Vancouver Indigenous Community Response Network

A community-directed network that addresses and develops ways for communities to respond to adult abuse, neglect and issues that lead to them. The VICRN will meet with partners and agencies who work with Indigenous people for collaboration and additional development. We will build relationships of practice between organizations and foster capacity building in community.  We meet four times a year. Our next session will be held on June 15, 2021, World Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Day.

Goals of a CRN:


Improve community response to individuals experiencing adult abuse and neglect prevention.


Educate communities about abuse and neglect prevention.


Develop a community’s ability to respond to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

Previous Events:

If you would like to join this Series:

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
join us Online – June 15th 2021!

The  Vancouver Indigenous Crisis Response Network would like to invite Indigenous elders, seniors, vulnerable  adults and those who love them to join us for  this special day!

Presentations from:
Vancouver Indigenous
Crisis Response Network
BC Crisis Response
Canadian Center for Elder Law
Seniors First BC

Online via ZOOM
1pm to 4pm

We look forward to seeing everyone on-line!
Honour and support the Elders in your life!


Free “Protect Indigenous Elders” T- Shirts for the first 50 Registrations

Funded by
BC Association of Community Response Networks

Elder Abuse Prevention Workshop:
Hosted by VICRN & presented by Joanna Li, Regional Mentor at BCCRN

“It’s Not Right!” Neighbours, Friends, & Family for Older Adults speaks to ageism, the signs and risk factors of adult abuse and keeping each other safe.

If you missed the the workshop, we hope you find the following document helpful!

Warning Signs – Abusive Behaviour

  • Making all the decisions without asking
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • treats of violence or abandonment
  • disregard for privacy
  • locks on the outside of doors
  • reading or withholding mail
  • handling all of the money

Additional Resources

Click here to learn more from The BC Association of Community Response Networks.