January 17, 2023 | Essential Legal Planning Documents for BC presented by Joanne Taylor, Executive Director, Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry.
The presentation will provide session participants with:
- An overview of legal planning documents available under BC legislation, which include Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Wills
- An introduction to the Nidus Registry service
Joanne Taylor has led the education in BC on planning for the future, also called advance care planning, for over 30 years both as a volunteer and, since 2000, as Executive Director of the Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre. Nidus is a non-profit, charitable organization. Joanne has helped thousands of people learn about, make and register a Representation Agreement, a made-in-BC planning document.
February 21, 2023 | The Adult Guardianship Act presented by Amanda Brown, Director; and Elisse Tan, Registered Social Worker, Re:Act Adult Protection Program, Vancouver Coastal Health.
The Adult Guardianship Act is one of four acts that form BC’s adult guardianship legislation. Part 3 of the Adult Guardianship Act regarding support and assistance for abused and neglected adults is the part of the legislation most closely connected to the BC CRN.
In this presentation, participants can expect to receive an overview of the Adult Guardianship Act from the context of Vancouver Coastal Health’s Re:Act Adult Protection Program.
Amanda Brown, MSW, RSW is the Director of Vancouver Coastal Health’s Re:Act Adult Protection Program. She provides education, consultation, and systemic support to designated responders who investigate and intervene in situations of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. She is the regional lead on issues related to the Adult Guardianship Act and her work includes partnering with community agencies to develop response protocols. She is a past Director of the BC Association of Community Response Networks, and she currently sits on many provincial committees and networks working to prevent abuse of vulnerable adults.
Elisse Tan, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker, working with the Re:Act Adult Protection Program. She brings over fifteen years of experience in health care, working within hospital and community-based settings. Elisse’s work has spanned across various front line and leadership positions within Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health. In her current role, Elisse supports clinicians working as designated responders, by providing education and consultation about the use of the Adult Guardianship Act, as well as other relevant legislation related to adult protection. She also serves as secretary on the BC CRN Board of Directors.
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