Be Care Aware

Read are about our official proclamation here.


What is Be Care Aware Day?

The aim of Be Care Aware Day is to raise awareness around the fact that continuing care staff have one of the highest number of injury claims within the province. On September 24th, hundreds of your continuing care colleagues and friends across the province kicked off a conversation about safety in the workplace.



When is Be Care Aware Day?

Be Care Aware Day is on September 24th of every year.

Who can Be Care Aware?

Anyone can Be Care Aware! As our population grows older, ensuring BC’s seniors have access to quality care will become increasingly important. Therefore, taking care of the staff who care for our seniors every day is something we all should support.

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How did care homes participate?

Taking on the Be Care Aware challenge is simple; it starts with saying, “I will Be Care Aware!”

From showing your support for Be Care Aware on social media to hosting Be Care Aware activities in your workplace, there are many ways to get involved and show you care for those who care. Here are some other ways that care homes across the province got involved:

  • Start the conversation about safety in your workplace.
  • Show you are pledging to Be Care Aware on social media with the hashtag #BeCareAware.
  • Ask your friends and colleagues the trivia question:
    • Who do you think has the highest number of injury claims: a police officer, a lumberjack, a fire fighter, or a care aide?
  • Order you very own Be Care Aware kit which is filled with everything you need to get your workplace thinking about safety. Kit includes:
    • Bernard the Be Care Aware Bear.
    • Be Care Aware shirt stickers for staff
    • Safety Huddles booklet
    • Posters, hand-outs, and fun activities for your workplace.
  • Participate in our photo scavenger hunt and send us your photos of Bernard the Be Care Aware Bear creating a safer workplace.

 How can I make my workplace Care Aware?

Bringing the Be Care Aware challenge to your workplace is a great way to foster a culture of safety and remind people that we need to take care of those who care.

 Who is in charge of Be Care Aware Day?

Whether you are a care aide or kitchen staff, a resident in care or a family member of someone in care, Be Care Aware day belongs to all of us. SafeCare BC and the Be Care Aware partners are pleased to support safe workplaces and invite you to Be Care Aware!

Be Care Aware 2015


Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Darryl Plecas, CEO of the BC Care Providers Association Daniel Fontaine and SafeCare BC Executive Director Jennifer Lyle pose with the official Be Care Aware Day proclamation.

SafeCare BC would like to thank everyone who participated in the highly successful Be Care Aware Day event on Sept. 24, 2015. A special thanks goes out to the staff at Pinegrove Place for hosting, all of our special guest speakers, the different unions and associations who endorsed the campaign as well as care homes and continuing care staff across the province.

On Sept. 24, the Be Care Aware Day event was held at Pinegrove Place in Richmond where Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Darryl Plecas officially proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 as Be Care Aware Day in the province of British Columbia.

“The provincial government is honoured to proclaim September 24 as Be Care Aware Day,” said Parliamentary Secretary Plecas. “We support a safe work environment for all health care workers and we are actively working with our partners to make health care spaces as safe as possible for staff and patients.”…read more.


The 2015 event was capped off by the debut of the Be Care Aware video which you can view below:

Be Care Aware 2014

See what Vancouverites had to say when they were put up to the Be Care Aware challenge at Be Care Aware Day 2014 in the video below:

Endorsed by:

BCAK    BCCPA                BCPSQC                CAOT  DHA   HMEDA        HEU              LPNABC