BC Association of Community Response Networks

Campaigns and Professional Development Events


National Fraud Prevention Month 2022

Provincewide for the Month of March

March is National Fraud Prevention Month. Every year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud. Most people don’t think it could happen to them, but fraudsters increasingly use sophisticated methods to target people from all walks of life. More and more of these schemes are being attributed to organized crime. The impact on individuals, families and businesses is devastating – retirement savings, homes, businesses and in some cases, lives have all been lost. The impact of Covid-19 scams in Canada between March 2020 and January 2021 saw over $7M lost to fraud. (Source: Province of BC)

Contact your local Community Response Network (CRN) for activities in your area.

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2022 Provincial Summit on Aging (By Invitation)

United Way British Columbia Healthy Aging

April 27-29, 2022, Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC

The third biennial Summit brings together Community-Based Seniors’ Services (CBSS) organizations, older adults, family and friend caregivers, academia, and government representatives to discuss and collaborate on current issues and innovations in healthy aging.

The 2022 Summit theme – Better Together – paves the way towards an integrated, older person-centered model of support in British Columbia.

Official invitations will be sent separately and include specific instructions to register as an individual and/or an exhibitor or sponsor, and will also highlight hybrid participation options, travel policies and bursaries, registration deadlines, and fees.

Please email healthyaging@uwbc.ca with any questions about the event.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022

June 15, 2022, Worldwide

Wear your best purple and join us in recognizing this important day of awareness and community safely in-person and online!

This year’s theme: Human Rights Don’t Get Old.

Check back for more WEAAD news and be sure to talk to your local CRN to get involved.

Be sure to also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and post using the hashtag #WEAAD2022.

(Header Photo: S. Zeznik)