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Like many Canadians, CNPEA, provincial/territorial elder abuse prevention networks, and local agencies have eagerly awaited the announcement of the federal budget 2021. 

The announcement of funding to tackle systemic inequities that flared under Covid-19, and to fight gender-based violence is very encouraging. We are particularly pleased to see commitments to long-term-care and to seniors’ mental health, as well as significant resourcing to support aging in place. Fostering the social inclusion, and the mental and physical well-being of older Canadians - in the community and in long term care - is a crucial step toward lowering risk factors for elder abuse and neglect.

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As part of ESDC’s Canada Summer Jobs program,
CNPEA is looking for an Education Outreach Program Coordinator.

Length of contract: 9 weeks
Amount of hours per week: 30 hours
Rate per hour: $18
Start date: As soon as possible

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, detail-oriented, organized, and outgoing person who enjoys engaging with a wide array of professionals and creating clear, accessible content. Additionally, to be eligible, candidates must fit the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs requirements:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number).

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By Mike MacNeil
Program Assistant, Population Health
United Way of the Lower Mainland

Want to know what’s happening and connect with peers in the seniors serving sector? 
CORE Canada is almost here! 

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A team of researchers from Western University is looking to interview people for a new study focused on making it easier for older adults to stay in touch through video technology. The team wants to learn about your thoughts and experiences using technology to connect with family/friends to make it more user-friendly. The ultimate goal is to help decrease loneliness and social isolation and thereby improve the quality of life for older adults who are physically separated from their support networks.

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Anita Monai-Brophy is developing a blog series to introduce our Board of Directors. Get to know the people who contribute to every Network decision and project.This is the second post of the series. 


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