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How we think about aging today will define our future. When we let ageism shape our thoughts, behaviours and policies, we harm older Canadians today, and we also impact the lives that we hope to live as we age.

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, in collaboration with CNPEA and the Center for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC), developed two short animated videos to encourage people of all ages to respect and defend the rights of older adults, and to highlight the power of collaboration when supporting older adult victims of abuse.

The first video, The Future You, encourages Canadians to recognize ageism, and to think about the kind of future we want. We hope it will empower Canadians to stand up for seniors' rights, and to push back against ageist prejudice and discrimination.

The second video, Silence Is Not Golden, is a reminder that ageism can easily lead to mistreatment. The video aims to dispel myths associated with victimization and encourages victims and people at risk to seek support within their communities.

These videos are available in French and in English. They were funded by the Department of Justice Canada for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2021.

 

The Future You



 Silence Is Not Golden