News

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 […]

Apr 24
2018

In The News: Training Care Aides to Stay Safe

The following article featuring Menno Place Care Aide, Bryan Gay, appeared in the Abbotsford News on April 13. Editor’s Note: The 360 people referenced in the article have taken violence prevention training, but only 30 took the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Peer Coach training, as Bryan Gay has, in the last quarter of 2017. Another […]

Apr 24
2018

Do you want to win $1,000?

Submit your health and safety idea or innovation and you could be presenting at SafeCare BC’s Safety Den, where you’ll have an opportunity to win one of three cash prizes, sponsored by Points West Healthcare. It’s so easy to apply. Answer the following questions in up to 300 words, or tell us in a short […]

Mar 22
2018

Put Your Idea to the Test at the Safety Den

Do you have an idea or innovation that will help prevent workplace injury—and improve the health and safety of continuing care workers? Of course you do! We want to hear from you.  SafeCare BC is holding its third-annual Safety Den, and is pleased to again have Points West Healthcare as a sponsor of the event. […]