Provincial Learning Event

This free teleconference is normally held on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to noon with the exception of December, July and August; the June teleconference is reserved for the Association's Annual General Meeting. If you are not on the mailing list, you can contact to receive the call-in information.

Previous Topics

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 souce 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 metnors 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 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 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 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 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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September 20 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.

         Community Gaming Grant Seminar

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May 17th 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
Intergenerational Resource Kit
Intergenerational Workshop Slides

April 19th

Privacy in Policing - Cpl. Dean Allchin, RCMP "E" Division, presents how the Federal Privacy Act impacts the relationship between the public and the police.

Privacy in Policing Presentation Materials

Presentation Audio

March 15th

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.

Promising Practices

February 16th 

Mandatory Reporting of Mistreatment of Adults - Effective Panacea or Feel Good Placebo with Charmaine Spencer, Gerontology Research Centre, S.F.U.

Presentation Materials
Handout - Basic Questions to Consider
Handout - The Debate Argument

January 19th

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