The Next NLNPEA Public Meeting/Information Session will be January 27. Details to be posted soon.

National Events

From the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Upcoming Webinar: Working with Different Ethno-Cultural Communities to Prevent Elder Abuse: Challenges and Strategies


Join us for a webinar on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST.

(NOTE: Starts 2:30 Newfoundland island time)


Register now!


Each of the three panellists has been engaged in elder abuse prevention work with unique ethno-cultural communities.


-Janet Wilson is Manager, Violence Against Women and Healthy Family Programs, Family Services Toronto. She will discuss her experience with their project entitled, Healthy Families, Safer Families: A capacity-building initiative to address elder abuse among Somali and Hispanic Communities.


-Doris Rajan is Project Director, Social Services Network (Markham, Ontario). She will be speaking to their experience with a project focused Building a Safe Community for South Asian Seniors, which included various south Asian communities.


-Karen Kew is Community Integration Coordinator, Immigrant Services, Guelph Wellington. She will be speaking to their experience with Project Wisdom, an initiative focused on prevention of elder abuse in high-risk and hard-to-reach immigrant communities.


The panelists will provide a very brief outline of the challenges they encountered throughout their projects and the specific strategies they employed successfully to address them. The panel will follow a question and answer style, with significant time for questions from listeners.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



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

Upcoming Webinar: Abuse of Older Women

Date: Jan 22, 2015 

Time: 10:30 to 11:00 EST presentation (Note: Starts at Noon Newfoundland island time) and 11:00 to 11:30 discussion

Presenters: Barb MacQuarrie, Community Director, CREVAWC and Margaret MacPherson, Research Associate, CREVAWC

After participating in this webinar, participants will be better able to understand:

   nature of abuse experienced by older women

   barriers to reporting or seeking assistance

   consequences of abuse to older women

   It’s Not Right Campaign

Register now: http://www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/webinar-abuse-older-women


Deadline for registration: 20 January, 2014




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.



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