News

Nov 23
2017

Who’s Taking Care of You?

Over the past month, during our Be Care Aware: Who’s Taking Care of You? campaign, we highlighted the issue of mental health in the workplace. We asked how you take care of yourself? And you told us. We received 116 submissions, representing 35 organizations. The following image shows the most common words that were shared. […]

Nov 23
2017

Injury Trends

Data. It’s one of the most important things in helping to reduce workplace injuries. We recently hosted an injury trends webinar with WorkSafeBC, which provided useful data for both long-term care and home care and support. In addition, two WorkSafeBC resources were shared: Industry Safety Information Centre and the Employer Safety Planning Toolkit. Check out […]

Nov 22
2017

A Caregiver’s Reason to Learn about Safe Handling

Before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, Lee Frederick was a teacher for 10 years in China. So, it’s little surprise that he is now using his teaching skills in his current role as a nurse at Parksville’s Arrowsmith Lodge. Lee, along with four of his co-workers, recently completed SafeCare BC’s Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer course. […]

Oct 19
2017

Video: Impact of workplace injuries

Continuing care workers have some of the highest rates of workplace injury compared to all other occupations in BC. Check out our video, where caregivers talk about the impact of injury.  

Oct 16
2017

Video: Who’s Taking Care of You?

In the second of our four-part Be Care Aware video series, Bree Mac Coll, a licensed practical nurse, and Maria Natividad, a home care worker, share the emotional impact of their work, and why being aware of mental wellness is important.   In case you missed it, watch our previous video.  

Oct 04
2017

Learning to Take Care

My name is Brooke. I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse and I work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It is one of the most beautiful and authentic places I have ever worked, but it has many challenges. One of those challenges is that there are no cut and dry answers for things. I work with a population […]

Sep 21
2017

How Peer Support is Improving Health and Safety

Lindsay Eldridge is the General Manager of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services, in Delta, and she credits SafeCare BC’s Peer Resource Network for helping to enhance her organization’s health and safety programs. “Being part of the Network and collaborating with like-minded organizations allowed us to create a formal Return-to-Work program,” she says. “Before, we […]

Sep 15
2017

First workshop participants in new Training Centre

We were excited to welcome the first participants into our new Training Centre this week. The first course was Creating Connections: Working with People with Dementia. Check out a full list of our courses and workshops.

Sep 07
2017

SafeCare BC Seeks Sponsorship for New Training Centre

We are inviting businesses to be our partner in safety, by sponsoring SafeCare BC’s new 30-seat Training Centre. This sponsorship investment will help us increase education and training opportunities for continuing care workers throughout BC. In addition, companies will be able to strengthen their corporate image by showing leadership and commitment to SafeCare BC’s vision. […]

Aug 18
2017

SafeCare BC Hiring Acting Director, Workplace Health and Safety Programs (13 month term)

Interested in playing a leading role in helping to reduce the rate of injury in BC’s Continuing Care sector? Then consider joining our fabulous team. The Acting Director, Workplace Health and Safety Programs is responsible for developing, coordinating, and delivering a diverse range of workplace health and safety programs for British Columbia’s long-term care and […]