News

Oct 18
2018

Substance Use and Impairment in the Workplace

With the legalization of cannabis in Canada, helping to ensure your workplace is prepared to maintain the safety of your workers and residents/clients is important. Physical or mental impairment in the workplace can create a significant risk of injury and death to the impaired worker, co-workers, and the residents and clients they care for. Both […]

Oct 03
2018

Take Time…For Your Mental Health

You told us that increasing mental health education is important. This is why we’re bringing you a series of webinars, each covering a different theme on mental health. Highlights from webinar 1: Awareness of Mental Health It’s more common than we think 1 in 5 of us will have a mental illness in our lifetime Most will […]

Oct 03
2018

Have You Thanked a Health Care Assistant Recently?

You can thank a Health Care Assistant any time, but we really want you to show your appreciation on Health Care Assistants Day – October 18. The 35,000 Health Care Assistants working across the province may have different job titles, including Home Support Worker, Care Aide, and Community Health Worker, but whatever their title they […]

Sep 07
2018

We Asked. You Told Us.

Highlights from the 2018 Member Survey We would like to acknowledge everyone who participated in our 2018 Member Survey. Survey participation increased 30% from 2017 95% of respondents said their organization is short staffed 79% say they are more aware of health and safety risks because of SafeCare BC These are just some of the findings […]

Sep 05
2018

Get Ready for Winter Driving Now

As odd as that may sound now, if you drive for work during winter or have community and home care workers who do, now is the time to start your winter driving preparations. It’s far more than just making an appointment to get your winter tires installed. Vehicles are one of the highest sources of […]

Aug 27
2018

Join Our Board

Are you a senior leader working in home care and passionate about health and safety and looking to become more involved in SafeCare BC? Consider joining our Board of Directors. Do you know someone who you would like to nominate for a Board position? We want to hear from you. We are recruiting for a […]

Aug 07
2018

How is Your Mental Health Awareness?

Our members have told us that increasing mental health education is important. This is why SafeCare BC is excited to announce a partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association that will see a series of three webinars be available to our members. Each webinar will cover a different theme. Mental health has a huge impact […]

Jul 19
2018

Vancouver Sun: Health, safety message muted in seniors’ care discussion

The following editorial appeared in the Vancouver Sun on July 13, 2018 Given that there are now more seniors in Canada than there are children, The Vancouver Sun’s recent series on seniors’ care was timely, informative and hopefully stimulated conversation with families and government policy-makers. But discussion about the workers who provide care to seniors […]

Jul 16
2018

Home Care and Community Health Support Pocketbook

Earlier this year, we launched a resource to bring awareness to several health and safety issues faced in home care and community health support. As each workplace is unique, there is no single training resource that will address all the hazards that may occur in daily work, but the Home Care and Community Health Support Pocketbook […]

Jul 16
2018

Increasing Access to Education With Satellite Training Centres

We are pleased announce the opening of a second SafeCare BC Satellite Training Centre at Parksville’s Arrowsmith Lodge. The first Satellite Training Centre opened earlier this year at Abbotsford’s Menno Place.These partnership agreements will expand the capacity for health and safety training, and increase access. “We are very excited to partner with member sites across […]