Peer Coach

The Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum is currently recognized as the best-practice in violence prevention training for health care workers. Because continuing care is recognized as a high-risk sector for violence against staff, it is important to ensure that all staff be given access to violence prevention training.

This session is a four-day training with the intention of giving you the tools to become a confident PVPC Peer Coach. Following these sessions, participants will be expected to teach their own workshops at their own sites. We ask that each site send two participants to a session. This allows for co-facilitator support when teaching sessions.

If you have a passion for people, learning, and teaching, we want to hear from you!

Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Peer Coach Initiative Workshops

  • May 1-4: Burnaby (applications close March 30)
  • June 11-15: Victoria (applications close May 10)

To Apply:

  1. Complete the application form 
  2. Send a letter of support from your employer (see template) to Marjahn O’Connor at

The cost for the 4-day training program is $400 per person. 

Maintaining Certification

To maintain certification, facilitators must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the program by taking part in at least 40 hours of continuing education over a two-year period,following completion of the train-the-trainer program.

Continuing education hours can be accumulated in the following ways:

  • Facilitating a minimum of four, 8-hour workshops
  • Taking part in training or other professional development (including online or in-person)
  • Delivering peer to peer coaching, safety huddles and new employee orientation, or other types of violence related training

Facilitators will be asked to report on these activities on an annual basis following the train-the-trainer program. As these requirements are met, a SafeCare BC facilitator will issue re-certification.

If you are unsure about the eligibility of your continuing education hours, please contact Mavis Gibson at

Secondment Agreement

SafeCare BC offers a potential secondment agreement for each of our program streams. The purpose of the secondment model is to allow SafeCare BC to expand its capacity and provide support beyond its current reach as well as allow for sharing of information to areas in BC that are outside of the Lower Mainland. It allows the sponsor organization to take advantage of applicable training at no cost, allowing them to train an in-house trainer and provide a customized approach their internal training program.

There are several benefits to organizations that participate in a secondment agreement, including:

  • Subsidized, or no cost, training for the sponsor organization
  • Ability to conduct in-house training which is customized to the sponsor organization’s needs
  • Additional training hours for the trainer to stay current with the content, and in some cases allow for maintenance of training certification
  • Opportunity to access additional training opportunities that may arise through SafeCare BC
  • Ability for employers to access more training locally
  • Extend the geographic reach of current SafeCare BC programs