BC Association of Community Response Networks

Our Top 3: Resources for December

  1. Hidden and Invisible: Seniors Abuse and Neglect in British Columbia (2021): In this report, Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie details the results of a systemic review of seniors’ abuse and neglect in British Columbia. The review examined the protections that exist for B.C. seniors, the prevalence of seniors’ abuse and neglect, the method of reporting abuse and neglect, and the response to reports of seniors’ abuse and neglect. View Executive Director Sherry Baker’s response.
  2. Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) Seniors’ Transportation Survey: This survey is a joint effort of United Way British Columbia and Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST). Its purpose is to collect information and opinions on how well the existing transportation system is working for those 55 years of age and better. Survey results will be used to identify the need for new and improved transportation services throughout the province, and to help move forward the conversation for improvements with municipal, regional, and provincial governments as well as transportation service providers. Deadline for responses: January 12, 2022, at 4 PM (PST).
  3. The Learning Network Newsletter, Issue 35: Gender-Based Violence in Rural, Remote, and Northern Communities (May 2021): Gender-based violence takes place in ways that are both unique and disproportionately high in rural, remote, and northern (RRN) communities. This Issue discusses current statistical trends, barriers to support, and opportunities for mobilizing the strengths of RRN communities to empower survivors and promote social change.

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