News

May 23
2017

Op-Ed for Vancouver Sun

It’s time for a new strategy to address staffing shortages in continuing care The continuing care sector is facing a staffing crunch. For the first time in history, Canada’s seniors outnumber children. With this changing demographic comes increasing demand for seniors’ care services. Over the next twenty years, it is estimated that the Canadian nursing […]

May 23
2017

Workplace injuries hamper care for seniors

SafeCare’s Director of Communications & Member Services, Ken Donohue does interview with Radio NL Kamloops. Click here to hear interview. Click here to see the Facebook version.

May 18
2017

Want a role in helping to shape SafeCare BC’s direction? Nominations for Board positions are now being accepted

SafeCare BC is recruiting passionate individuals in Home Care and Support to fill two positions on its Board of Directors. The following positions are as follows:   At Large Director (Employer): The position of At Large Director (Employer) shall be an elected position with candidates limited to persons who are owners or operators of a […]

May 16
2017

New strategy is needed to address shortage of continuing care workers

    MEDIA RELEASE New strategy is needed to address shortage of continuing care workers (Burnaby, BC) – May 16, 2017: According to a new SafeCare BC report, a shortage of home care and support workers has a negative impact on workplace health and safety. Over 87% of home care workers, who responded to a recent […]

May 16
2017

Questions answered on new occupational health and safety committee regulations

Last week, SafeCare BC hosted a teleforum to share changes and answer questions related to WorkSafeBC ‘s recent regulatory changes to Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee requirements. More than 50 people participated in the teleforum. A Q&A from the teleforum is available on our website here.   We would like to thank our panelists […]

May 16
2017

Safety Innovation Takes Centre Stage

A highlight of the BC Care Providers’ annual conference is SafeCare BC’s Safety Den, in which four organizations pitch their health and safety idea to a panel of four judges. Earlier this year, a call went for submissions to the Safety Den. The submissions received this year were very creative and showed the commitment and […]