Our mission is to improve quality of life for seniors by raising awareness of senior safety issues.
B.A.S.S.I.C. (Bringing an Awareness of Senior Safety Issues to the Community) members and associates fulfill this mission by working together to deliver safety seminars and symposiums and producing a safety calendar.
B.A.S.S.I.C. originally started in 1993 as VINE (Vehicle Injury Prevention Network and Exchange). Four years later in December 1997, the committee changed its name to B.A.S.S.I.C. to reflect its evolving mission. In 1998 membership was expanded to include partnerships between service providers, caregivers and members of the community.
B.A.S.S.I.C. members change from time to time and represent not-for-profit organizations (from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area) and include several levels of government. B.A.S.S.I.C. has won two awards: the Fire Safety Organization Award from the Public Fire Safety Council and the Certificate of Excellence from the Public Sector Quality Fair.
Free Presentations Presentations are offered free to the public on request. Whether you are concerned about pedestrian/traffic safety, abuse and neglect, protecting your money, fire safety or seniors' health issues, one of our presentations is suitable for your group. Contact the relevant B.A.S.S.I.C. partner directly to arrange a date a time. More info>
B.A.S.S.I.C. also works with other organizations willing to host half-day or one-day symposiums on seniors' safety. A symposium often involves displays as well as speakers. If you wish to arrange a Seniors' Safety Symposium contact us.
Safe Seniors Calendar Every year the B.A.S.S.I.C. partners work with a sponsor to produce the Safe Seniors Calendar. It offers tips and suggestions for how to keep senior safe in their homes and communities. More info>
Members and Associates B.A.S.S.I.C. partners include fire, police and emergency medical services in Toronto and York Region, as well as government organizations and other non-profit organizations concerned about seniors and safety. More info>