Crying Out Loud in the Comox Valley, which welcomes the participation of all family and friends of residents, formed as a result of the 2019 issues around Comox Valley Seniors Village. Numerous advocacy efforts, from complaints to Licensing to a letter writing campaign asking the Board of Island Health to take over the site, eventually resulted in action.
Crying Out Loud is now a provincial non-profit society and plans to continue its search for high standards and quality for those with dementia living in Long Term Care.
Our efforts are built on those who have worked with these problems for decades, from SOS (Save our Seniors) which was the precursor to Elders Taking Action (link to material under local resources), to the Power of Five letter campaign. The problems are not new, but they do require new solutions.