Regional and Provincial Events

From the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in partnership with the VPI...

Respect Aging: Preventing Violence Against Older Persons -- A Training Session

FREE Webinar

April 28, 11:30am to 12:30pm (island time)


Respect Aging is an education and training project that provides information, resources, and tools to raise awareness and increase understanding about violence against older persons. It challenges people to think about what they can do to make our communities and institutions safer for older persons. The training is typically delivered in 16 modules. This webinar will deliver the first two modules: Types of Violence and Indicators of Violence. (Additional modules will be offered in future webinars.)


This training will be of interest to service providers and anyone else who works or lives with older persons. A certification of completion for these modules will be available to participants upon request.


Respect Aging was developed by the Government of NL. For more information go to: www.respectaging.ca


To register for the webinar go to:


Presenters: Nancy Allen, Provincial Training Coordinator, Violence Prevention Initiative, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador * Elizabeth Siegel, Coordinator, NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse


In the St. John's-Mount Pearl area from Anglican Homes Inc...


“Don’t wait, estate planning for seniors should be done before a life changing event.”

May 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Catholic Community Centre on Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's.

As part of its 50th year celebration, Saint Luke’s Homes is organizing a half-day conference for seniors and families about financial and funeral planning. The focus will be about wills, taxes, the role of executors, power of attorney, and funeral planning.

The conference is tailored to anyone with an interest in or questions about end-of-life financial and funeral planning. The featured speakers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience: Pamela Earle, Senior Will and Estate Planner, and Craig Bishop, Financial Consultant, both of Scotia Private Client Group; Archdeacon Sandra Tilley, of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador; and John Anderson, Jr., of Caul’s Funeral Home.

They will address many of the questions you have and some you may not have yet thought of. Questions like: What is estate planning? How do I avoid probate? How do I protect my money for the ones I love? Does my family know the kind of funeral I want? If the answers to these questions are not completely clear, then this conference may be for you. Our presenters will answer them in a clear and concise manner, giving you the tools and confidence to make important decisions affecting you and your loved ones.

Call Pam at 752-8926 or email at Pamela.Jesso@easternhealth.ca  to pre-register.


National Events

From the Learning Network, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women, University of Western Ontario...

Conference -- Save the Date


It’s Not Right! Abuse of Older Adults

Changing Attitudes – Changing Responses


May 4-5, 2015, Toronto

Sheraton Toronto Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto Ontario


Abuse of older adults is a serious problem in Canada. Plan to attend this national conference that will showcase innovative and interactive approaches to mobilize all Canadians to recognize and respond to the issue.



   Alan Berkowitz - Changing social norms for bystanders of abuse

   Peter Jaffe - Findings from recent domestic violence death reviews

   Brenda Zimmerman - Working together across sectors and communities for collective impact



Healthcare, social service providers, police, educators, advocates and anyone with an interest in being part of a pan-Canadian movement to end abuse of older adults.



Up to March 31, 2015 - $200

April 1, 2015 and later - $250


REGISTER NOW: https://conferences.adt.its.uwo.ca/Default.aspx?conferenceID=145


This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.



T. 519.661.2111 x87486


A Free Webinar from CHNET-Works by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse…

Restorative Approaches to Senior Safety: The Nova Scotia Experience

When: May 13, 1:00pm EDT (2:30pm Newfoundland island time)

In Nova Scotia a collaborative network of community-based organizations, academic institutions, government departments and volunteers has been developing a holistic restorative approach to senior safety. The presenters will share their learnings through the development of this community of practice, as well as the practices utilized by the community partners when working with seniors.


This webinar will be an opportunity for a dialogue on how a restorative approach might be useful from an individual, institutional, societal and cultural perspective when looking at safety for seniors and everyone.


For more information and to register, click here.