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|May 18, 2021||Metis Nation British Columbia – Presented by Daniel Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Minister for the Métis Nation BC (MNBC). This session will provide a brief history of the key contributions Metis people have made and continue to make in BC regarding whom many refer to as ‘the forgotten people.’|
|April 20, 2021||Keeping Seniors and Vulnerable Adults Safe at the End of Life – Presented by Jennifer Mallmes, Registered Community Health Worker, birth doula and end-of-life care doula/Registered Care Aide. This session will provide insight into how the risk of abuse may increase as a person nears the end of life.
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|Mar. 16, 2021||The Fraud Double Feature – Co-presented by Corporal Vinh Ngo, Federal Policing Prevention and Engagement Unit – BC, RCMP and Farid Salji, Analyst, Currency Awareness and Education Team, Bank of Canada – BC and Yukon Regional Office.
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|Feb. 16, 2021||Elder Abuse and Neglect: Legal Framework and Guiding Principles for Best Practice in BC – Presented by Krista James, National Director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL).|
|Jan. 19, 2021||Ready for the Unexpected! Why You Should Have an Advanced Care Plan, Planning for Incapacity – Presented by Horst Backé, CRN Coordinator, Vancouver Island Living Out Visibly Engaged (LOVE) CRN; and Jane Osborne, BC CRN Regional Mentor – Vancouver Island Central and North.|
|Nov. 17, 2020||How to Protect Your Finances in Uncertain Times – Presented by Robert Paddick, Deputy Ombudsman, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI).|
|Oct. 20, 2020||Exploring Restorative Approaches to Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect – Presented by Jane Osborne, BC CRN Regional Mentor – Vancouver Island Central and North and Dr. Alana Abramson, Criminology, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.|
|Sept. 15, 2020||Cannabis and Older Adults – Presented by Jane Hanson, RCMP Community Crime Prevention Specialist and Vijay Morancie, RCMP Cannabis Engagement Coordinator. Learn what cannabis is and how it is used, health risks and potential benefits, medical cannabis, responsible use, Cannabis laws and where to purchase legal cannabis products.|
|May 19, 2020||Elder Abuse and Natural Disasters – Lessons Learned that could Apply to COVID-19 – Presented by: Gloria M. Gutman, PhD, FCAHS, LLD (Hon.), OBC, CM, – Learn more how to detect, mitigate and prevent adult abuse and neglect, and form new partnerships in community with first responders and humanitarian agencies in today’s reality during the COVID-19 emergency.|
|April 21, 2020||Predatory Marriage: What You Need to Know About a Growing Threat – Presented by: Emily Clough, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP – An overview of the legal, policy ad social issues surrounding predatory marriage, including reference to recent case law. She will highlight some of the warning signs of abuse.|
|March 17, 2020||Active Aging in Recreation – Presented by: Noelle Virtue, Project Manager, BC Recreation and Parks Association. Learn about the benefits of Choose to Move and ActivAge programs supporting older adults in the recreation sector including complementary programs aimed at inactive and isolated older adults.|
|February 18, 2020||Contextualizing Abuse and Neglect among Transgender Older Adults – Presented by: A.J. Lowik, PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, The University of British Columbia. We will consider how and why trans older adults are more vulnerable to neglect, abuse and mistreatment than their cisgender counterparts.|
|January 21, 2020||Creating Safe & Respectful Communities for Older Adults – Presented by Raeann Rideout – Director, Provincial Partnerships and Outreach, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO). This event is a must for those looking to protect themselves and their loved ones against vaccine-preventable disease!|
|November 19, 2019||The Travelling Wills Project – Presented by: Kevin Smith, Lawyer & Consultant, Seniors First BC. Learn about this new initiative to help low income adults access free personal planning documents such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.|
|October 15, 2019||The Role of BCs Advocate for Service Quality – Presented by: Leanne Dospital, BCs Advocate for Service Quality, Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction.|
|September 17, 2019||15 Minutes Could Save Your Life – Presented by: Ajit Johal, Immunization and Clinical Education – A must for those looking to protect themselves and their loved ones against vaccine-preventable disease.|
|May 21, 2019||Discovering Community Paramedicine in B.C. – Presented by: Michelle Britain, Project Manager, Emergency Health Services. Improving access to health care in rural and remote communities by expanding the role of qualified paramedics.|
|April 16, 2019||Public Guardian & Trustee – Presented by: Alison Leaney, MSW, RSW, Provincial Coordinator, Vulnerable Adults Community Response. Introduction to CRNs and BCs Abuse Neglect Laws – Where Are We Now?|
|March 19, 2019||Brain Injury Basics – Presented by: Kix Citton, Executive Director, Nanaimo Brain Injury Society. Learn about Mental Health & Acquired Brain Injury.|
|February 19, 2019||Tackling Ageism through Slow Tours & Fast Connections – Anti Ageist Music Tour – Presented by: April Struthers, Regional Mentor, Sunshine Coast. Learn about a social innovation to combat Ageism working Inter-generationally.|
|January 15, 2019||Hep C & Baby Boomers – Presented by: Pacific Hepatitis C Network, Deb Schmitz, ED & Daryl Luster, Coordinator of Help4Hep Helpline. Learn about Hep C, it transmission, symptoms & liver disease and what treatment is available.|
