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May 11, 2021


                                         What is SAFETY DEN?


Long Term Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM) along with its primary partner: SAFE Work Manitoba, are embarking on a new event at the 2020 conference called Safety Den – a take off on the popular TV show, ‘Dragons Den’.  This is an opportunity to present your innovative safety ideas to the “Dragons” and Win up to $1,000!


The top three submissions will be invited to present a 3-4 minute "pitch" to our Dragons at the conference during a 90-minute session with delegates cheering you on. The three top prizes are monetary for Category 1 and Commemorative trophies for the top 3 innovative ideas in Category 2.

Partners and Dragons for the event are: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Partner and Dragon), Greencrest Pharmacy (Partner and Dragon), Safe Work MB (Primary Partner and Dragon) and BC Care Providers (Dragon).  Our Host is yet to confirmed.


                                            SAFETY DEN Eligibility


There are two categories for submissions:


Category 1 - Workplace Safety Innovation

Safety Den Category 1 is open to all management, staff, residents and volunteers who are engaged/interested in providing care and services to seniors throughout the province of Manitoba in various settings, for example: Personal Care Homes, Supportive Housing Residences, Retirement Residences (a.k.a Assisted Living), Adult programs, and Community, Home Care, and Seniors Resource Centres.

Membership in LTCAM is NOT required for category 1.


Workplace Safety Innovation Prizes:

First Prize $1,000

Second Prize $500

Third Prize $250


***The intent of the prize money is that it is used to arrange a safety event at your organization to further engage staff in workplace injury prevention. Here are some examples:

  • Bring in a paid speaker to inspire staff to work safely.
  • Invest in training related to workplace injury prevention.
  • Participate in Safety and Health Week (formerly NAOSH Week), and use the money for prizes and innovative activities.
  • Host a staff lunch or BBQ to recognize the work being done to prevent workplace injuries.

***After the event you will be contacted to ask what the prize was used for.


Category 2 - Commercial Safety Innovation

This category is limited to LTCAM Commercial/Affiliate members only:

This is an opportunity to present your innovative safety idea to the “Dragons” and cheering delegates. The top three winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque at the event.


How do I apply?

1. Coming soon - Downloadable form to submit your safety idea to

2. On-line form, available soon

Submit prior to March 20, 2021!



A committee formed by SAFE Work Manitoba will review and determine the top three submissions. The top three submissions will be asked to present to the Dragons at the LTCAM conference on May 12, 2020 to determine first, second and third place and prize allocation.


How does the SAFE Work Manitoba committee shortlist the applications?

The SAFE Work Manitoba judging committee will be using the following scoring criteria:

Total possible score = 50 points



Possible Points

1. Innovation - is this idea creative, innovative and unique to address a specific need

10 points



2. Impact on Workplace Safety and Health - what feedback or measurable results have been received i.e. how do you know it is making a difference?

10 points



3. Worker Engagement - were workers involved in the identification of solution i.e. the safety committee workers in a particular unit or area of a facility?

10 points



4. Feasibility - can this solution be sustained and would other workplaces benefit from this idea?

10 points



5. Wow factor - will this idea present well at the Safety Den?

10 points

Total Score

     /50 points


Spread the word

We know there are lots of great ideas out there! Share this information with your staff, and download able poster (coming soon) for your workplace.