CRN Projects

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 are raising awareness on June 15th, 2020!




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   Agassiz Harrison 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
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!
   Burnaby Physical Activity Event – Participants learned how physical activity affects brain health and how to prepare for safe walking.  A hands-on introduction to Nordixx Pole walking was conducted.

Campbell River
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   Castlegar 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.
   Chetwynd Falls Prevention Workshop – Raised awareness about the different types of risk factors for falls and taught people to reduce their risk of being injured from a fall.  A social event was held with 25 people playing Fall Prevention BINGO (Behaviours, Indoors, Nutrition, Get Active and Outdoors).
   Chilliwack 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.
   Chinese WEAAD – Event attracted 480 seniors and community partners at Central Park to acknowledge and declare WEAAD and demonstrated their seniors as valuable members of their community.  The oldest senior was 96 years old who came with her daughter. The success of the event attributed to a big group of MOSAIC senior leaders who dedicated their time to the event. Positive impacts were witnessed.
   Clearwater More information coming soon!
  Coastal Coalition More information coming soon!
   Comox Valley More information coming soon!
   Cowichan WEAAD – Volunteer Cowichan partnered with Cowichan Community Policing to host a volunteer information table and served tea, coffee, and cake.  The Town Crier read out the proclamation and raised the WEAAD for 2 weeks.  Many conversations were held about older adult abuse and neglect.
   Cranbrook Successfully coached practicum student through a modified Gatekeeper program in plain language suitable for older adults with dementia.  Discussed additional modifications of the Gatekeeper program to facilitate presentations for other types of disabilities. Celebrated WEAAD with a specially designed cake from a local bakery.
   Creston Information Session – Representatives from 6 organizations gathered to strategize a collective response to prevent abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in the community.  Facilitated discussion between agencies/groups about gaps in services and discussed ways in which BC CRNs can inform, train, and maintain community-based networks.

Dawson Creek
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Fort St. John
Helped seniors who are unable to afford personal care products.  Packages are given once a month.
   Francophone 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
Information Events – A series of events were held throughout 2018-2019 providing seniors with information to engage safely with service providers and the internet.  The seniors were also provided with information on wills, reverse mortgages, falls prevention, and mental health.
   Golden Seniors Fair – the event provided opportunities to bring attention to the continuation of the CRN.  The day focused was on health, social, physical and educational needs of the older population.
   Grandview Woodlands WEAAD – coordinated a free BBQ and information table for the public, with an emphasis on senior inclusion and involvement. Several community organizations involved ensured the focus was on the importance of WEAAD and awareness to older abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

Multicultural Festival – The Mayor gave a welcome and a First Nation Elder gave the welcome song and drumming.  Various stations with a wide range of activities were free to the public along with various musical performers.
   Houston WEAAD – A total of 19 posters were posted in prominent places around town along with a public awareness display in the local mall. A table game was set up to learn information about elder abuse which resulted in each player winning an item from the BC CRN promo items. 

WEAAD Teddy Bear Picnic – Partnered with Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative for the 15th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic.  Flyers were distributed via email and social media as well as radio and television spots. Seniors from Kelli’s Intergenerational Mother Goose programs and seniors from various care homes also attended and enjoyed the festivities.
   Kaslo Open House – Received many new folks that were happy to learn about the CRN.  The Open House for June was well attended, referrals were made to the SAIL line, and local/regional agencies were available for support on a variety of issues.
   Kelowna WEAAD – Over 40 vendors displayed their information to help keep seniors/disabled persons safe, 150 people attended the presentation on fraud & scams. Over 1000 posters were distributed door to door and in public places.
   Kitimat Women’s Gathering Event Free and open to anyone who identified as female. Two workshops were offered on women’s well-being and Haisla history.  Meditation techniques and self care was the main focus.

Day of Service – Services included free eye exams, free hair cuts, free foot care and free flu vaccinations. Other services included cold comfort packs, protein bars, hand and toe warmers.  We also had winter jackets, scarves, toques and winter boots. Lunch was also provided. The event was very successful with 5 people receiving eye care, 11 people received hair cuts and 10 people received foot care.
   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.
   Langley 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 Roundtable Event – A roundtable of representatives from organizations throughout Logan Lake discussed each others’ needs and concerns in order to bridge gaps for a healthy community.  There was a renewed interest in the forming of an advisory committee for the future of primary healthcare in the community.
   Vancouver Island
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.
   Lower Mainland
The initial goal was to take inventory and assess services and resources to older LGBT2Q+ and their experiences accessing them, the CRN developed a survey for distribution to the target 55+ population.  67 surveys were completed and returned. The surveys yielded useful information, both pertaining to the issues.

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   Mt. Waddington More information coming soon!
   Nanaimo 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.
   Nelson Senior’s Fair – Fair was held in recognition of National Senior’s Day every year.  47 tables of information and some practitioners at our Fair, feedback was very positive.  160 people attended over five hours.
   North Okanagan Information Session – 43 older persons attended with Edgar Wolf from Old Age Security to talk about health issues and home support.  Service providers set up resource tables.  Delightful lunch for all.
   North Shore Facilitating Vibrant Conversations – participants attended three 3-hour workshops with activities designed to give the participants direct experience in ways to build connections, empathy, listening, and communication skills.  Participants had an opportunity to facilitate/co-facilitate the workshop on the last day.

