CRN Projects

Learn more about the projects CRNs are doing around the province!

Or visit our World Elder Abuse Awareness Day page to learn more about how CRN’s have raised awareness on June 15th!




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100 Life Boxes were distributed to seniors through MCC Thrift Stores, Clearbrook Library, MCC Homelessness BBQ and Abbotsford Hospice.
Agassiz Harrison

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Gatekeeper – First BC CRN workshop held in Agassiz–Harrison at the Legion Hall.  Session rating was 4–5/5 and very well received as per evaluations.  One key area for future focus is to highlight our process to support non-family advocates for seniors and adults at risk.
Alberni Valley

More information coming soon!
Beaver Valley

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Vegas in the Valley – 100 attended the event which was partnered with the Beaver Valley Lions Club.  The event was successful, and it was an affordable social evening out for adults.
Bella Coola

More information coming soon!

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Updated and relaunched their website to include CRN resources and information as well as affiliated social media platforms.
Campbell River

More information coming soon!

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IRIS Project – Monthly educational events, social lunches, coffee and music by participants who play in bands plus the 3-5 year olds from the daycare onsite singing.  43 events were held, participated by 1318 seniors and 196 volunteers contributed 712 hrs.

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12 local seniors sewed 120 cloth masks to be donated to seniors who needed them in COVID-19.

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Talking Cafes – Established at 2 different locations in Chilliwack in order to reach out to isolated seniors and assist them in forming relationships and contacts in the community.  The seniors were treated to a free beverage and had an opportunity to socialize with one another.

WEAAD – 85 Care packages and 200 Mental Wellness booklets were delivered to seniors in 6 senior’s buildings in the Downtown Eastside. The Fighting Pandemic Together video was released on June 15 and had almost 400 views in one day.

Need Yarn, Knit Warm – 1—seniors volunteered to knit 238 packages to deliver to clients of Downtown Eastside, MOSAIC, Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice.


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Advance Care Plan community rack card. Produced 10,000 copies to be delivered to the vaccination clinics in Cowichan.

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Set up a drive through table outside the senior’s hall and distributed 60 free face masks. Cake plus swag was given to seniors to raise awareness of Elder Abuse.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours was a media campaign to celebrate and encourage neighbours, family, and friends to help each other using Facebook, radio, websites and print.


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Successful WEAAD press release was shared throughout the Kootenays and a Facebook page was created. An interview with Juice FM was shared in 3 surrounding communities.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours was a media campaign to celebrate and encourage neighbours, family, and friends to help each other using Facebook, radio, websites and print.

Dawson Creek

More information coming soon!

 Fort St. John

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Helped seniors who are unable to afford personal care products.  Packages are given once a month.

More information coming soon!
Fraser Lake

Seniors Christmas List – 140 seniors attended for a full course turkey dinner while enjoying Christmas carols.  Four RCMP members attended, as well as the Fire Chief and mayor.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring seniors out of isolation and to celebrate the Christmas season.
Gabriola Island

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More information coming soon!

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WEAAD Elder Dinner – Provided a welcome meal to 72 isolated and vulnerable seniors while providing awareness of the CRN locally.

Harvest Dinner – 85 isolated and vulnerable seniors were served a warm dinner by a dedicated team of volunteers.

Grandview Woodlands

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Purchased soil, seeds and plants to start gardens which removed the need for community members to source garden supplies. 15 new gardeners were added to the community garden initiative.

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Purple Lights of Hope – 5 large boulders were painted purple with a yellow light bulb and placed in 5 different areas of Hope. Articles were printed in the local paper about domestic violence victims and offenders.


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104 gift bags with BC CRN material were delivered to frontline workers along with a BC CRN card individually addressed to each worker with the message: “June 15 is recognized by the UN as WEAAD. The Houston CRN would like to take this opportunity on this day to recognize your dedication and hard work you do every day.”

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WEAAD – In partnership with Mount Paul Food Hub, lunch was provided for 100 seniors Monday to Friday during the week of WEAAD. Radio and print campaigns ran ads to bring awareness to WEAAD.

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The SLIDE (Supporting Learning of Inclusivity, Diversity and Empathy) project raised money to buy 139 books for the Kaslo and North Kootenay schools and libraries.

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1400 visitors to the Kelowna website viewed a variety of businesses, community organizations, government services who provided information to help keep seniors/disabled persons safe.

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Tamitik Status of Women engaged community members in conversation about gendered violence and 12 community members attended the virtual vigil. Cards and candles were handed out to over 100 community members which contained information about the victims of the Dec 6 massacre.

