CNPEA is hiring a Project Manager for a project focused on enhancing support for older women who experience gender-based violence.

Length of contract: one-year contract, renewable over the course of the 5-year project
Hours per week: 32
Compensation: $62,000/year for 32hrs/week
Start date: As soon as possible

The CNPEA is starting work on a new project (funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada). The project will aim to develop promising practices for front-line workers to better address the needs of older women experiencing gender-based violence. This multi-year project involves a collaboration with other national and provincial organizations.

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By Laura Griffin

If you are reading this, congrats, you are getting older. Although getting older is a part of life and should be a positive experience, it often isn’t. As a matter of fact, our society has created unfortunate barriers for our ageing population, most of them fuelled by ageism.

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By Mary Ennis, Outreach Coordinator, SeniorsNL


SeniorsNL has received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (Atlantic) for an exciting new project – Improving Seniors’ Knowledge and Uptake of Legal Documents.

One major issue that SeniorsNL has been tracking for a few years is the lack of uptake on Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives.
In 2019-20, for example, 329 seniors from 93 communities were surveyed across the province:

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By Laura Griffin,
Education and Outreach Coordinator, CNPEA

CNPEA met with Anna Malkin (she/her) and Joyce Rankin (she/her) of onmyplanet (an expansion of shared stories and education through a Queer Story Archive, workshops and resources) to speak about their project - Generational Allies

Generational Allies is a two-year project which will lead to a series of workshops promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans, Asexual, Intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) inclusion and allyship practices in older adult communities. Recorded interviews, retracing personal experiences and stories from LGBQT2SI+  older adults (55+), will form the basis of the workshop discussions. The workshops will be facilitated by LGBQT2SI+ older adults, and hosted by organizations that provide services to older adults.

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Have you recently used online resources to get information related to Covid-19?
Have you encountered any online COVID-19 misinformation lately?

Researchers in the McGill School of Information Studies are looking for adults aged 60 years or older to participate in a study aimed at understanding the spread of COVID-19 misinformation and its effect on older adults.

They wish to hear about how you have been using online resources (such as online search, social media, websites, etc.), to get COVID-19 information during this pandemic. Your input is vital to improving the design of online resources.


  • To  participate you must be aged 60 years or older and reside in Canada 
  • Interviews will be conducted over 25-30 minutes phone calls. 
  • Participants will be compensated $10 (Gift card or e-transfer) for their time.

To participate, please contact:
Amira Ghenai, PhD at  or 519-722-1055. 

Principal investigator:
Prof. Karyn Moffatt
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Inclusive Social Computing
School of Information Studies, McGill University
or 514-398-1878.

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