Allied and Partner Organizations
Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.
British Columbia’s Council to Reduce Elder Abuse
British Columbia’s Council to Reduce Elder Abuse – Formed as a response to the BC Government’s ‘Together To Reduce Elder Abuse’ Strategy, CREA is made up of representatives from 15 agencies that deal with Elder Abuse during the course of their day-to-day operations. CREA was created and exists to foster collaboration and coordination in order to advance elder abuse prevention in British Columbia by:
- Promoting and facilitating awareness building and training on elder abuse prevention, recognition and response; and
- Galvanizing society to commit, both collectively and individually, to reducing elder abuse and ensuring that it is not tolerated in British Columbia.
BC Association of Community Response Networks
BC Association of Community Response Networks Community Response Networks facilitate prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults in British Columbia. BCACRN provides small project funding, materials, training, support people and maintains a website to assist Community Response Networks in their work. As well, provincial teleconferences are held on a monthly basis with all CRN members and interested parties invited to join the conversation.
Alzheimer Society British Columbia
Alzheimer Society British Columbia ensures people affected by dementia are not alone, by educating and mobilizing a broader community of care around them, and supporting valuable research into the disease and people living with it. One of ASBC's key programs is First Link® dementia support, which connects people with dementia and their care partners to support services, education and information at any stage of the journey.
Active Aging Research Team
Active Aging Research Team at UBC brings together scholars, community stakeholders and government to address needs, issues and opportunities of an aging society. Together they seek to positively impact the lives of older adults by focusing on key drivers of health, including social connectedness, mobility, and physical activity. Through co-leadership with communities and through cross sector collaboration AARt is leading a number of initiatives that benefit older citizens, such as the Re-imagine Aging research cluster at UBC Active Aging BC and its signature program, Choose to Move; and an Implementation Science Hub focused on older adult health promotion, the Active Aging Research Team moves best evidence into action and practice.
Founded in 2012, Aging2.0 strives to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Aging2.0’s international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational community has grown to 40k+ innovators across 20+ countries. The volunteer-run chapter network, which spans 80+ cities, has hosted more than 550 events around the world. Aging2.0 is run by a “small-but-mighty” team out of San Francisco, California and Chapter Ambassadors in more than 80 cities around the globe. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ability411 is a website from CanAssist at the University of Victoria that answers questions about technologies and equipment to help BC seniors remain independent and safe. Ability411 provides information on a wide range of devices designed to assist seniors in areas such as eating, mobility, dressing, memory and recreation. Visitors can browse answers provided to previous questions and, if they can’t find what they’re looking for, ask a question of their own. Ability411 staff provide a personalized answer within three business days. The site also provides links to equipment rental and loan programs in BC, health organizations for seniors, support services for caregivers, and other resources.