Held a wonderful community event at Britannia Community Centre celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15 and serving up a salmon bbq for about 100 people. Along with the BC Community Response Network, REACH Community Health Centre, and Brightside Housing, this event was organized as an information sharing opportunity in the spirit of bringing elders and seniors in our community together through a fun an socially connecting event.
As a member of the Grandview Woodland Community Response Network, we are happy to partner in this effort to build awareness around issues of elder abuse in their many forms – for example, physical, emotional, financial. Many of these abuses are criminal offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, such as Theft, Forgery, Extortion, Assault, Intimidation, Threats, and Failure to Provide the Necessities of Life.
We acknowledge in our food security work the very important role that food plays in nourishing the whole self, including our spiritual and social well-being. As such, we are happy to bring a wholistic food security and food justice lens to the work of the Community Response Network. Community meals are a great way to build respectful, inclusive, and safe communities.