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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 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 Public Awareness Campaign – 150 people participated in the draw and the CRN communicated with approx. 310 who received education materials related to Adult Abuse and Neglect with links and promo materials to community resources.
   Prince Rupert WEAAD – 25 people attended an event to listen to 4 speakers present such topics as scams & frauds, wills and power of attorney, memory and aging and nutrition and exercise. The presenters left materials for the attendees to take home.

Information Booth – Brought awareness to the issues pertaining to older adult abuse.  Displayed a wild and crazy booth full of the colour purple.  Seniors participated in writing sayings such as, “Please don’t hurt me, don’t take my money,” etc.

Renfrew Collingwood
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.
    Revelstoke Conflict Seminar – Successful travel and arrangements for facilitator Wayne Plenert.  Effective marketing and dissemination, well attended.
     Richmond More information coming soon!
   Ridge Meadows
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   Robson Valley 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
WEAAD – 40 people attended the Lunch and Learn event facilitated by Lori Yeo, Older Women’s Counsellor and Carol Bilson, Education Coordinator, both from the Victoria Women’s Transition House.  Using a creative and communal painting experience, both men and women learned about the importance of WEAAD and the effects of Elder Abuse. 
   Salmo Senior’s Wellness Fair – 52 Seniors and 24 service providers attended the Fair.  A free lunch was provided for all participants. Salmo Victim Services provided a 30-minute presentation on identity theft, fraud and how to report it.  Information packages were given to all attendees and vendors.
   Salt Spring Island 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 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.
   Secwepec More information coming soon!
   Shuswap Seniors Fair   Event promoted CRN and Elder Abuse.  Community connections and presentations were given at this event.
   Smithers WEAAD Event – The CRN spent the day interacting with 245 customers that passed by the WEAAD display outside of Safeway, handing out $5 Tim Hortons gift cards to seniors.  A purple petunia plant was offered for a free draw which drew people to the table.
   South Cariboo Seniors Health Fair59 Booths were set up representing health, legal, financial, recreation, arts/culture, safety, insurance, food/nutrition, transportation and travel.  Attendees had the opportunity to meet service providers. 500 people attended the Fair.
   South Okanagan Paint & Wine Night – Had 2 displays of CRN information to bring awareness of what a CRN does.  3,824 people were reached by social media.  A representative from Desert Sun donated her time to prepare and facilitate the event.
   Sparwood WEAAD Strawberry Tea – In conjunction with Coal Miner Days the CRN held a very successful event and exposed many members of the community to the CRN programs and brochures.  The Mayor and other Provincial Politicians attended as they recognized the benefits of the CRN in surrounding communities.
   Sunshine Coast Pender Harbour Roundtable – A wide range of service providers and representatives of community organizations attended the Pender Harbour Roundtable.  Resource materials were reviewed, and attendees participated in exercises aimed at addressing older adult abuse prevention and intervention.
    Surrey City Centre Creating Meaningful Connections/WEAAD – the event was a wrap up recognition and celebration of the value of ‘Creating Meaningful Connections” in support of the prevention of elder abuse and neglect.  Welcome remarks by City Councillor on behalf of the Mayor and a Grade 6 student, Mohnish Peshin gave an inspirational speech about Elder Abuse.
    Surrey Guildford Creating Meaningful Connections/WEAAD – the event was a wrap up recognition and celebration of the value of ‘Creating Meaningful Connections” in support of the prevention of elder abuse and neglect.  Welcome remarks by City Councillor on behalf of the Mayor and a Grade 6 student, Mohnish Peshin gave an inspirational speech about Elder Abuse.
    Surrey/Newton Creating Meaningful Connections/WEAAD – the event was a wrap up recognition and celebration of the value of ‘Creating Meaningful Connections” in support of the prevention of elder abuse and neglect.  Welcome remarks by City Councillor on behalf of the Mayor and a Grade 6 student, Mohnish Peshin gave an inspirational speech about Elder Abuse.

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   Tri Cities More information coming soon!

   Downtown East Side
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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).  
   Mt. Pleasant
Boundaries Training – Shared common situations that arise around neglect and harm, where attendees can get assistance.  Volunteers, staff and CRN coordinators gained insight and awareness to setting healthy boundaries and understanding the importance of why we set boundaries, when to say no. Participants discussed various scenarios and reported back that they felt more confident, prepared, safer and able to more accurately recognize signs of harm or abuse. 
   South Granville
Elder Abuse Awareness Block Party – A huge success with more than 200 people attended.  The event-built relationships through connecting neighbours, businesses and community services. Information tables raised awareness on how to identify and prevent elder abuse.  More than 150 ‘Community Resource Cards’ were distributed. An INR video of “It’s Not Right” was presented in Spanish.
   West End
Senior’s Breakfast & Luncheon Outreach – Overview of BC CRN and adult abuse resources were presented.  Over 160 vulnerable seniors were served, and abuse information is now available through Central Presbyterian Church and St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church.

Seniors Forum – Provided a drop-by booth with booklets and handouts about the work of the CRN and BCCRN.  The event was held in honour of the UN Day for Older Persons.
   Westshore WEAAD – Information and resources was provided in 4 ways – dissemination of information via Greater Victoria Library, Rack Card distribution to municipalities, WEAAD display mounted at the Municipal Hall of View Royal and a Senior’s Information Session focusing on Scams & Frauds.
   White Rock 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
WEAAD/World Intergenerational Day/World Paramedics Day – Successfully delivered 5 hours of presentations.  19 resources booths were set up from the surrounding communities plus 2 from out of town – CRA and Service Canada.