Thursday, October 5th
10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern

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ASL interpretation available


October 7th is Ageism Awareness Day; to mark this occasion the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, the Canadian Coalition Against Ageism and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario are teaming up to host a special online event on Thursday, October 5th.

The event will bring together Dr. Kiran Rabheru and Margaret Gillis (ILC Canada and co-founders of the Canadian Coalition Against Ageism) and Claudia Mahler, the United Nations Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Persons. Together they will discuss:

  • CCAA's goals, activities and current campaign against ageism
  • how a Convention on the Rights of Older People could help counter age discrimination and prevent elder abuse
  • the work Canadian oganizations are leading at the international level to bring about a UN Convention on the Rights on Older Adults and how you can support this effort.

 housing insecurity webinar sep 2023


September 27, 2023
10 AM to 11 AM Pacific / 1PM to  2PM Eastern 



A growing number of people in Canada are faced with the challenges of the current housing crisis. Factors such elder abuse and ageism leave older adults particularly at risk and increasingly struggling with housing shortage, evictions, housing insecurity or homelessness. CNPEA and EAPO have invited a panel of experts to discuss what they know of current housing challenges, how and why they affect older people in Canada, as well as promising initiatives and policies that could provide intersectional, age-friendly solutions.


Moderated by:
margaret youngMargaret Young,
Founder of Age Knowble
Margaret Young, EMBA., Dip GERO., social entrepreneur and applied gerontologist. Margaret has an insatiable curiosity that fuels her desire to engage, understand, and connect people for action.  Margaret’s career evolved from being an award-winning corporate professional to an agent of change for the welfare and human rights of older people. A key area of her current exploration is the connection between older people and social activism – whereby the older person is an actor of participation, contribution, and change in our quest for social justice and good.She is the founder of Age Knowble, a Canadian social good enterprise. Age Knowble, through intersectoral collaboration, empowers older persons and strengthens the ecosystems they live in. Along with her Age Knowble work, Margaret amplifies impact by volunteering with like-minded organizations such as the Pass it On Network, the ASEM Global Ageing Centre, and other older persons serving non-profits. 


sarah marsden profilepicSarah Marsden, Director, Systems Change and Legal, First United
Sarah first joined First United as a Staff Lawyer in early 2021, and later the same year, she gratefully accepted the opportunity to serve as Director, Systems Change and Legal. Sarah has worked in the legal field for over 20 years, including work as an advocate, as a lawyer, and in legal research and education. She is passionate about understanding how legal systems affect the most vulnerable and seeking pathways to a more just society through law reform and advocacy. She approaches this work with hope that legal change can be a part of reconciliation in action.

In 2021, Sarah led the development of First United’s Eviction Mapping project, a British-Columbia wide initiative documenting the impact of evictions as part First United’s housing justice work. The results will be used to inform First United’s law reform work in the area of residential tenancy law and beyond.

Sarah has a degree in Philosophy from York University, a law degree and a Masters degree in law from the University of Victoria, and a PhD in law from the University of British Columbia. When she’s not reading legislation, she can be found running in the North Shore mountains or knitting colourful socks.

mari ann profilepicMari-Anne Godlonton brings over 20 years of non-profit and leadership experience to the Kerby Shelter at Unison. She is on a mission to create a stable, equitable and safe housing option for the most vulnerable seniors, regardless of their socio-economic background. Mari-Anne’s firm beliefs that advocacy and relationship building are key to wide scale change, have helped Kerby Centre to broaden their reach within the community, creating positive change, one life at a time. 



shelley yeo picShelley Yeo has been a part of and a witness to the changes related to services for women and their families in London, Ontario and beyond for over 40 years.  Shelley is Co-founder and Co-Chair of All Our Sisters, a national network on security of housing and safe communities for women and girls coast to coast to coast. She has in the past been the Co-Chair of the London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse (LCCEWA), Executive member of the London Homeless Coalition for more years than she can count, Co-founder of Women’s Events Committee, current member of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Supports, current member of Thalia, a wilderness retreat for women, and has participated on several other community committees and boards.  

Community awareness, development and coordination within a relational practice are of particular interest to Shelley. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, practicing yoga & meditation, cooking, entertaining, travelling, watching gardens grow and stepping out of her comfort zone on occasion. While doing all of this, Shelley continues to challenge herself and others with maintaining the vision of a world where we are all free to make personal choices and to live in peace. 


Thursday, November 23, 2023
10 AM Pacific time / 1 PM Eastern Time

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logo ang prog giftThis webinar aims to present the Program GIFT in residence which has the objective of promoting goodwill and countering intolerance between people living within a collective and rent based environments for autonomous and semi-autonomous older adults. To that end, the program proposes more than thirty tools and activities, as well as a document aiming to support its implementation and its perpetuation within the environments.

The Program GIFT in residence stems from two partnership research conducted by the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults in collaboration with many partners.

Target population of the webinar:
This webinar is first and foremost for anyone working within a collective and rent based environments for autonomous and semi-autonomous older adults (profit or non profit private residences, cooperative housing, etc.).

This webinar is also for anyone interested by the promotion of goodwill and countering intolerance between people living within collective and rent based environments for older adults.


20210830 marie beaulieu mc 9734.coupéeMarie Beaulieu Ph. D., Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is an adjunct and retired professor at the U. of Sherbrooke and an affiliated researcher at the Research Centre on Aging (Integrated to the Public Health and Social Services of Québec). She is a member of the National Seniors Council. In October 2022, the United Nations recognized her as one of the 50 world leaders of the Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030). She has held the position of Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults financed by the Québec Government (2010-2022). She co-directed a World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre specialized on Age-friendly communities and countering mistreatment (2017-2023). The focus of her 35-year + career has been countering mistreatment of older adults.


roxane webRoxane Leboeuf, M. S.w., has been a research agent at the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults since 2012. She has also been a lecturer at Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) since 2021. Doctoral student in gerontology at UdeS, she is the proud recipient of a Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D Joseph-Armand Bombardier) awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2017, she was appointed Commissioner of the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse of Quebec (Commission of Humans Rights and Youth Rights) by the National Assembly of Quebec (2017-2019). As coordinator of the Research Chair (2014 to 2019) and coordinator of various research projects (2019 to date), she has collaborated on numerous working committees aiming to develop theoretical and practical knowledge relating to different aspects of aging (countering mistreatment and bullying, promoting wellness care, respect for rights and freedoms, etc.).




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CNPEA, in partnership with Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, CanAge and the British Columbia Association of Community Response Networks (BCCRN) hosted a National Virtual WEAAD Event in support of their campaign Rights Don’t Get Old. This national conversation brought together experts, political figures, advocates from across Canada and concerned people like you, to engage in an inspiring discussion about how we, as a country, can end elder abuse and protect the rights of older people. You can catch the recorded session below.