Provincial Learning Event


Provincial Learning Event

Learning Events are held monthly except June, July, August & December, from 10:30 am – 12 pm.

To join the mailing list and receive notices for Learning Events, please contact us.

For questions during call, please email ed@bccrns.ca.

 

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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March 19, 2019 Brain Injury Basics – Presented by: Kix Citton, Executive Director, Nanaimo Brain Injury Society. Learn about Mental Health & Acquired Brain Injury.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 16, 2018 Frauds & Scams – Presented by: Kevin Haarhoff, Certified Financial Crimes Investigator. Learn what Frauds & Scams are currently trending and prevention tips & tactics.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 20, 2018 Internet & Smartphone Safety and Security – Presented by TELUS WISE. Learn how to protect yourself from Identity Theft and Online Frauds & Scams.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Audio Recording

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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Audio Recording (Currently Unavailable)

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.

Intergenerational Guide (Currently Unavailable)
Intergenerational Resource Kit (Currently Unavailable)
Intergenerational Workshop Slides (Currently Unavailable)

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.

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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.

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February 16th, 2016 Mandatory Reporting of Mistreatment of Adults – Effective Panacea or Feel Good Placebo with Charmaine Spencer, Gerontology Research Centre, S.F.U.

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Handout – Basic Questions to Consider
Handout – The Debate Argument

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.

Your Money Seniors