Tuesday, November 7 : 6 – 8 PM
Music Hall, West Van Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive


Thank you to everyone who attended the forum. It was a great opportunity for the community to explore and listen to issues around ageism, cultural differences, sexual orientation and gender diversity from our panelists.

As a follow up to the forum discussion our panelists have provided further resources/links that may be of interest to you.

Building Cultural Competence and Understanding

•  Intercultural Development Inventory – Intercultural Communication and Conflict Style Inventory
• Anti-defamation League’s (ADL): Challenging Biased Language and Personal Self-Assessment of Anti-bias behaviour.
• The book “A Culture Map


There are lots of great references on Office of the Seniors Advocate website.

The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in BC. The Office provides information and referrals for individuals who are navigating seniors services and tracks their concerns.

The Office has an information line that is available 24 hours a day, every day. Our senior service specialists will work with you during our office hours to provide resources and help resolve issues.

The BC Seniors’ Guide is a book of information and resources to help us all plan for a healthy lifestyle as we age. It includes information on provincial and federal programs, with sections on benefits, health, lifestyle, housing, transportation, finances, safety and security, and other services. The guide is available in English, French, Chinese, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Korean, Farsi, Tagalog and Hindi.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

Please see attached SOGI resource guide.

Our expert panelists

This FREE forum for dialogue and learning event is hosted and funded by Enhance West Van as an opportunity to learn and engage on topical issues.

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