This past year, AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub, Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) and CNPEA collaborated with a variety of stakeholders from organizations serving older adults, working toward prevention of abuse, and advocating for change. Through this collaboration, a policy report was developed which highlights strategies and recommendations to strengthen Canada’s approach to prevent and respond to abuse toward older adults. Join us to learn more about this report and hear from an expert panel featuring:





logo ang prog giftThis webinar aims to present the Program GIFT in residence which has the objective of promoting goodwill and countering intolerance between people living within a collective and rent based environments for autonomous and semi-autonomous older adults. To that end, the program proposes more than thirty tools and activities, as well as a document aiming to support its implementation and its perpetuation within the environments.

The Program GIFT in residence stems from two partnership research conducted by the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults in collaboration with many partners.

Target population of the webinar:
This webinar is first and foremost for anyone working within a collective and rent based environments for autonomous and semi-autonomous older adults (profit or non profit private residences, cooperative housing, etc.).

This webinar is also for anyone interested by the promotion of goodwill and countering intolerance between people living within collective and rent based environments for older adults.


20210830 marie beaulieu mc 9734.coupéeMarie Beaulieu Ph. D., Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is an adjunct and retired professor at the U. of Sherbrooke and an affiliated researcher at the Research Centre on Aging (Integrated to the Public Health and Social Services of Québec). She is a member of the National Seniors Council. In October 2022, the United Nations recognized her as one of the 50 world leaders of the Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030). She has held the position of Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults financed by the Québec Government (2010-2022). She co-directed a World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre specialized on Age-friendly communities and countering mistreatment (2017-2023). The focus of her 35-year + career has been countering mistreatment of older adults.


roxane webRoxane Leboeuf, M. S.w., has been a research agent at the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults since 2012. She has also been a lecturer at Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) since 2021. Doctoral student in gerontology at UdeS, she is the proud recipient of a Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D Joseph-Armand Bombardier) awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2017, she was appointed Commissioner of the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse of Quebec (Commission of Humans Rights and Youth Rights) by the National Assembly of Quebec (2017-2019). As coordinator of the Research Chair (2014 to 2019) and coordinator of various research projects (2019 to date), she has collaborated on numerous working committees aiming to develop theoretical and practical knowledge relating to different aspects of aging (countering mistreatment and bullying, promoting wellness care, respect for rights and freedoms, etc.).




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To mark this year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA), Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) and WomanACT are co-hosting a half-day free virtual symposium on Gender Based Violence on November 29, 2023.

The symposium will showcase innovative and collaborative projects and programs from across Canada that respond to intersectional issues of gender-based violence.

  • Find out more about the program and speakers here







October 7th is Ageism Awareness Day; to mark this occasion the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, the Canadian Coalition Against Ageism and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario are teaming up to host a special online event on Thursday, October 5th.

The event will bring together Dr. Kiran Rabheru and Margaret Gillis (ILC Canada and co-founders of the Canadian Coalition Against Ageism) and Claudia Mahler, the United Nations Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Persons. Together they will discuss:

  • CCAA's goals, activities and current campaign against ageism
  • how a Convention on the Rights of Older People could help counter age discrimination and prevent elder abuse
  • the work Canadian oganizations are leading at the international level to bring about a UN Convention on the Rights on Older Adults and how you can support this effort.



A growing number of people in Canada are faced with the challenges of the current housing crisis. Factors such elder abuse and ageism leave older adults particularly at risk and increasingly struggling with housing shortage, evictions, housing insecurity or homelessness. CNPEA and EAPO have invited a panel of experts to discuss what they know of current housing challenges, how and why they affect older people in Canada, as well as promising initiatives and policies that could provide intersectional, age-friendly solutions.