WEAAD – gave out 40 Irises to Seniors on June 15 in recognition of WEAAD.


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30 vulnerable adults completed a questionnaire which identified types of abuse along with program requirements to address harm and conflict in the community.
Lakes District

Resource Referral and Drop In Centre – Each attendee received a bag of promotional items.  BC CRN brochure were distributed and the attendees were introduced to various organizations in the community. The grand opening was a huge success and renewed interest was shown in the CRN.

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Community Report – A report was completed to address the living conditions within a mixed population in Langley and the report was presented to all stakeholder groups and was well received by the City of Langley.  Tenants are feeling more supported although very few changes have materialized.
Logan Lake

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Delightful Deliveries delivered 24 bundles of baked goods or fresh soup as well as handmade cards from the Logan Lake Stampers Club for 12 weeks to isolated seniors.
LOVE Vancouver Island

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Ready for the Unexpected – Worked in partnership with other agencies providing Advance Care Planning (ACP) to develop culturally appropriate services for the LGBTQ community.  Supported research on a new ACP tool by helping recruit a group of LGTBQ seniors in Nanaimo and Port Alberni.
LOVE Lower Mainland

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Isolation Pandemic Symposium – COVID-19 and the Social Determinants of Health of Seniors. 140 people participated in the symposium.

More information coming soon!
Mt. Waddington

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More information coming soon!

Mental Health & Hoarding Forum – 58 attendees including representatives from City of Nanaimo Police, Fire Services, Ministry of Social Development, BC Housing, and more.  The plan is to submit a follow-up project application to implement the recommendations.

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Nelson Community on Homeless and partner agencies set up protocols, coordinated activities and provided support to a camp for homeless people and set up 8 people with mobile phones and minutes. This allowed hubs of people to get updates and information, plus call if they need assistance.
North Okanagan

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BC CRN material was delivered to 140 seniors which increased our network of service providers and attendees for the CRN meetings.
North Shore

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Distributed WEAAD rack cards and bookmarks, then created a North Shore Facebook page. During WEAAD week, the posts reached 3,960 people.

The CRN offered a one-time, online music therapy sessions for seniors and their caregivers. Objective was to relieve stress and reduce social isolation.


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A group of partners helped vulnerable adults stay safe by providing shelter support in the form of accommodation.

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Senior’s Week – Various events including lectures, physical and social activities were held at various locations throughout Penticton. The event was well received, and a lot of public press time was given to it.  Lectures included Wills & Estates, Phone Scams, Sleep, Happy Homes, Happy People, Key to Health, What’s Wrong with Growing Older.
Powell River

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Start Up Event – Various meetings to discuss how the CRN should be structured, discussed other CRN activities and the history of CRN in Powell River.
Prince George

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From Apr 1-May 8, 670 meals were delivered to Indigenous Elders in need. The program is ongoing currently funded by Second Harvest.
Prince Rupert

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The outdoor BBQ was postponed due to COVID, so 25 participants talked about WEAAD and its significance. The Mayor made a Proclamation to declare June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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WEAAD – 60+ adults were served purple cupcakes while receiving information about financial, physical, spiritual, and sexual abuse. Many issues were discussed.
Renfrew Collingwood

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Senior’s High Tea – Funds were spent on translating and printing the resource cards into 3 languages: Spanish, Tagalog, and Arabic.  The event hosted over 60 seniors for high tea and entertainment.  Local service providers presented information about their organizations to the group.

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The CRN produced a highly successful video ‘Take Time for Seniors’ and received 2,000 views in the first week. The video is meant to educated everyone, especially youth, on the value of seniors as well as elder abuse.

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Designed, created all aspects of a new website including coding, security and privacy.
Ridge Meadows Katzie

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To reduce isolation and improve community connection for vulnerable seniors, 40 seniors were paired with mentors (including youth) and learned to use a tablet computer.
Robson Valley

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Coffee House – 26 people attended the coffee house for information and casual conversations.  Retired RCMP wore purple.  A faith group attended.  Great response from the community members of McBride.
Saanich Peninsula

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A WEAAD article in the Seaside Times publication was distributed to approx. 10,000 readers helping to heighten awareness about the significance of WEAAD.

300 gift bags were delivered to vulnerable seniors in Assisted Living and Independent housing on the Saanich Peninsula to celebrate International Day of Older Person on October 1.


