Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

In this presentation, Kathy Majowski explores the following:

  • What Does Bullying Look Like?
  • What happens to people who are bullied?
  • What about people who witness bullying?
  • Red flags -What you might notice
  • What We Know About Bullying
  • How Can I Help?
  • Community Resources

Gutman, G. (2012, June 11). Older Adult Bullying: Psychological Abuse by a Different Name? Retrieved from

Madsen, K. (2018). Seniors Bullying Project: Overall Summary of Ontario-Wide Thinktanks. Retrieved from

Goodridge, D., Heal-Salahub, J., Pausjenssen, E., James, G., & Lidington, J. (2017). Peer bullying in seniors’ subsidised apartment communities in Saskatoon, Canada: participatory research. Health & Social Care in the Community, 25(4), 1439–1447. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12444

Lamothe-Begg, L (2012) Older Adult Bullying Prevention [PowerPoint Slides]

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Dr. Kirsten Madsen, PhD, faculty member at Sheridan College.
Pat Spadafora, MSW, Kaleidoscope Consulting, founder and former Director of the Centre for Elder Research, Sheridan College

Learning Objectives:
Hear first-hand accounts of the important research being conducted on seniors bullying from the researchers involved in these projects.
Learn about the preliminary outcomes of the project and how to better understand this complex issue.



Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

A partnership between Sheridan College & Elder Abuse Ontario to better understand what is happening in Ontario and to use this data to create a resource package outlining best practices for seniors and those working with seniors to stop bullying.

Dr. Kirsten Madsen, PhD, faculty member at Sheridan College.
Liza Franses, older adult advocate



Source: Elder Abuse Ontario


Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Sarah Denton, Clinical Intake Specialist – NE BSO North Bay Regional Health Center, Kirkwood Place
Phyllis Fehr, Board Member Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton and Ontario Dementia Advisory Group
A.J. Grant-Nicholson, Mental Health Strategy Lead, Legal Aid Ontario
Katie Almond, Probation and Parole Officer, Ministry of the Solicitor General
Christine Conrad (Moderator) Policy Analyst – Justice Lead, CMHA Ontario

Host: Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee

Download the slides, by clicking on the image below:

cover webinar olderadultsjusticesystem 2019

View the webinar (scroll to the bottom of the page)

For the first time ever, there are more Canadians aged 65 and older than Canadians below age 15. As Ontario begins to feel this demographic shift, all areas of the justice system are encountering older adults at a more frequent rate. Often these interactions involve age-related conditions like dementia, mental health conditions, and/or substance use, and the traditional justice system is not designed to meet the needs of this vulnerable population.

Over the past year, the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee has developed a navigational guidebook to help caregivers, care partners and service providers of older adults and adults with age-related conditions navigate the justice system. In anticipation of the guidebook’s release, this webinar will provide an overview of this project, highlighting key issues and promising practices identified during its development. We will be joined by subject matter experts from across the human services and justice sectors to discuss key considerations relating to older adults and adults with age-related conditions and their interactions with police, courts, and corrections, as well as the civil mental health system.

Source: Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

How Elder Abuse can be Prevented Through Age-Friendly Community Plans

Presented by Raeann Rideout, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario
Hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program on September 25, 2019.

''The abuse of older adults is becoming all too common in our communities, but by effectively planning for and supporting age-friendly communities, the risks for elder abuse can be mitigated and the abuse prevented.

Communities across Ontario have been developing Age-Friendly Plans/Strategies and actively engaging in the implementation of these measures, to enhance relevant programs and services to support these communities. The prevention of elder abuse can be integrated within various elements of the World Health Organization’s framework, including Respect and Social Inclusion, and Social Participation.

By being responsive to the needs of older adults, who are vulnerable, at-risk or experiencing abuse, we can create environments that will positively and directly impact the quality of life as people age.''

Source: Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program


Publishing Criteria

Any resource posted on the Hub is first screened based on the publishing criteria. If you wish to share a resource with the community, please ensure that it fits the requirements and email it to us. We usually post material within 72hrs of receiving it. 

Publishing Criteria

Invitation to Contribute

Become a contributor to the hub!

  • Share your ongoing projects, research updates and favourite tools
  • Announce your upcoming events
  • Tell us about promising practices and initiatives via a blog post.

Check out our publishing criteria or email us for more information 

Thank You to Our Supporters and Sponsors

Le RCPMTA souhaite remercier les généreux sponsors qui contribuent à la durabilité du connecteur des savoirs.