The Council (1) promotes and facilitates awareness building and training on elder abuse prevention, recognition and response and (2) galvanizes society to commit, both collectively and individually, to reduce elder abuse and ensure that it is not tolerated in British Columbia.
The Council is made up of representatives from various sectors including finance, policing, health, and law, and sustains its work partly with thanks to financial support provided by the BC Ministry of Health.
CREA provides stewardship, leadership and input into the priorities and direction for implementation of efforts to reduce elder abuse.
Responding to Elder Abuse in our communities can be difficult. Learn more about connecting with support agencies and reporting Elder Abuse when you see it.
Financial Elder Abuse is the most commonly identified type of Elder Abuse. For this reason, it’s one of the main areas of focus for many of the members who sit on CREA. Learn more about upcoming workshops for front-line professionals and financial elder abuse investigators.
In April 2015, with funding obtained through the Ministry of Health, CREA provided Capacity Building Grants for projects of up to $50,000. These Elder Abuse Capacity Building Projects continue to have impact for BC seniors.
They were featured at the 2019 CREA conference.