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A Way Forward"On April 17, 2007, a provincial forum was held at UQÀM with various social partners, researchers and stakeholders from governmental and paragovernmental agencies, associations and community groups concerned about elder abuse and neglect in institutions and residential care settings. The starting point for discussions was the results of data collected among key informants for a pan-Canadian study1 . This Quebec Forum was meant to allow time for reflection on the preventive and priority approaches – in other words the actions – that need to be implemented to put an end to the abuse of elders living in institutions. At the end of the discussions, and given the significance of the issue, some participants decided to prepare a common declaration to share their understanding of the scope of the problem, its causes and the consensus they reached regarding preventive measures that need to be implemented in Quebec."