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2018 Events


Vancouver will glow purple for WEAAD!
Canada Place and Science World will light up on June 15. BC Place will be lit in purple on June 14. 

The various Community Response Networks in the greater Vancouver area will be participating to many events across the Lower Mainland. See the list below (for more details about any of these, please contact

Grandview Woodlands CRN will participate with other community organisations (Grandview Woodlands Food Connections, REACH, etc.) to host an inclusive community event with information tables, Aboriginal Elder presentation (TBC), and light snacks/lunch at Britannia Community Services Centre common area outside (weather permitting)

South Granville CRN will set up information tables at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Chalmer’s Lodge, South Granville Seniors Centre and other area venues with outdoor presence with senior volunteers wearing purple.

Chinese CRN will be at Burnaby Central Park with senior-focused learning pieces/stor- sharing, BBQ 

Marpole Oakridge CRN will take WEAAD to the streets with 2 information tables (Granville and Oak streets), WEAAD flag raising and City proclamation being read by local MLA.

Mount Pleasant CRN – WEAAD Lunch & Learn with Vancity, seniors line dance team, purple march to an area park

West End CRN A WEAAD BBQ will be held at Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street, featuring live music

Downtown East Side CRN – WEAAD participation in Senior’s Hub intergenerational community event with DTES Seniors Hub, Urban Aboriginal CRN and the Chinese Seniors Society.

Burnaby CRN – Focus on reducing vulnerability with outdoor WEAAD Nordic Pole walking class, street safety and social inclusion presentations

Renfrew Collingwood CRN – WEAAD event on June 16th in collaboration with Three Links Care Society. Open House including presentations, service provider displays, entertainment and food. 

Urban Aboriginal CRN – will collaborate with DTES CRN WEAAD event (TBC)


WEAAD Resident Advisory Council Recognition Tea, Winnipeg
June 15, 2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Misericordia Place
Presentation by our Social Work student highlighting definitions of Elder Abuse and ways of identifying and reporting allegations. This will be followed by a discussion with our residents.

WEAAD event, Selkirk
June 15, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Services to Seniors
310 Christie Ave
We will be joining a local grade 6 class, walking for awareness, teaching the kids about elder abuse and why it is so important.

Caring for our Seniors/Pensons à nos aînés & Seniors Birthday Club, 
St. Laurent
June 15, 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
St. Laurent Recreation Centre  
This day will be filled with activities such as information booths, presentations, games for seniors and more. A complimentary lunch will be served.

55 Plus Monthly Luncheon, Stonewall,
June 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall
374 First Street West, Stonewall
The South Interlake 55 Plus will be hosting their monthly luncheon on Wednesday, June 13 at 12 Noon. Wear purple to the luncheon to support World Elder Abuse Awareness!
$10 at the door; no advance tickets required - Everyone Welcome!


weaad2018 nlWEAAD 2018 Event, Seniors Awareness Day, St. John’s
Hosted by St. John’s Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee
June 15, 9:30 am-1:00 pm 
(Sign-in from 9:30-10:00AM)
Salvation Army Citadel, 21 Adams Ave, St. John’s
Free Event - Please book by June 12, 2018
Seniors NL at (709) 737-2333 

Note: Limited bussing will be available to/from the event. Please ask about pick-up locations when you RSVP or see below.  

For more details on the NL activities listed below, please visit this page and contact 

Gander Seniors 50+ Club Inc. [NL 50+ Federation Inc.], Gander
WEAAD Seminar

Sandwich Bay 50+ Club, Inc. [NL 50+ Federation Inc.], Cartwright, Labrador-Grenfell
Hot Dinner (all seniors in town) and presentations

Active Living 55+ Club, La Scie

Presentation and activities

Retired Bankers Association, Clarenville, Eastern 
Province-wideT-shirts with “Stand-up Against Elder Abuse” message for teachers promoting presentations on Financial Abuse of Older Adults up to 500 high school students

Melgignat Mi’Kmaq Women’s Group [Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network -NAWN affiliate], Stephenville
Luncheon and Sharing Circle with members from Stepenville Crossing, Port au Port Peninsula, Kippens.

People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Center, St George’s
Seniors from Stephenville area going to People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre  Ktaqmkuk Museum Tour, Lunch, Discussion

Status of Women Central, Grand Falls Windsor 
Lunch, presentation of materials, and Music (live band) – seniors invited

Northern Retirement Home,Port Saunders 
Personal Care Home for residents.
Game Show and Lunch - Answer True or False questions about elder abuse and examples there of (including examples of financial abuse)

Silverwood Manor Personal Care Home for residentsKippens, Western
Research and discussion on financial abuse of seniors and seniors to create an activity bag (on their rights – the rights of older adults)

Recreation, Mountain Hope Manor (Ida’s Seniors Home Ltd.), Channel- Port Aux Basques, Western
Personal Care Home for residents
Lunch and Presentation - Family and friends will be welcome to attend the presentation



Elder Abuse Ontario's 2018 Campaign is "Seeds of Change"

Life Mentors, Bolton, June 15
11:00am –12:00pm
Seniors, here is your chance to educate and passdown your knowledge! Be a life mentor for anhour. Life mentors offers the opportunity forseniors to converse with the youth of ourcommunity. Each youth participant will takeexciting and interesting stories and translate thatinto their own art.
The Exchange
55 Healey Road, Bolton - Space is limited. Call 289-966-1715

Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network – WEAAD Planting Ceremony June 5
Celebration at Seasons Welland (163 First Ave, Welland, ON) on June 5, 2018 from 10:00 am-11:00 am Featuring an elder abuse presentation and the "It's Not Right" Planting ceremony!

Rock with Ages - Pickering, June 9
Abbeylawn Manor Living and Durham Elder Abuse Network, (D.E.A.N) invite you to support their intergenerational “Rock with Ages” fundraising event to support Durham Region Senior’s who are victims of abuse.
“Rock with Ages” 2018 event is a fun community day to educate, entertain and raise funds to support D.E.A.N and enjoy live music and dance entertainment, BBQ, vendors, Silent Auction, Raffle Table, Dining in Durham raffle, face painting and much, much more!!!

from 10 AM- 12 PM at Peterborough Public Library, Community Room 345 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough, ON RSVP: 705-742-7067 Ext 250
Hosted in Partnership by: Peterborough Elder Abuse Prevention Network, Elder Abuse Ontario and Peterborough Police Service. View poster

Seeds for Change! See It, Name It, Check It – Hamilton, June 15
Celebration at Hamilton Police Services - 15 June 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
400 Rymal Rd E., Hamilton, ON
Featuring the launch of The Be Aware Take Care Booklet, and It's Not Right Planting Ceremony
Light Refreshments!     
FREE RSVP by: June 8th 2018  
Constable Kimberly Kikas  905-546-8917  View poster

10TH ANNUAL SENIORS IN THE KNOW, Sault Ste Marie, June 15
Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre 619 Bay Street, Friday, June 15, 2018 10 AM – 3 PM
Open at 9:30 AM
Pre-Registration Required by Friday, June 8/18  
Call 705-942-2195 (extension 208)
Community Service Providers Fair aLunch, Snacks and Refreshments Provided
Hosted by:  Community Service Provider Fair Seniors Rights Protection Council of Sault Ste Marie and Area. View poster


Mount Saint Mary College, Newburg, New York

Free & open to the public, a conference for everyone! Space is limited. P
lease register by emailing or by calling the orange County office for the aging at 845.615.3700


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