BC Association of Community Response Networks

Our Top 6: Resources for October

  1. GetCyberSafe.ca Campaign: Get Cyber Safe is a national public awareness campaign created by the Government of Canada to inform Canadians about cyber security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online. Learn practical ways to protect your online accounts, devices, and connections.
  2. Never Too Old – Mini-Documentary (2021): Part of the CBC DOCS POV series, Never Too Old follows 81-year-old PhD candidate Olive Bryanton as she navigates through the final year of her doctoral program at the University of Prince Edward Island. Read the supplemental article. (Video run time: 44 minutes)
  3. Elder Mediation International Network: Elder mediation is a process in which a professionally trained Elder Mediator utilizes a “mediation process model” to address issues and concerns involving an older adult. In some cases, an older adult who is vulnerable may be at the heart of the mediation but in other cases the mediation might be called to reduce or prevent vulnerability of the older person. The Network aims to advance the practice of elder mediation worldwide. Visit their website for more information about the process, and network-hosted education events and resources.
  4. Review of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Care Homes in British Columbia Report (October 2021): In this report, Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie released the results of a province-wide review of COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living sites during the first year of the pandemic. The review examined factors that can influence the probability that a site will experience a COVID-19 outbreak and factors that can minimize the number of staff and residents who become infected when an outbreak occurs.
  5. Opening the Door to Truth and Reconciliation – Workshop Recording (Sept. 2021): Presented by Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, who is the Indigenous Initiatives Advisor with UBC Faculty of Medicine for the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and BC CRN Board member, the workshop offers an opportunity to better understand our individual and collective roles in the redress between Indigenous peoples – First Nations, Métis and Inuit – and Canadians. (Recording run time: 1 hour 55 minutes.) Note: This recording is provided for information purposes only. Please seek permission directly from Derek Thomson (derek_k_thompson@hotmail.com) to utilize any of the content presented.
  6. Emergency Preparedness for Seniors – Workshop Recording (Oct. 2021): Presented by Barbara Morgan who is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Pitt Meadows, this presentation shares practical information on how seniors can prepare themselves in the case of a natural disaster or environmental hazard (e.g., earthquake, pandemic, flood, fire, etc.) (Recording run time: 1 hour 38 minutes)

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