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On November 28th, CNPEA is taking part in #GivingTuesday for the first time.

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CNPEA is raising $10,000 to help support its activities, so we can keep providing you with exciting webinars and fresh, informative content; so we can connect with stakeholders across Canada to support practice and policy development; and so we can raise public awareness about the mistreatment of older adults and the ways we can help prevent it. 

Will you donate to support our knowledge-sharing hub on #GivingTuesday?

All day on Tuesday November 28th, we will be sharing exciting content to raise awareness about elder abuse prevention. 

  • Find us on Twitter and Facebook (@cnpea) and share it with your networks!
  • Remember to tag us in your Shares/Retweets by using @cnpea and 
  • Use the hashtags #CaringCommunity and #GivingTuesdayCA

Find all our campaign materials here -  use them freely, share them widely!

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By Jennifer Nguyen

Understanding consent is integral to understanding sexual abuse. The parameters of consent and capacity are especially blurred in some instances of elder sexual abuse where questions of who can consent and when it is meaningful often arise. The issue is especially complex for older adults who experience mental incapacity or dementia, and will be the focus of this piece. This blog post looks at this unsettled field and some of the recent legal developments that have arisen.

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By Jennifer Nguyen

Earlier in November, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, in collaboration with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, hosted the 2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference. In the span of two days, the conference addressed a number of topics ranging from neglect to capacity, evidence, mediation and more. In this blog post, I will provide an overview of the different sessions, panels and speakers, and will focus on emerging ideas that relate to the scope of CNPEA’s current project.

For a full agenda and list of speakers, click here.

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November 8, 2017
Seniors’ Advocate Appointed

The Honourable Perry Trimper, Speaker of the House of Assembly, today announced the appointment of Dr. Suzanne Brake as the Seniors’ Advocate, effective immediately.

The Seniors’ Advocate Act was passed by the House of Assembly on December 14, 2016, and came into effect upon proclamation by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on July 5, 2017.

“The Office of the Seniors' Advocate will work with seniors and other key stakeholders to identify, review, and analyze systemic issues; make independent recommendations; and promote awareness to the general public. Dr. Brake’s experience in work focused on seniors issues will be a valuable asset to the office, and I wish her well as she assumes her new role.”Honourable Perry Trimper, Speaker of the House of Assembly

The appointment was confirmed by resolution of the House of Assembly on November 7, 2017, as per Section 4 of the Seniors’ Advocate Act.

The newly established Office of the Seniors’ Advocate is located in the Sir Brian Dunfield Building, 3rd Floor, 2 Canada Drive, St. John’s. They can be reached at 709-729-6603.

Source: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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NOTICE

Annual General Meeting 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
10 am to 11:30 pm (Pacific Time) 

1 pm to 2:30 pm (Eastern time) 

On September 28th, join us to elect new Board members, and hear about the Network's latest activities!

Please register here

You will receive the connection information once your registration is completed.  

ANNUAL REPORT 2017

 

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