BC Association of Community Response Networks

Professional Development Events & Campaigns

Because of COVID-19, please check with organizers directly to learn the status of their events.

BC Crime Prevention Week
November 1-7, 2021, Provincewide

Seniors and vulnerable adults are safer when we reach out and show them that we care. Adult abuse is a growing problem in Canada. Involved, caring communities keep all vulnerable adults safe. Join us in spreading adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect prevention and education to recognize Crime Prevention Week by talking to your local CRN.


15th Global Conference on Ageing 2021: Rights Matter
International Federation on Ageing
November 9-12, 2021, Niagara Falls, ON or Virtually

The 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” represents a critical point of connection for all those fighting for the rights of older people in a time when their value may have been in question against the backdrop of the brutal nature and consequences of the global pandemic.

View program information. View registration information.


Responses for Victims of Technology-Facilitated Gender Based Violence: National 2 Day Training
BC Society of Transition Houses
November 16-17, 2021, 9 AM to 12 PM (PST) for both days, Online

Technology is used by those engaging in abusive behaviour to exert power and control over others. But how do we as anti-violence workers, law enforcement and members of the legal and justice system support victims experiencing Tech-Facilitated Gender Based Violence (TFGBV) and hold perpetrators accountable?

This national two-day training is open to participants from across the sector. The sessions aims to form a cross-sectoral group of those supporting victims TFGBV and enhance skills and responses to incidents of TFGBV.

Workshop presenters Rhiannon Wong (BC Society of Transition Houses), Cpl Lisa McMullin (“E” Division, RCMP), Jacqueline B.M. Paulumbo (Department of Justice), Suzie Dunn (Dalhousie’s Schulich School), Moira Aikenhead (UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law) and Bryan Franke (Longmont Police Department, of 2C Solutions, LLC.

View brochure for more details.

Register now. Please note these sessions will NOT be recorded. This training will be in English only.

For any questions, please contact allison@bcsth.ca.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2021, Worldwide

Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on December 3 around the world. Disabled adults must also be acknowledged for their strengths, and not just for their vulnerabilities.

Adults with disabilities may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect, and others may be lonely and isolated. Talk to your local CRN to see if they are planning any events to recognize this day. Even better, get involved and volunteer!


2022 Provincial Summit on Aging (By Invitation)
United Way British Columbia Healthy Aging
April 27-29, 2022, Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC

The third biennial Summit brings together Community-Based Seniors’ Services (CBSS) organizations, older adults, family and friend caregivers, academia, and government representatives to discuss and collaborate on current issues and innovations in healthy aging.

The 2022 Summit theme – Better Together – paves the way towards an integrated, older person-centered model of support in British Columbia.

Official invitations will be sent separately and include specific instructions to register as an individual and/or an exhibitor or sponsor, and will also highlight hybrid participation options, travel policies and bursaries, registration deadlines, and fees.

Please email healthyaging@uwbc.ca with any questions about the event.

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