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 Change is possible.
We all have a role to play. Are you ready?


On March 24, 2022, CNPEA and partners launched Future Us: A Roadmap to Elder Abuse Preventioncoverfutureus final
You can read and download Future Us at, in French and in English.

What is Future Us?

Future Us is a pan-Canadian engagement strategy. It examines where we are now and where we need to go. It provides clear goals and recommendations at the individual, community and government levels to help us build an integrated approach for elder abuse prevention in communities across Canada.

Our partners

Last year, we gathered a team of partners that includes the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC), Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO), the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), CanAge, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL), Egale Canada, and the International Longevity Centre Canada (ILC Canada).

We led consultations across the country with leaders from provincial/territorial elder abuse prevention networks, advocates, professionals, and government staff to inform our work. The result is Future Us.

Future Us Goals

There are committed citizens across the country who are working to create safer, more supportive communities for people of all ages. Future Us is a tool to harness and mobilize that collective energy for change, tapping into existing networks to engage local elected politicians and the broader public to achieve common goals.

Future Us sets out three broad goals:

1- Prioritize elder abuse prevention in every community. 

2- Establish and support elder abuse prevention networks at local, regional and national levels. Networks are critical infrastructure for information-sharing, knowledge mobilization, research, and ongoing engagement across sectors and communities.
3- Teach everyone to recognize warning signs of abuse and neglect, how to respond safely and effectively, and where to refer in the community to find help.

Elder abuse is preventable, and you can help. This roadmap outlines clear roles and actions to help us work collectively toward safer communities. We hope that Future Us will be useful to guide you in your efforts.
Please share it widely.



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This project has been funded by the Department of Justice Canada.

Learning Modules
Between March 29 and March 31, 2022, CNPEA and partners presented a series of five learning modules, hosted by NICE. The first module of the series provides an overview of the Roadmap. The next four examine priorities and opportunities for addressing elder abuse in Canada in research, practice, policy and the law. Watch the whole series.

Individual links to each module:



  • March 29 : Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario Regional Conference
    Amplifying our Collective Voices
    from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern.  Recording will soon be available at

  • April 1: Future Us - A Roadmap to Elder Abuse Prevention
    Hosted by Core Alberta
    Presented by Benedicte Schoepflin and Margaret MacPherson,
    10AM Mountain Time. Recording available here

  • April 19, 10:30 AM Pacific 
    B.C. residents can catch Margaret MacPherson and hear about Future Us at the BC CRN's April Learning Event. Details here 

  • May 26, from 3:15pm to 4:30pm EST -
    We will be speaking at NICE's 2022 Annual Knowledge Exchange.
    Details and registration

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