Change is possible. We all have a role to play. Are you ready?


CNPEA and partners are building a pan Canadian strategy to increase the prevention of elder abuse.

Our goal:
We are developing a Roadmap with multiple entry points to allow stakeholders and communities to figure out where they are and where they need to go to improve their approach to prevention. It will be designed to help you take action, anywhere you are in the country and in the system, and to work together as partners to address the issue early before it becomes violence.

Our partners
For the past few months, CNPEA has been hard at work on this project with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC), Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), CanAge, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL), Egale Canada, and the International Longevity Centre Canada (ILC Canada). We are also consulting with provincial and territorial stakeholders to inform the work. Watch for the launch of our strategy this Fall.

Get in touch with us:
We want to hear from you. Contact Bénédicte Schoepflin at  and Margaret McPherson at  to discuss this project.

This project is possible thanks to the support of the Department of Justice Victims' Fund.

Release of the Strategy: Fall 2021 

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Project funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund
Full title: “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”
Project timeline: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2020 

Project consultant: Myrna Dawson
Research assistant: Amy Peirone

Outcomes: New training and learning for service providers. CNPEA will gather, curate and synthesize an up-to-date array of resources and materials on the hub about sexual assault of older adults and sexual assault of older adults who also are disabled. 

Resources will include:

This project will involve:

Although topics are TBD, the webinars will meet the following goals:

Meet our Advisory Committee members

How you can help: If you have resources/experts to recommend, get in touch with us today. 





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 The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse is the proud recipient of the Family Violence Initiative Fund from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  
This grant enables CNPEA to conduct a review of existing material and to add key resources on the Hub about abuse of older adults in a family context. These new resources, paired with webinars aim to raise awareness and will provide important information for stakeholders, victims, and their loved ones, about the available resources, strategies, laws and law enforcement response across Canada.

 As part of the Preventing Family Violence Against Elders Resource Development Project, the CNPEA Hub has delivered

Do you have information or resources you wish to share with CNPEA as part of this project? Contact us!

Find all FVIF resources at the link below:

Family Violence Initiative Resources on the Hub