November 26, 2020,
10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern

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In a time of coronavirus and economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for Canadians to protect their financial well-being. But what about the decisions we make that leave us vulnerable? This year, for the 10th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month, Rob Paddick, Deputy Ombudsman for the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) will join CNPEA on November 26th to help participants learn to protect their finances in challenging times. He will share examples about scams to avoid, what elder abuse looks like, how a Power of Attorney works and how to resolve a complaint against your financial services provider.


robertpaddick photoRobert Paddick is a Deputy Ombudsman, overseeing investments and banking complaints. He is a member of the Ontario bar, and holds a B.Sc (Hons) from the University of Western Ontario and a law degree from Queen's University. Mr. Paddick joined OBSI as a Senior Investigator in 2003 and was promoted to Deputy Ombudsman in 2006. Prior to joining OBSI, Mr. Paddick was Director, Mutual Fund Compliance and in-house counsel at a large national mutual fund dealer. Before entering the financial services industry he practiced law in Ottawa.



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This webinar is co-organized by CNPEA and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario. Dr. Gloria Gutman will discuss the risk factors for mortality in natural disasters and the growing awareness of the relationship among disaster vulnerability, age, gender, socio-economic status, and other personal and environmental variables. Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, Founder of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will provide opening remarks.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked each year on June 15. It is an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. 

To acknowledge WEAAD's 15th anniversary, CNPEA, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, and  CanAge, Canada’s national seniors advocacy organization,will host a live online debate with leaders and experts to discuss the issue of isolation and neglect of older Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the recent shocking report about Long term care homes.

 American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation provided.

Presented with the support of HelpAge Canada and United Way

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