GRC’s
Senior Leadership Award
&
Elder Abuse Awareness to Action Award

The Senior Leadership Award (SLA) which recognizes those performing leadership roles for seniors is usually presented at the annual Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture.

The Elder Abuse Awareness to Action Award (EAAAA) is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to work in the field of elder abuse prevention and response. It is usually presented at the annual John K. Friesen Conference.

(click on the link to read details of the award in the GRC News or PDF writeup)

2016: SLA 2016 Recipients: Lorna Gibbs; Barb Mikulec, Myrna Norman

2016: EAAAA2016 (Presented at the SFU Gerontology Research Centre’s 25th Friesen Conference “Late Life Issues and Innovations”)
Recipient: ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution Award’: Jane Osborne;
Recipient: ‘Innovative Programs Award’: Metro Vancouver Cross Cultural Seniors Network (MVCCSN) -
Mr. Ihsan Malik, President; Mr. Mohinder Grewal, Vice-President; Ms. Sonia Chaudhary, Treasurer; Mr. Narayan Kulkarni, Secretary; Mrs. Barb Mikulec, Director; Arun Mehta, Director

2015: NO AWARDS ISSUED

2014: SLA2014 Recipient: Emily Doreen Reid

2014: NO EAAAA AWARDS ISSUED

2013: EAAAA2013: (Presented at the SFU Gerontology Research Centre’s 22nd Friesen Conference “Taboo Topics in Residential Care”) Recipients: ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution Award’: Detective Constable Steve Wilson, Economic and Technical Crimes division, Delta Police Department; and Leya Eguchi, Executive Committee Provincial Board Member, BC Association of Social Workers Coordinator, Seniors at Housing Risk Outreach Project and Adult Integrated Case Manager Hollyburn Family Services Society. ‘Innovative Programs Award’: New Westminster Elder Abuse Unit of the Domestic Violence Response Team

2013: SLA 2013 Recipients: Bob Foster; Heather Prochuk; Hubert Wiedemann; Seniors Services Society; Seniors Come Share Society

2012: EAAAA2012: (Presented at the Gerontology Research Centre 30th Anniversary Reception) Recipients:‘Outstanding Individual Contribution Award’: Leanne Lange, Amanda Brown, and Margaret Easton. ‘Innovative Programs Award’: BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) ARTICLE -- / -- VIDEO

2012: NO SLA AWARDS ISSUED

2011: NO AWARDS ISSUED

2010: SLA2010 Recipients: Kehar Singh Aujla; Georgie Cole; Serge Haber; Mary Horton; Grace Joe; BC Hydro Power Pioneers

2009: NO AWARDS ISSUED

2008: SLA 2008 Recipients: Bev Christensen; Jan Greenhow; Art Kube; Chris Morrissey

2007: NO AWARDS ISSUED

2006: EAAAA2006: ‘Recipients: Outstanding Individual Contribution’ award: Helen Kuhn and Pearl MacKenzie ‘Innovative Programs Award’ award: the Program for Older Abused Women in Penticton, Creston, and Victoria (accepted by Jill Hightower) and the North Shore Volunteers for Seniors’ Support the Supporters Program (accepted by Jane Osborne and Dolly Cartwright) Other nominees, who received a certificate of recognition: Dr. Kathleen Bell-Irving, Amanda Brown, Lou Drage, Louise Holland, Greta Smith, Linda Tod, Langley Coalition Against Abuse of Seniors (accepted by Janice McTaggart and Arlene Brown), Oceanside CRN Gatekeepers Program (accepted by Alison Leaney), and Prince George RCMP Elder Abuse & Safety Program (accepted by Dawn Hemingway).

2006: SLA 2006 Recipients: Joy Coghill

2005: SLA 2005 Recipients: Alan Aberbach; Margaret Neylan

2004: SLA 2004 Recipient: Margaret Fulton

2003: SLA 2003 Recipients: Barbara Guttmann-Gee; Jill Hightower

2002: SLA 2002 Recipients: Truda Loewen; Hugh Ross; Lillian Zimmerman

2001: SLA 2001 Recipients: Don Faulkner; John Friesen; Dot Josey