease symptoms (i.e. cold, influenza, gastrointestinal virus, or COVID-19).
  • If you feel unwell or have any virus-like symptoms, please email training@safecarebc.ca and do NOT attend the workshop. 
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the workshop. You will be screened and required to follow directions from the screener. 
  • Review site-specific policies (below).
  • Bring the following:
    •  Snacks and a lunch 
    • Beverages 
    • Hand sanitizer 
    • Mask (if you would like to wear one) 
    • Pen 

Menno Place: Abbotsford

32945 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S1K1

Parking

  • There is parking in the Brundige Avenue area. Additional parking can be found at Mill Lake Park (about a 15-minute walk).
  • Additional parking can be found at Peace Lutheran Church. It is about a 5-minute walk to Menno Place, or if you would like to park on campus please pay for the parking to avoid getting ticketed.
  • https://www.mennoplace.ca/maps-parking-2/ #8 is where the session will be held. Please come up the ramp to enter the Hospital Chapel.

Entering the building

  • You will be screened prior to entering the building. Please follow all guidance provided by the screener.

Sidney All Care: Sidney

2269 Mills Road, Sidney, BC, V8L2C3

Parking

  • Sidney All Care has no onsite parking due to limited staff and visitor parking. Street parking is available.

Entering the building

  • You will be screened prior to entering the building. Please follow all guidance provided by the screener.

Haven Hill: Penticton

415 Haven Hill Road, Penticton, BC, V2A4E9

Parking

  • Haven Hill has no onsite parking due to limited staff and visitor parking.
  • Street parking is available, but please do not park in front of the corner store. You will be towed

Eden Gardens: Nanaimo

1917 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9S3B6

Parking

  • There is both a parking lot and street parking.

Entering the building

  • Please check in with reception upon entering the building.
  • You will be required to sign-in to the guest book.

Arrowsmith Lodge: Parksville

266 Moilliet Street, Parksville, BC, V9P1M9

Parking

  • Parking is very limited.
    • Please park on the streets adjacent to Cokely Manor and walk alongside the driveway to Arrowsmith Lodge located toward the back of the property.
    • Be mindful of parking signs.
    • The parking spaces close to Arrowsmith Lodge are reserved for visitors and families who may be transporting elderly residents and need close access to the front doors of the facility.

Entering the building

  • You will be screened prior to entering the building. Please follow all guidance provided by the screener.

SafeCare BC Training Centre: Burnaby

1424-4710 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4M2

Getting to SafeCare BC Training Centre by car 

  • Access the parkade via Central Boulevard. Enter the Metrotower parkade off Central Boulevard and
    follow the signs to “Metrotower 1.” 

Parking 

  • Due to limited all-day parking, we strongly recommend taking transit (we are located at Metrotown
    SkyTrain station). If you are driving, access to Metrotower 1 is easiest by parking in the Metrotown
    parkade off Central Boulevard. 
  • There is a 4-hour free parking limit at Metrotown. There is pay parking in the Metrotower 3 parkade
    ($2.00 an hour or $15.00 for the full day). There is free street parking in the surrounding neighbourhood
    (see map below), but spots are limited. SafeCare BC assumes no responsibility for parking tickets. 

Transit 

  • Both the Metrotown Skytrain Station and Metrotown bus loop are located on Central Boulevard. 
  • For Skytrain, exit the station and cross Central Boulevard. You will see the three Metrotowers located on the north side of Central Boulevard. 
  •  For the bus loop, take the escalator up to the upper mall level. You will see the three Metrotowers located east of the bus loop. 

Inside the tower 

  • At the elevator bank for Metrotower 1, enter the desired floor on the keypad outside the elevators
    (SafeCare BC is located on level 14). 
  • The keypad will allocate an elevator for you (e.g. “A”). 
  • Once on the 14th floor, enter the door tagged “SafeCare BC Training Centre.” 

Brandt Creek Mews: Kelowna

2081 Cross Road, Kelowna, BC, V1V 2G2

Parking

  • There is onsite parking:
    • Near the Main Entrance prior to the traffic circle.
    • Additional parking is located after the traffic circle.

Entering the building

  • You may be asked to sign into the visitor’s logbook.

Mount Ida Mews: Salmon Arm

100-5th Avenue Southeast, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4H4

Important Information

  • There are 2 buildings on site, When arriving, please enter Phase 1 where the reception area is located.

Parking

  • There is limited parking onsite located behind Phase 2 (the three-story building), if there are no open spots there is street parking located on 2nd Street.
    • Do not park in the Seniors Centre Parking Lot or the Daycare.

Entering the building

  • You may be asked to sign into the visitor’s logbook.

Monashee Mews: Lumby

2165 Norris Ave, Lumby, BC, V0E 2G5

Important Information

  • Enter through the front door and press the intercom button on the left.
    • Staff may have to buzz you into the building if there is no one in the reception area.

Parking

  • There is limited parking in the parking lot.
  • Street parking is available

Entering the building

  • You may be asked to sign into the visitor’s logbook.

Harmony Court: Burnaby

7197 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5E 4A6

Parking

  • At the front, there is visitor parking available.
  • Do not park in spots marked “Resident Parking.”

Entering the building

  • You may be asked to sign into the visitor’s logbook.

Cariboo Place: Williams Lake

185 4th Ave, North Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2C8

Important Information

  • Press the buzzer on the right-hand side when arriving at the front door. Staff will grant you access through the telephone system.

Parking

  • Park in the visitor parking lot or on the road.

Entering the building

  • You may be asked to sign into the visitor’s logbook.