Elder Abuse Initiative team to recruit 75 trainers in the intervention of elder abuse/mistreatment
Looking to make a difference in your community? Looking to engage in a new initiative or develop a new professional skill set?
The Elder Abuse Initiative team is looking to recruit 75 trainers in the prevention, detection and intervention of elder abuse/mistreatment. We are recruiting inter-professional health providers who are committed to evidence-based learning and who have the capacity to lead workshops in their region.
The new trainers will attend a one-day “Train the Trainer” workshops, at one of the following dates and city:
· November 8, 2013: Ottawa ON (English only)
· November 15, 2013: Montreal (French only)
· November 22, 2013: Calgary (English only)
For more information about the initiative and the application process, please click on the link below:
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
The concept of World Day has spread across all nations, absorbing influences from other traditions, growing even richer and more profound in its campaign to bring awareness to issues of elder abuse. What began as a small gathering at the UN in 2006 has evolved into a multicultural, multilingual movement that is redefining the meaning of collective power for a world audience. WEAAD has helped people understand what elder abuse is, acknowledge the importance of human and civil rights and recognize the need for research, education, advocacy and policy development.
WEAAD in Cyberspace: Bringing Elder Abuse Out of the Shadows - To learn more about this initiative by the International Federation on Aging, Ryerson University, Westat, i2i, and the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, click here.