BC Association of Community Response Networks

CRNs at Work

Check out what some of our Community Response Networks (CRNs) have been up to this month! Click the thumbnails to view a larger image.

Tri-Cities CRN Recognizes National Truth & Reconciliation Day, International Day of Older Persons

The Tri-Cities CRN through the Tri-Cities Seniors Action Society hosted Opening the Door to Truth and Reconciliation presented by Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Indigenous Initiatives Advisor, UBC Faculty of Medicine for the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; member of the BC CRN Board of Directors to recognize National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30.

The workshop is an expression of wanting to understand our individual and collective roles in the redress between Indigenous peoples – First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Canadians. View the workshop recording. (Run time: 1 hour 55 minutes)

In recognition of International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2021, the CRN hosted a weeklong series of Zoom webinars from September 27 to October 1 on topics such as adult abuse and neglect, home organization, vaccines for seniors, and seniors’ advocacy, and emergency preparedness.

Following the week of webinars, volunteers set up two Drive-by locations –  one at Astoria Retirement Residence and the other LaFarge Lake Park – for seniors to pick up bags of goodies and information.

The CRN’s events are published in their newsletter. Be sure to contact Regional Mentor Ken Kuhn to subscribe at tcseniorsactionsociety@gmail.com

(Photos: K. Kuhn)


Castlegar CRN Hosts its First Annual Celebrate Seniors Resource Expo on Oct. 1 to Recognize Seniors

The Castlegar CRN, through the Kootenay IRIS Program, organized its first seniors’ expo to recognize Internation Day of Older Persons on October 1.

This volunteer-run event received 31 donated door prizes, enlisted nine vendors who shared resources, including Fortis BC’s Energy Conservation Assistance Program for low-income tenants, and welcomed a total of 93 older adults.

The CRN is looking at making it a twice-yearly event, with the next one possibly taking place in the Spring.

(Photos: Kootenay IRIS Facebook)


Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, and Vancouver Island Regions Work Together to Offer Gatekeeper to the Public

The Bowen Island Public Library is hosting two online sessions via Zoom on Nov. 5 and 9 for staff and they are opening these sessions to the public!

Gatekeeper is geared towards essential workers who have regular contact with the general public and vulnerable adult populations as part of their daily work activities.

To register, email programs@bccrns.caView more on Gatekeeper.