BC Association of Community Response Networks

Our Top 4: Resources for November 2022

  1. Online Resources Hub for Chinese Seniors in BC: Created and hosted by the Chinese CRN, this site publishes posters (in Chinese) of social, educational, and cultural events for Chinese seniors in the province. There are already events confirmed for 2023!
  2. Older Adults (65+) Mental Health Knowledge Hub (Website): Being isolated or lonely can lead to a host of mental health issues like depression and anxiety. One in five older adults will experience difficulties with mental health. The lack of attention and support for mental health impacts the individual’s quality of life and costs the health system billions. Precision Mental Health, a transdisciplinary research team of scientists, researchers, designers, writers, administrators, and managers, is examining how technology can help older adults feel less socially isolated and lonely, with the hope that it can improve mental health.
  3. 5 Tips to Support Inclusion of 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors (Video Recording): Presented by leZlie lee kam and hosted by Western University’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children Learning Network, the recording discusses the Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors Tool Kit: Leading and Learning with Pride produced by the City of Toronto. (Video runtime: 30 minutes.)
  4. In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care (November 2020): Emotional Trigger Warning – This content of this report discusses topics that, for Indigenous peoples, may trigger memories of culturally unsafe personal experiences or such experiences of their friends, family, and community.Support is available: The Métis Crisis Line (available 24 hours daily) 1-833-MétisBC or (1-833-638-4722): KUU-US Crisis line (available 24 hours daily) 1-800-588-8717 or kuu-uscrisisline.caSystemic racism requires systemic action to address it, including addressing deficiencies in governance, leadership, education, policy, transparency, regulation, complaints processes, and accountability. The Review Recommendations stress the need for immediate, principled, and comprehensive efforts to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against Indigenous peoples.

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