More information coming soon!
Salt Spring Island

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WEAAD – Held display booth at Saturday market, had many discussions about Elder Abuse, shared local emergency contact information via rack cards. Featured an ad in the local paper.
Sea to Sky

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Hoarding Workshop – the workshop was attended by service providers in the S2S corridor including not-for-profit agencies, health authority staff, fire department staff and First Nations staff. There was brainstorming on how to work more effectively together with clients who hoard.  The group agreed to have further discussion on this at a further meeting.

More information coming soon!

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To reduce isolation for vulnerable seniors, home activity packages were delivered to 115 isolated seniors in the Shuswap region.

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Angels in the Community project honoured 150 frontline workers with gift bags that included a BCCRN pamphlet, WEAAD rack card, and a BC CRN thank you card individually addressed to each worker.
South Cariboo

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More information coming soon!
South Okanagan

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The CRN was able to provide over 900 meals to seniors in Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls during this challenging time. The meals were prepared by the Desert Sun employees and volunteers.

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On June 15, Strawberry Shortcake, WEAAD promotional pamphlets and swag was delivered to 108 seniors living in 3 housing facilities.

The CRN arranged for catering and delivery of 42 lunches to the tenants of Seniors Villa. A purple gift bag filled with BC CRN information on adult abuse and neglect was also distributed to the seniors.

Sunshine Coast

WEAAD was proclaimed by the District of Sechelt and Town of Gibsons. A WEAAD article was published in the Coast Reporter. On June 25 the recently revised handbook “Recognizing and Responding to the Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect of Vulnerable Adults was launched.

Handbook “Recognizing and Responding to the Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect of Vulnerable Adults’ was revised to improve format and update contact information.

Surrey City Centre

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Reaching Art via Zoom allowed 95 members of the community to access to art/painting classes with their staff. Volunteers delivered art packages to participants.
Surrey Guildford

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Meals were provided to over 120 clients. 1,656 muffins were baked, and 5,220 cookies were prepared and distributed to over 200 clients on a weekly basis.

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The project addressed issues of food security and accessibility. The CRN purchased two self-watering raised planter boxes. 13 volunteers donated 78 hours of their time to create a small vegetable garden. Vegetables and herbs that were planted supplied 80 barley lentil soups, 85 Hungarian Goulash soups and 80 Borscht soups to seniors on a weekly basis.

More information coming soon!
Tri Cities

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50 volunteers were trained during the Advanced Care Planning Training sessions. The goal is to have 3,500 participants complete the Greensleeves folders by end of May.
Vancouver Downtown East Side

More information coming soon!

Vancouver Indigenous

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More information coming soon!
Vancouver Marpole

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WEAAD – Took place around a Maypole built specially for the Marpole-Oakridge Family Place literacy and CRN work.  MLA Michael Lee read the WEAAD proclamation which was followed by presentations of Elder Abuse and neglect related resources at six community tables (Vancity, Seniors First, Better at Home, ASK Friendship Society, Community Police and Marpole-Oakridge Family Place).  
Vancouver Mt. Pleasant

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Pen Pal and Art Box project was developed to help isolated seniors stay connected. The Art Box was featured on CTV and the Pen Pal project was the inspiration behind their Valentine’s Day initiative where 12,000 cards and letters were delivered to seniors in the homes, long term facilities and hospitals.
Vancouver South Granville

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Developed media releases in both English and Spanish. 1000+ newsletters were mailed monthly including a full article and information regarding WEAAD. 
Vancouver West End

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The CRN assisted 120+ vulnerable and low-income older adults to find ways to deal with evictions and rent increases. Landlords and property managers have attempted to find ways around the provincial eviction ban.

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7 volunteers were invited to attend an Appreciation Lunch via Zoom. Sandwiches were delivered to the attendees. The ‘lunch’ provided a much-needed way to appreciate volunteers from the South Vancouver Island region.

WEAAD publication in the following newspapers – Goldstream News Gazette, Oak Bay News, Saanich News, Sooke News Mirror, Victoria News.


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Fighting Fraud events were held at various locations. Over 300 individuals at each location passed by display booths and were given Fraud Prevention packages.

WEAAD publication in the following newspapers – Goldstream News Gazette, Oak Bay News, Saanich News, Sooke News Mirror, Victoria News.

White Rock

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WEAAD Event – Participants learned about WEAAD, what older adult abuse looks like, and the role of CRNs.  Free lunch provided.  Nursing students from KPU hosted a resource table and completed blood pressure tests on 30 seniors.  Approximately 15 Chinese seniors attended.
Wii O o m Niin Hazelton

The Magical Backyard Medicines project assembled 150 medicine kits to help remove risk and build resilience in the lives of isolated individuals through connection to the land.