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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
Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Training

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 […]

May 10
2018

Front-line Workers Invited to Join SafeCare BC Board

Are you a front-line worker passionate about health and safety and looking to become more involved in SafeCare BC? Do you know someone who you would like to nominate for a Board position? Consider joining our Board of Directors. We are recruiting for a position on our volunteer Board. At Large Director, Front-line Worker – Long-term Care […]

May 10
2018

SafeCare BC in the Southern Interior

If you work in the southern Interior, or have staff in the region, now is the time to sign up for some SafeCare BC education sessions that we are putting on in Kelowna. This is your chance for some local training. Register today, as seats are limited.  Gentle Persuasive Approaches Basics (GPA) – May 29 […]

May 10
2018

Safety Den Finalists Announced

This year, we received a record 21 submissions for the Safety Den. This is a reflection of the passion and commitment of individuals in the continuing care sector to improve workplace safety. It wasn’t an easy task for the review committee to select the finalists, who will present at the Safety Den on Monday, May […]

May 08
2018

Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program Update: Equipment Funding Begins

Through its Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program, the BC Care Providers Association recently concluded an exhaustive review of approximately 90 applications, covering the purchase of 3,400 pieces of equipment. With that process now complete, the association is excited to begin notifying all the applicants regarding the status of their grant request. In a few […]

May 08
2018

Q&A with Sue Higginbotham

Sue Higginbotham has been facilitating violence prevention workshops for SafeCare BC for the past two years. As a nurse for 40 years in two countries, Sue has seen a lot of violent incidents. This week, we learn more about her. Q: What do you like most about teaching? A: I enjoy the experiences that people […]

Apr 24
2018

Q&A with Clemens Braun

Q&A with Clemens Braun  Clemens Braun has been a SafeCare BC workshop facilitator for the past two years. This week, we learn more about him. Q: What do you like most about teaching? A: I love the moments during a workshop when participants have an “aha moment”. It becomes obvious that the participants are understanding […]