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Call for Board Nominations - Deadline September 1, 2016

Are you a committed, passionate person? 

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your skills and improve the lives of older adults in Canada?

The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) is looking for YOU!

The CNPEA is looking for new Board Members to join its pan-Canadian Board. We are seeking candidates who are committed to supporting the prevention of elder abuse in Canada and eager to provide leadership to this growing network of elder abuse professionals.

Commitments:The CNPEA Board of Directors oversees the governance and operations of the organization through current and forward-looking planning. 

Board members are expected to:

  • Attend monthly teleconference/web meetings (10 meetings per year, 2hrs each) and the AGM
  • Serve on Committee(s) tasked with specific goals
  • Provide guidance regarding the Network’s mission, strategic plan, programs, policies, operations, and finances.
  • Actively support the sustainability and growth of the CNPEA; interest and involvement in this process are required.


Average Time Commitment: 5-7 hours/month Board members will typically be elected for two-year terms, so a two-year commitment to the organization is recommended.  The CNPEA membership by regular motion may agree to some board position terms to be less than 2 years. 

What we are looking for:

  • Committed and reliable individuals with a passion for elder abuse prevention, a familiarity with seniors’ issues, and a willingness to commit to 5-7 hours a month (through web or teleconference board meetings and email communications).
  • Individuals from jurisdictions across Canada. Our board tries to be representative of its pan-Canadian members, with board members from each jurisdiction.
  • Applicants with a background in (but not limited to) the health and community support sector, nursing, law, victim services, financial sector, knowledge translation and mobilization, research, etc.
  • Applicants who will actively participate and who can contribute skills and knowledge in any of the following areas: Policy & Procedures, Fund Development and Sustainability, Website Design Communications, Marketing.


What’s in it for you?

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from across Canada and network with a growing number of elder abuse professionals.
  • Learn about the dynamic research, programs and services being delivered across Canada toward the intervention and prevention of elder abuse.
  • The opportunity to share your skills as a leader in elder abuse prevention in Canada.
  • Acquire additional experience in governance, leadership, planning, and community engagement through your work with the Board.


PLEASE APPLY BY 12pm (noon) Eastern Time on September 1, 2016, by sending your résuméand this completed application form to 

You will have to download the application form before you start filling it in. This form is also available in Word format)

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The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse was in communication with the Minister’s office about WEAAD and  a statement was issued by Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016:

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Screen Shot 2016 06 21 at 11.56.59 AMOn World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,
Vancouver Police launched their new S.A.F.E. program (Safety Awareness For Elders). The program's aim is to educate seniors, family members, and care providers to recognize the signs of elder abuse and to know where to seek help.
Learn the warning signs, find safety tips to protect yourself and others from the different kinds of abuse, as well as contact information for other organizations where you can find help and referrals here.

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By Horacio Tejera

Between 2012 and 2014, ASHTOR (Association of Spanish Speaking Seniors of Toronto), in partnership with Family Service Toronto and advised by Latin@s en Toronto, developed a comprehensive program -funded by New Horizons for Seniors- to raise awareness and knowledge on elder abuse among the Spanish-speaking community.

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by Raissa Dickinson

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  It is a day for communities around the world to voice opposition, share information and spread awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) proudly celebrates WEAAD and was pleased to speak about the Elder Abuse in Chinese and South Asian Communities project with CBC news this morning.

The project is a collaboration between the CCEL and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)MOSAIC, and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria and is focused on exploring the nature of elder abuse in Chinese and South Asian communities and developing educational tools to help service providers address the needs of older adults.

Listen to the interview here – Jump to 2:20.


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