BC Association of Community Response Networks

Our Top 5: Resources for July/August


  1. Transformative Change: Advancing Cultural Safety Across British Columbia (Webinar Recording, 2022): Across BC and Canadian health systems, First Nations, Métis and Inuit experience racism and discrimination at many levels when seeking health-related care and services. The range of negative impacts from these experiences include harm and even death. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) partnered with Health Standards Organization (HSO) to bring together a BC First Nations-led Cultural Safety and Humility Technical Committee to oversee the development of a HSO 75000:2022 (E) British Columbia Cultural Safety and Humility standard. This standard addresses racism and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in BC. It has the potential to guide transformative change in BC health systems and organizations. (Full video recording run time: 1 hour, 25 minutes. Video is also broken up into smaller chapters.)
  2. Violence against seniors and their perceptions of safety in Canada (Report, 2022): Authored by the Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics (Statistics Canada), this report highlights the latest numbers based on studies in Canada from 2000 to 2020.
  3. Guidance for conducting trauma-and violence-informed community-based programs during a pandemic, natural disaster, crisis, or other emergency situation (Guidance Document, 2022): Produced by the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (Western University), this document has been developed for practitioners conducting community-based intervention programs during a crisis with individuals who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV).
  4. Guidance for researchers conducting trauma- and violence-informed community-based research during a pandemic, natural disaster, crisis, or other emergency situation (Guidance Document, 2022): An extension of the paper listed above, this document is specifically geared to researchers.
  5. 2021-2022 Annual Report of the Office of the Seniors Advocate (Report, 2022): The Office of the Seniors Advocate is mandated to address issues related to seniors aged 65 and older in the areas of health care, housing, transportation, income, and personal care. The Seniors Advocate focuses on overall systemic issues, while also connecting people to organizations that can help resolve their individual needs.

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