News

Feb 27
2017

Road Safety at Work Week – March 6 – 10

March 6 – 10 is Road Safety at Work Week! Be a part of Road Safety At Work Week by learning more about your responsibilities to employees who drive their own vehicles for work. You will be contributing to a safer workplace and safer roads for all British Columbians. Here’s how to participate: Take action on a […]

Feb 24
2017

BCEHS Changes To Service – Teleforum Summary

What is Changing? Effective March 1st 2017, the BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) will no longer respond to requests from licensed long term care facilities for lift assist support where no emergency medical care is required. This does not apply to Assisted Living Facilities. SUMMARY OF TELEFORUM SafeCare BC hosted a teleforum on February 24th […]

Feb 20
2017

SafeCare BC Publishes 2016 Financial Report

SafeCare BC is pleased to share the 2016 Financial Statement with members ahead of this week’s Annual General Meeting at the Terminal City Club in Downtown Vancouver. SafeCare BC accomplished a lot in 2016 and we are proud to share these achievements with our membership while also looking ahead to the future. Click here to view SafeCare BC’s […]

Feb 20
2017

Teleforum re: BC Emergency Health Services Notice – No More “Lift Assist” Calls

Join us for a SafeCare BC-moderated panel discussion on the  BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) recent bulletin regarding their new policy stance towards “lift assist” calls for paramedics. Recently, the BCEHS sent out a letter to notify long term care homes that the BCEHS would no longer be providing lift assistance in instances where no […]

Feb 16
2017

Are you ready for the New JOHSC Regulations?

New Regulations for JOHSC effective April 3 SafeCare BC wants to ensure that you are prepared for the new Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) regulations that will become effective on April 3, 2017. Under the new regulations employers will now be required to: Evaluate the effectiveness of their JOHSC on an annual basis; and Provide […]

Feb 14
2017

Dementia Care Workshop in Victoria

Quickly approaching is our March 3 workshop in Victoria on Dementia Care. This workshop is facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Society of BC and is a full day. The cost is 35.00 for members and 100.00 for non members! Register here This workshop will be our only Dementia Care workshop in Victoria for 2017 so take […]

Feb 10
2017

Annual General Meeting: Two Weeks Away

SafeCare BC’s  Annual General Meeting (AGM) is only two weeks away! It will be held on February 23rd, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. at the Terminal City Club in Downtown Vancouver, immediately following the BC Care Providers Association’s ‘Care to Chat’ pre-election debate. You can RSVP for the AGM here and register for tickets to the Care to […]

Feb 07
2017

Order SafeCare BC’s Stop Violence Sign

As part of Safe Care BC’s #StopViolence campaign in February and an ongoing focus on violence prevention in seniors care, we are pleased to continue to offer our ‘Anti-Violence Sign’ for display at care homes across the province. Multiple languages are available in Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Tagalog, Hindi, and Punjabi. If you are interested or have questions, […]

Feb 07
2017

Advanced Gerontological Education Inc. and SafeCare BC Announce Partnership

Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) Inc. and SafeCare BC are pleased to announce their partnership that will see the Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) curriculum made available to continuing care workers across BC. Developed in Canada, the GPA curriculum combines hands-on teaching with leading practices in dementia care to provide frontline continuing care staff with practical, in-the-moment […]