BC Association of Community Response Networks

Campaigns & Professional Development Events

Creating a Federal Policy Definition of “Senior Abuse” (Consultation)
Employment and Social Development Canada
June 15 – July 22, 2021, Nationwide

The Canadian Government is looking for feedback to create a federal policy definition of “senior abuse”. Currently, there is no standard in Canada. It can mean different things to different people depending on their life and ethno-cultural experience.

A federal definition will support more consistent and informed awareness and prevention activities data collection, and program and service delivery. The consultation involves complete an online or paper survey. View more.

Intimate Partner Violence: Experiences of Indigenous First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women in Canada
The Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre
July 6, 2021 from 1-3 PM (EST), Online

The Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre at Women and Gender Equality Canada will be hosting a presentation focusing on Intimate partner violence: Experiences of Indigenous First Nations, Métis and Inuit women in Canada. To register: http://ow.ly/dg6w50FcPbT

Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making (Consultation)
Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)
July 2021 – 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 on 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 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 ageing 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 generating socio-economic impact. Discover innovations that will shape the future of aging.   Bookmark this link for upcoming registration details.

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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