Workshops and Training

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Lin Chen, Workshop Coordinator at 604-688-1927 ext 225 or complete our online Workshop Request form and we will contact you.


Current Workshops

Elder Abuse: What Is It? How Do We Deal With It?

Previously known as “Building Community Connections to Help Stop Mistreatment and Neglect of Older Adults”, this 90-minute workshop addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved, and strategies to deal with abuse. We discuss the importance of staying connected to others through brainstorming community resources, and viewing a short video depicting a fictional story of social isolation and elder abuse.

This workshop was developed with funding from Employment and Skills Development Canada and its delivery has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, Gaming and Enforcement Branch.

Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts and Representation Agreements

This 60 to 90-minute workshop provides older adults with information to protect their finances, to recognize and respond to financial abuse, and to access resources for further assistance. We focus on the importance of advance planning, forms of financial abuse through joint bank accounts and powers of attorney, and strategies to deal with financial abuse.

This workshop was developed with funding from Employment and Skills Development Canada and its delivery has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, Gaming and Enforcement Branch.

Frauds and Scams

This 60 to 90-minute workshop provides older adults with information to protect their finances, to recognize and respond to financial abuse, and to access resources for further assistance. We focus on common scams targeting older adults, and strategies to deal with scams and check for counterfeit bank notes.

This workshop was developed with funding from Employment and Skills Development Canada and its delivery has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, Gaming and Enforcement Branch.

Bullying between Older Adults in Communal Settings

This 60-minute workshop addresses the issue of bullying between older adults in communal settings (e.g. seniors’ centres, assisted living housing), types of bullying behaviours and people involved, and strategies to deal with bullying.

Delivery of this workshop has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, Gaming and Enforcement Branch.

Residential Tenancy for Older Adults Workshop

This 60-minute workshop covers information on Residential Tenancy Law in British Columbia; including the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, and the process involved in dispute resolution with the Residential Tenancy Branch.

Delivery of this workshop has been funded by The Law Foundation of BC.

Government Benefits for Older Adults

This 90-minute workshop provides an informative overview to numerous federal and provincial government benefits for seniors – including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Fair Pharmacare, BC Senior Supplement, Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER).

Delivery of this workshop has been funded by The Law Foundation of BC.