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Abuse of older adults is a serious issue in Canada. Over the years, project investments to address the issue have been made by different levels of government. It's Not Right! is one example. A pan-Canadian approach can help align and build on these investments to improve our current state.

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How are we addressing elder abuse in British Columbia?

Do we have a provincial/territorial:

Elder Abuse Strategy/Action Plan? Yes (2013)

Provincial/Territorial Elder Abuse Network? yes

Does it have annualized government funding? yes

Are there local elder abuse networks operating? yes

Do they receive government funding? yes



What department is responsible for seniors?

Ministry of Health

BCCRN

BC Community Response Network

http://www.bccrns.ca/generated/homepage.php

The British Columbia Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRN) grew out of the need to create an on-going, permanent provincial funding and support structure for the benefit of local CRNs and adults in their communities experiencing abuse, neglect and self-neglect. The Association provides small project funding, materials, training, support people and maintains a website to assist Community Response Networks in their work.

At the local level, CRNs facilitate prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults in British Columbia. In liaising at the provincial level through their Regional Mentors and the Executive Director, CRNs assist in identifying common themes, barriers and issues which require work at the regional, provincial and sometimes national level.

BC CRN is funded by the British Columbia Government

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The British Columbia Government website provides information about elder abuse

Protection from Elder Abuse

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/health-safety/protection-from-elder-abuse-and-neglect

Includes Helplines, Fact Sheets, Resources and Publication links