March 2021

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Learning the Art of the Pivot: Victoria CRN Shifts Approach to Keep Communities Safe

What happens when you start a substantial project in your community, spend months lining up resources, venues and partnerships, and suddenly everything comes to a crashing halt?

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The Isolation Pandemic:
COVID-19 & the Social Determinants of Health

On March 18, people from Metro Vancouver and communities as far north as Prince Rupert were brought together through their common interest in learning more about the impacts of the pandemic on LGBTQ2S+ seniors and marginalized communities.

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Neighbours Helping Neighbours: Spreading Kindness & Connection

Communities in Cranbrook and Kimberley are tackling the negativity of the pandemic head on by focusing on the helpers and the good they are doing both big and small.

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Music Matters

Music and music therapy have proven to be effective in combatting isolation and maintaining mental health and wellness.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2021

It’s time to start planning for June 15!

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CRNs at Work

Our CRNs have been hard at work all month. Check out the photos of what they’ve been up to.

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Volunteer of the Month

We’re happy to introduce you to Louisa Sanchez, co-coordinator of the Prince Rupert CRN, as our March volunteer of the month!  Thank you, Louisa, for everything you are doing for the community!

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Provincial Learning Event: Keeping Seniors & Vulnerable Adults Safe at the End of Life

Sign up today for this free online session by Jennifer Mallmes, Registered Community Health Worker, birth doula and end-of-life care doula/Registered Care Aide on April 20, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon (PST).

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Provincial Learning Event by Daniel Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Minister for Métis Nation BC

Session details are coming soon, but you can still register now for this free online session on May 18, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12 noon (PST).

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Professional Development Events & Campaigns

Lots of campaigns are coming up this year, with National Volunteer Week in April and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in June.

Check out where can get involved with your local CRN.

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Additional News

Please click here for information on how community response networks (CRNs) are responding to the COVID-19 emergency in their communities.

The BC Association of Community Response Networks upholds the Calls for Justice in the Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Please read the full statement here.