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Public Education and Outreach

Our Public Education and Outreach Program connects with the community by producing education materials and hosting workshops that raise awareness about issues affecting older adults. This program is funded by the Province of BC Community Gaming Grant. Please visit our event page for upcoming workshops and events, and browse our workshop topics by clicking on the titles below.

We deliver workshops to the public and organizations by request virtually, in-person, or through hybrid (in-person/virtual) formats. In-person workshops are subject to the availability of our staff and volunteers; if we cannot present in-person, we are happy to deliver workshops virtually or through a hybrid format with participants gathered at your facility.

If your organization is interested in hosting a workshop with us, please complete our workshop request form below. 

Our workshop topics:

This 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 with others through brainstorming community resources, and viewing a short video depicting a fictional story of social isolation and elder abuse.

Presented by our staff lawyers, this workshop provides older adults with information to protect their finances, recognize and respond to financial abuse, and 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 introduces what frauds and scams are, common schemes targeting Canadian seniors, safety strategies, and resources to consult if you or someone you know has been affected by frauds/scams.

This workshop introduces our programs and services. Additionally, we provide an overview of recent trends, statistics, and common issues that are facing older adults, along with examples of situations where our programs have supported older adults experiencing abuse.

Presented by our legal advocate, this 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.

Presented by our legal advocate, this 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, and Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER).

Workshop Request Form

If you are from a senior-serving organization interested in hosting a workshop with us, please complete this form and we will contact you.

This page was reviewed in February 2023.

Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)

SAIL is a confidential means for seniors to speak to a professional intake worker about issues that affect their well-being, receive information, or learn about our programs. Call 604-437-1940 or Toll-Free at 1-866-437-1940 weekdays 8am to 8pm and weekends 10am to 5:30pm. Language interpretation is available. 

Our Funders

Seniors First BC’s services are funded through our valued funders and donors.
British Columbia
Law Foundation


Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.

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