News

Jun 08
2018

Popular Conference for Health Care Assistants Returns

Join us for the third-annual Hearts & Hands Conference for health care assistants. For the past two years, this has been the “must-attend” event, with tickets selling out fast. This year, two Hearts & Hands conferences are being held. Click on the links below to register for the conference.  October 3 – Victoria October 17 – Penticton Participants […]

Jun 08
2018

Peer Coaches Expand Training Opportunities

“I see my friends getting hurt!” This is what Lee Frederick, a licensed pratical nurse at Parksville’s Arrowsmith Lodge told us last year. Strong motivation for him and four of his co-workers, who took SafeCare BC’s Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer course. Read Lee’s story Six months later, Lee provides this update: We have held four safe handling training sessions, with […]

Jun 08
2018

We’ve Got Your Back: Safe Handling Campaign

According to WorkSafeBC statistics, musculoskeletal injuries are by far the leading cause of staff injuries in BC’s continuing care sector. The economic cost of these injuries is easy to measure—millions of dollars are spent annually on claims costs alone. The human and social cost is equally staggering. Constant pain. Inability to perform routine tasks Time […]

May 31
2018

Revera and Handicare tops at Safety Den

Garnering rave reviews, SafeCare BC’s third-annual Safety Den blended a spirit of fun with a celebration of innovative ideas, as six finalists made their pitch to the four Safety Dragons. In quizzing the finalists on their health and safety ideas, the Dragons brought humour and levity, eliciting much laughter from the more than 200 people […]

May 27
2018

SafeCare BC Member Survey 2018

Got Opinions about Workplace Health and Safety?   SafeCare BC is your health and safety association, committed to helping ensure safe workplaces for continuing care workers across BC. As SafeCare BC prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary in January 2019, we are inviting front-line workers, managers and supervisors, and administrators to provide valuable feedback and perspective […]

May 24
2018

Villa Cathay Care Home Selected as Finalist in Safety Den Competition

Vancouver’s Villa Cathay Care Home has been selected as one of six finalists in SafeCare BC’s Safety Den, which is being held on Monday, May 28, in Whistler, BC.  The third-annual Safety Den, part of the BC Care Providers Association’s annual conference, is a Dragon’s Den-style competition, where six contestants will be pitching their innovative […]

May 23
2018

Chilliwack Society for Community Living Repeats as Finalist in Safety Den Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 23, 2018 Burnaby – For the second year in a row, the Chilliwack Society for Community Living has been selected as one of six finalists in SafeCare BC’s Safety Den, which is being held on Monday, May 28, in Whistler, BC.  The third-annual Safety Den, part of the BC Care […]

May 10
2018

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

May 6-12 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, and we’d like to acknowledge our members, who have organized health and safety events at their workplaces, including Strive Living and Rosewood Manor, who invited SafeCare BC to participate in their safety fairs. Improve attitudes towards safety Increase understanding of the importance of occupational safety […]

May 10
2018

Upcoming Workshops

We offer an extensive range of educational programming. Below are some of our course offerings over the next few months. You can check out our entire course schedule here. Should you have any questions about our sessions, or if you’re interested in booking a session at your organization, contact Marjahn O’Connor. Licensed Practical Nurse Leadership June […]

May 10
2018

Violence Prevention Peer Coach (Train-the-Trainer)

“I have attended a lot of learning workshops, and training, and I can say that this was one of the most fulfilling. It was interactive, professional and fun. I left feeling a little sad it was over, but excited to pursue this endeavour, as a violence prevention trainer.” – Jacob Sears, Saint Elizabeth  Jacob was […]