|November 20, 2018||Better Transportation Options for Seniors – Presented by: Stephanie Williams, BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) and Janette McIntosh, STAR (Seniors Transportation Access & Resources). Learn about programs that provide transportation options for Seniors.|
|October 16, 2018||Frauds & Scams – Presented by: Kevin Haarhoff, Certified Financial Crimes Investigator. Learn what Frauds & Scams are currently trending and prevention tips & tactics.|
|September 18, 2018||The Impact of Ageism on Elder Abuse and How to Challenge It! – Presented by: CARP National Director of Law, Policy & Research, Laura Tamblyn Watts & CARP VP of Advocacy, Wanda Morris.|
|May 15, 2018||The Serious Side of Gravity: Prevention of Falls & Fractures – Presented by Dr. Fabio Feldmen, Fraser Health – Increase your awareness of falls & fracture prevention.|
|April 17, 2018||Hoarding – Presented by Captain Megan Sabell, City of Victoria Fire Department and Dr. Murray Anderson, PhD, University of Victoria. Captain Sabell is part of H.E.A.T. Hoarding Education and Action Team is how Victoria is dealing with the issue of hoarding. Dr. Anderson informed about the behavioural, history and diagnosis of hoarding.|
|March 20, 2018||How to be an Ally in Your Community – Presented by Ajit Mehat, Board Member, BC CRN – Understand what you can do in your own community to overcome divisions & exclusions. Learn about skills needed to become an ally as part of a long process.|
|February 20, 2018||Internet & Smartphone Safety and Security – Presented by TELUS WISE. Learn how to protect yourself from Identity Theft and Online Frauds & Scams.|
|January 16, 2018||Conflict Triangles & Interpersonal Conflict – Introducing the source of the disconnect and offers a tool for understanding and changing how we conflict. Presented by: Wayne Plenert, a retired lawyer who mediates, teaches interpersonal conflict, helps design conflict systems and mentors mediators.|
|November 21, 2017||Saving for a Secure Future – The Registered Disability Savings Plan – Learn about who is eligible, what is needed to apply and the benefits of the program. Presented by Ward Bertram – Co-Chair BC CRN, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Professional Consultant on Aging, Wealth Management Specialist.|
|October 17, 2017||Patient Voices – Engaging Patient’s in Health Care Improvement – Presented by Jami Brown – Network Engagement Leader for Patient and Public Engagement – Fraser Valley.|
|September 19, 2017||See Something, Say Something – Elder Abuse Awareness Program from Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers provides a safe, anonymous way to report abuse. Presented by Linda Annis – Executive Director.|
|May 16, 2017||Raising the Profile Project – Raising the profile and celebrating the value of community based seniors services in B.C. Presented by Team Leader – Marcy Cohen|
|April 18, 2017||An Overview of Person Centered Thinking – Presented by Lynne Ford and Nolda Ware, Mentor Training Team. For people being supported by services to have positive control over their lives the people providing services must be aware of mindful listening, the concept of important to & important for and supporting choices.
|March 21, 2017||Gatekeeper Program – A Program of BC CRN and the key to community based support for Older & Vulnerable Adults – Presented by BC CRN Regional Mentor Heather von Ilberg and Castlegar BC CRN Coordinator Sandi McCreight.|
|February 21, 2017||Healthy Literacy In Our Communities. Do Your Clients Understand You? – Presented by Giovanna Boniface, OT, CCLCP, National Director of Professional Affairs, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.|
|January 17, 2017||Seniors Aging OUT: Working Together for Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQ2 Seniors – Presented by Jane Osborne, BC CRN Regional Mentor, and Nicole Tremblay, Clinical Social Work Educator at Island Health.|
|November 15, 2016||Older Women’s Rights Matter – A project examinging what legal issues are likely to touch the lives of diverse older women who have experienced abuse. Presented by Alana Prochuk, Manager of Publilc Legal Education at West Coast LEAF.|
|October 18, 2016||Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors – A project aimed to develop a model to counter elder abuse, given no standardized approach to detect situations of vulnerable seniors was available. Presented by Professor Marie Beaulieu, University of Sherbrooke, with acknowledgement to co-reaearcher Michelle Cote, Montreal Police.
|September 20, 2016||Community Gaming Grants – BC Association of Charitable Gaming Executive Director David Sheach is the voice for charities and non-profits providing feedback on gaming grants and licensing programs in BC.
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|May 17, 2016||Intergenerational Workshop – Sharon MacKenzie, i2i, presented newly launched resources to help your community get involved with Intergenerational Day on June 1st and WEAAD on June 15th.|
|April 19th, 2016||Privacy in Policing – Cpl. Dean Allchin, RCMP “E” Division, presents how the Federal Privacy Act impacts the relationship between the public and the police.|
|March 15th, 2016||Promising Practices in Housing Women who are Older and Fleeing Violence or Abuse – April Struthers presents results & learnings from the paper “Atira Women’s Resource Society-2015” prepared with Canadian Centre for Elder Law.|
|February 16th, 2016||Mandatory Reporting of Mistreatment of Adults – Effective Panacea or Feel Good Placebo with Charmaine Spencer, Gerontology Research Centre, S.F.U.|
|January 19th, 2016||Canadian Bankers Association – Your Money Seniors – Melanie Minos, Manager, Communications presents Financial Abuse – Protecting Your Money and Yourself, advocating for public policies and promoting financial literacy all to help Canadians make informed decisions and help protect against financial crimes.|