Professional Development Events & Campaigns

Because of COVID-19, please check with organizers directly to learn the status of their events.

Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making (Consultation), Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)
Until March 2022, Nationwide

CCEL is seeking participants for a series of virtual consultation events on strategies for including people living with dementia in decision making. Specifically, they would like to hear from people living with dementia and other disabilities. They are also recruiting family members and friends for virtual consultation events from the perspectives of caregivers. View more information.

Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC (COSCO) Conference 2021
September 27-28, 2021, Online

Contact COSCO on Facebook or through their website for more information.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021, Nationwide

In June, the federal government announced Sept. 30 as a new annual statutory day to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost, and the survivors, families, and communities who continue to grieve. Sept. 30 has also been known as Orange Shirt Day, which was founded by Phyllis Webstad.

It’s more than wearing an orange shirt. (If you do buy a branded orange shirt, purchase from an official source.) Learn about the history of residential schools, truth and reconciliation, and how you can support Indigenous communities.

National Seniors Day/International Day of the Older Person
October 1, 2021, Nationwide, Worldwide

These two days fall on the same day! In Canada, National Seniors Day is about finding occasions for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate older adults. The intent of National Seniors Day is to showcase the contribution seniors make to the Canadian economy and that their contribution is valuable and ongoing. Seniors helped build our communities and our country.

International Day of the Older Person is a United Nations designated day that aims to raise awareness of the challenges of population aging and to promote the development of society for all ages.

Talk to your local CRN to see if there are any events being planned to recognize either of these days in your community.

AGETech Innovation Week 2021Save the Date!
October 4-8, 2021, Online

Meet and share ideas with leaders in the AgeTech sector in Canada and elsewhere. Explore challenges and opportunities for getting technology into people’s hands, and generate socio-economic impact. Discover innovations that will shape the future of aging.

Bookmark this link for upcoming registration details.

Persons with Disabilities Virtual Presentation, Canada Revenue Agency & Services Canada
October 28, 2021 from 1:30-3 PM (PST)/4:30-6 PM (EST), Online.

Benefits and credits are available to you! If you live with a disability or have a dependent with a disability, there are benefits and tax credits available to you and the people who support you. Some of the benefits and credits for which you may be eligible are the Disability tax credit, medical expenses, Canada caregiver credit, and the child disability benefit.

What do you need to know as you get older and transition from disability payments to pensions? Tips on getting the most from your interactions with Service Canada. What is the RDSP and where can you learn more? How to find benefits that may be available to you.

Click here to register today.

BC Association for Charitable Gaming (BCACG) and Volunteer BC Symposium 2021Save the Date!
October 28-29, 2021, Online

 For more information, bookmark the BCACG website for upcoming details on registration and programming.

BC Crime Prevention Week
November 1-7, 2021, Provincewide

Seniors and vulnerable adults are safer when we reach out and show them that we care. Adult abuse is a growing problem in Canada. Involved, caring communities keep all vulnerable adults safe. Join us in spreading adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect prevention and education to recognize Crime Prevention Week by talking to your local CRN.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2021, Worldwide

Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on December 3 around the world. Disabled adults must also be acknowledged for their strengths, and not just for their vulnerabilities.

Adults with disabilities may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect, and others may be lonely and isolated. Talk to your local CRN to see if they are planning any events to recognize this day. Even better, get involved and volunteer!

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