In its various research projects, the research Chair on mistreatment of older adults collaborates with several researchers in the field of mistreatment.

  • University of Sherbrooke : Suzanne Garon (programming and evaluation; principal researcher of the Age-friendly Cities project); Yves Couturier, Chair, Canada Research on Professional Practices Integration in Gerontology; Marcel Arcand; Suzanne Philips-Nootens; Alain Létourneau;
  • Interaction and Social Support Thematic Group, Quebec Network for Research on Ageing (RQRV) (particularly Mark Yaffe, McGill University , Jean Vézina, University of Laval, and others);
  • Lynn McDonald (University of Toronto) and the forty or so researchers of the NICE network (National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly) that she leads;
  • Delphine Roulet-Schwab (École La Source, Lausanne);
  • Sepali Guruge (University of Toronto) and the pan-Canadian network of researchers who work on the themes relating cultural communities and mistreatment;
  • In collaboration with the Chair of Law and Governance of Health, working meetings with two foreign researchers: Albert Évrard (University of Namur) and Muriel Rebourg; (Head of the Centre for Research in Private Law, Université de Bretagne Occidentale);
  • Lyne Chamberland, Research Chair on Homophobia, UQAM;
  • Jean-Philippe Viriot-Durandal, Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France);
  • Françoise Le Borgne-Uguen, and Simone Pennec, Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France);
  • Charmaine Spencer, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada);
  • Gloria Gutman, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada);
  • Andrée Sévigny, Geriatric Research Unit, Institute on aging and social participation of older adults, Laval University;
  • Atsuko Matsuoka, York University (Toronto, Canada), member of the Canadian Review of Social Policy, and her informal network of researchers who link cultural communities and mistreatment;
  • Micheline Dubé, University of Québec at Trois-Rivières;
  • Marie Marthe Cousineau, University of Montréal;
  • Thomas Goergen, German Police University (Munster, Allemagne);
  • Jeannette Linderbach, Laurentian University (Sudbury, Canada);
  • Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, British Columbia Law Institute (Vancouver, Canada);
  • Réseau d'étude international sur l'âge, la citoyenneté et l'intégration (REIACTIS) (Network of international study on age, citizenship and integration);
  • Raymonde Crête and her team, Faculty of Law, Laval University;
  • Bibiana Graeff and her team (Gerontology), Université de Sao Paulo au Brésil;
  • Statistics Canada, general social survey;

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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