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CNPEA Annual General Meeting

Thursday, September 23, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)/ 1 PM to 2:30 PM (Eastern time)  

On September 23, 2021 join us to elect new Board members and hear about our activities and plans for the future.
The meeting will be held online via Zoom.
The 2021 annual report, the list of candidates to the Board, and the registration information for the virtual meeting will be circulated in September.

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Are you a committed, passionate person?

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference, educate, and help prevent elder abuse across Canada?

The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) is looking to fill a few positions on its Board of Directors!


THE CNPEA is a registered charity that connects people and organizations to foster the exchange of reliable information relating to the prevention of abuse of older adults. The CNPEA is also committed to advancing programs and policy developments which aim to improve the lives of our aging population, at the local, regional, provincial/territorial and national levels. Please note: Our mission is awareness raising and knowledge-sharing.CNPEA is not an advocacy group or a direct service provider.

Our board is pan Canadian, and our Board members bring a wide array of backgrounds and expertise, ranging from health care, to social work, academia, non-profit and finance. Knowledge or direct experience with elder abuse prevention is welcome but not required, as the Board of Directors  oversees the governance, strategic planning and operations of the organization, in accordance with our mission, vision and strategic plan.

We are seeking candidates who are eager to provide leadership for a growing network and who are committed to enhancing  awareness and prevention of elder abuse in Canada. We are particularly interested in candidates living in PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Nunavut, Yukon and Saskatchewan.

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By Laura Griffin

On June 8th, 2021, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum hosted a virtual stakeholder symposium entitled The Future of Aging in Canada, to discuss key issues relating to seniors across Canada. Co-chaired by the Honourable Deb Schulte, Federal Minister of Seniors and the Honourable Josephine Pon, Alberta’s Minister of Seniors and Housing, the three hour virtual event provided experts an opportunity to share new approaches and promising practices in support of healthy aging and to discuss four key topics:

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A partnership team comprising researchers from the department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and community partners and advisors, such as A&O Support Services for Older Adults (Manitoba), the Saskatoon Council on Aging, and the Kerby Centre, have developed the video Who Should I Tell?.

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Shared with permission from the Canadian Centre for Elder Law
Author: Monika Steger, CCEL legal intern

July 2021 Update
The JUST Standing Committee has released its report based on these hearings. You can access it here.

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (“JUST”) reports on and reviews different policies, programs, and other plans for the House of Commons. The committee has completed a wide range of work, including examining the impact of COVID-19 on the judicial system and considering how the pandemic has increased intimate partner violence. Much of the committee’s work concerns criminal law reform. Currently, the committee is conducting a Study of Elder Abuse. While elder abuse has been a long-standing issue within Canada, this study is particularly pertinent in light of the long-term care crisis during COVID-19. In this blog post we review issues discussed at the Committee’s meetings and summarize CCEL’s submission to the Committee.


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