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 To mark this year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA), Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) and WomanACT are co-hosting a half-day free virtual symposium on Gender Based Violence on November 29, 2023.

The symposium will showcase innovative and collaborative projects and programs from across Canada that respond to intersectional issues of gender-based violence. Find out more about the program and speakers here

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This past year, AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub, Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) and CNPEA collaborated with a variety of stakeholders from organizations serving older adults, working toward prevention of abuse, and advocating for change. Through this collaboration, a policy report was developed which highlights strategies and recommendations to strengthen Canada’s approach to prevent and respond to abuse toward older adults. Join us to learn more about this report and hear from an expert panel featuring:

 

 


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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