BC Association of Community Response Networks

Our Top 4: Resources for February


  1. Informed Consent and the COVID-19 Vaccine: With the provincial COVID-19 immunization strategy currently underway, health care providers are in the process of obtaining informed consent prior to administering the vaccine. In some situations, the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) may provide consent on behalf of adults who are not capable of providing consent themselves. Learn more about who has the authority to provide consent to the COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. Resetting Normal: Women, Decent Work and Canada’s Fractured Care Economy (Paper, 2020): A landmark public policy paper on building gender equality into the pandemic recovery written by lawyer and York University professor Fay Faraday, this report includes a roadmap on how to do things better; how to invest in quality care services, care policies and care-relevant infrastructure to reduce barriers and advance inclusion, gender equity and gender equality.
  3. There is No Vaccine for Stigma: A Rapid Evidence Review of stigma mitigation strategies during past outbreaks among Indigenous populations living in rural, remote and northern regions of Canada and what can be learned for COVID-19 (Study, 2021): A new resource from the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) and Northern Health focuses on evidence-based recommendations to counteract COVID-19 related stigma in Indigenous, rural, remote, and Northern Canadian communities.
  4. COVID-19 Experiences and Advance Care Planning Among Older Canadians: Influence of Age Group, Gender, and Sexual Orientation (Report, 2021): COVID-19 is a global pandemic that poses the greatest health risk to older adults, in particular those with pre-existing medical conditions. Little is known about the personal and social experiences among Canadians age 55+ during this pandemic. In this study conducted by SFU Gerontology, the research looked at how women and men, younger, middle and older age older adults, and both heterosexual and LGBT older Canadians perceive the impact of COVID-19 on their current as compared to their pre-pandemic physical and mental health and lifestyle, and on its impact on their preparations for future healthcare.