At SWITCH BC, we value the voices of everyone working in healthcare as we support and promote a culture of health, safety, and wellbeing.

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Campfire Chat: Psychological Safety with SWITCH BC CEO Victoria Schmid

SWITCH BC CEO Victoria Schmid, joins Thought Architect's Margie Sills-Maerov, to discuss the skill and importance of creating psychological safety at work.

Jacob Berthelot

B.C. dispatcher Jacob Bertlelot works in the Interior of the province. Jacob has found through the pandemic and in climate crisis related events, working with the public has become more challenging - with unprecedented call volumes putting greater pressure on the ambulance service. Jacob became a dispatcher because he wanted to provide dynamic frontline care.

Patricia Costa

B.C. paramedic Patricia Costa says being a part of the community and seeing people thriving after providing care is one of the most rewarding reasons she works in healthcare.

Corey Froese

Corey Froese has been a paramedic for more than 20 years, and is passionate about workplace health, safety, and wellbeing.

Caring Unmasked 2: From Crisis to Connection

SWITCH BC is proud to co-sponsor with Health Quality BC the documentary Caring Unmasked 2: From Crisis to Connection.

Diving Deeper: OHS Supports for Physicians

SWITCH BC partnered with Doctors of BC and hosted an interactive session with physicians and leaders to discuss ways to improve occupational health and safety (OHS).

Leslie Leitch Godwin

Leslie Leitch Godwin is a Clinical Operations Manager for Interior Health

Dr. Omar Ahmad 

Dr. Omar Ahmad is an emergency department (ED) and critical care medicine physician at Island Health.

Carrie Homuth 

Carrie Homuth is a Manager for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the high acuity unit at Island Health’s Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Geverlyn Alojado

Geverlyn Alajado is a health care aide working for Interior Health in Kelowna.

Svetlana Kovach

Svetlana Kovach is a registered nurse who works for Interior Health at David Llyod Jones Home.

Silvio Almeida

Silvio Almeida works in facility design and construction at Island Health and is a member of the Hospital Employees Union (HEU).