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Every year, on June 15th, we all join forces to remind the world that human rights don’t get old. This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), we’re inviting Canadians of all ages to become a Champion of elder abuse prevention by pledging to stand up for the rights of older people.

CNPEA, in partnership with EAPOCanAge and the British Columbia Association of Community Response Networks (BCCRN) invite you to this national virtual WEAAD event on June 15th, from1:00 – 2:30 EST. We’ll be bringing together experts on aging and elder abuse, politicians and community members to discuss what we can all do to ensure older Canadians are safe from abuse and neglect. Speakers from across Canada will share their views and experiences, sparking social change, advocating for senior’s rights and combatting ageism.





Monday, May 30, 2022
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern / 
10:30 AM to Noon Pacific



Each year on June 1, Canadians recognize Intergenerational Day (IG Day) to celebrate the mutual benefits of building relationships across generations.
CNPEA and EAPO, in collaboration with I2i Society and IG Connections, are hosting a webinar to highlight IG programs and initiatives across the country. These include: GrandPals (ON), Mutual Mentoring Program (AB), and special High School programs in New Brunswick. We will also introduce the new Intergenerational Action Plan in New Brunswick. Our fabulous speakers will share their experience, talk about how IG connections can encourage social involvement and transfer of knowledge, and build on the strengths of youth and seniors to foster stronger communities. We will also explain how you can get engaged, by implementing and adapting intergenerational programs in your communities or by volunteering with local initiatives.

Between March 29 and March 31, 2022, CNPEA and partners presented a series of five learning modules, hosted by NICE. The first module of the series provides an overview of Future Us. The next four examine priorities and opportunities for addressing elder abuse in Canada in research, practice, policy and the law. 

Organized by CNPEA and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario


February 23, 2022
1PM to 2 PM Eastern

For Pink Shirt Day, CNPEA and EAPO invite you to learn about senior to senior bullying and strategies to help prevent it. Bullying affects people at all ages. Older people can experience bullying in senior residences, assisted living facilities, and senior centres, among other places.

This webinar will highlight the results of the Senior Bullying Project, led by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in partnership with EAPO, and provide an overview of Solutions: Everybody’s Business - Senior to Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit. This toolkit provides best-practices and strategies for older adults, front-line staff, and agencies to use to prevent and respond to bullying behaviours between older adults. Phase 2 of the Project will be discussed to explore next steps for evaluating the implementation of the Toolkit across Ontario and its adaptions.


  • Kirsten Madsen, PhD, Faculty member at Sheridan College, Project Director for the “Seniors bullying Seniors: What is happening in Ontario”
  • Liza Franses, Research Manager, Sheridan Research and older adult advocate