Community Response Networks

"Danny T. was visiting his mother in a care home when he witnessed an elderly man being handled in a rough manner. When he complained to others, they could not offer any direction on what to do. Danny didn't know where to turn for help, or even if he should."

If it were you, would you know where to turn for help or what to do? Many people would not, but thanks to the creation of Community Response Networks initially set up under the Public Trustee of British Columbia of BC, and with the support of the Adult Guardianship Legislation, such unfortunate situations can quickly be addressed.

What is a Community Response Network, or CRN?

A CRN is a diverse group of concerned community members who come together to create a coordinated community response to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

A Coordinated Community Response - Community Response Networks (CRNs)

It is recognized that offering support to adults who may be abused or neglected, and having access to some new legal tools, is only part of what will make a difference in peoples' lives. As well there is a need for increased coordination at the community level, not only of responses to individuals who are abused or neglected, but also coordination in terms of working towards prevention over time. Community Response Networks are the vehicles for achieving increased coordination of community responses to abuse and neglect. Today, there are CRNs established or under development all over British Columbia.

CRNs provide a foundation for the community, as a whole, to work together as a team on an equal playing field, sharing power and responsibility, to:
  • develop ways to coordinate and support their activities,
  • facilitate and promote an interdisciplinary approach to services and support,
  • keep track of how response is working,
  • work on related activities such as community development, education, prevention and advocacy,
  • develop community protocols, and
  • support designated agencies in carrying out their responsibilities.


The Kamloops Community Response Network began in 1996 and is hosted at Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society. 827 Seymour St Kamloops BC V2C 2H6

Kamloops CRN Coordinator: Maureen Doll

Phone: 250-314-4672

E-mail: [email protected]

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Regional Mentor: Marian Anderberg

E-mail: [email protected]

Mail: 827 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2H6
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