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This webinar is co-organized by CNPEA and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario. Dr. Gloria Gutman will discuss the risk factors for mortality in natural disasters and the growing awareness of the relationship among disaster vulnerability, age, gender, socio-economic status, and other personal and environmental variables. Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, Founder of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will provide opening remarks.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked each year on June 15. It is an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. 

To acknowledge WEAAD's 15th anniversary, CNPEA, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, and  CanAge, Canada’s national seniors advocacy organization,will host a live online debate with leaders and experts to discuss the issue of isolation and neglect of older Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the recent shocking report about Long term care homes.

 American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation provided.

Presented with the support of HelpAge Canada and United Way

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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources


Thursday, March 19 , 2020
10 AM Pacific time / 1 PM Eastern Time


Kathy Majowski: A2J Project Team leader, CNPEA Board Chair



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