Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC) Refresh

The refreshed Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC) will update mandatory training for people working in healthcare to reflect current work environments, using cultural safety and humility, diversity, trauma-informed practice, and other best practices. This program is designed to help people prevent violent incidents in the workplace, and to protect themselves and others from workplace violence. More than 300,000 people working in healthcare will benefit from this initiative.

What’s Improving

Violence prevention training program for health authority staff, offered primarily virtually, during pandemic.
One provincewide program available to everyone working in healthcare with different delivery methods (online and in person) and tailored to specific jobs and workplaces.
Contractors, security personnel, students, and some staff working at affiliates don’t always have easy, consistent access to the current program.
Provincewide program will also be available to contractors, security personnel, students, and staff working at affiliate sites.
Content last updated in 2016.
SWITCH BC will develop and maintain current best practices, including trauma-informed practice and cultural humility, throughout the training. And build a sustainable process for ongoing curriculum updates.


We are collaborating with the Ministry of Health, along with representatives from health authorities, health employers, health unions, physicians, WorkSafeBC, SafeCare BC, and other experts in the B.C. healthcare system. Funding for this initiative was provided by the Ministry of Health.



Fall 2022

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Summer 2023


Spring 2024


Fall 2024

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