Within the scope of its activities, the Chair is involved in various committees, as well as with various organizations. Here is a non-exhaustive list of our major current or achieved involvements. Each is categorized according to whether they take place with Quebec, Canadian or international organizations. With this list are, of course, included all the involvements incurred in each of our current research work, in knowledge transfer or completed. For more information, see the fact sheets of our projects as well as our list of written productions and oral presentations.

Within the scope of its activities, the Chair is involved in various committees, as well as with various organizations. Here is a non-exhaustive list of our major current or achieved involvements. Each is categorized according to whether they take place with Quebec, Canadian or international organizations. With this list are, of course, included all the involvements incurred in each of our current research work, in knowledge transfer or completed. For more information, see the fact sheets of our projects as well as our list of written productions and oral presentations.

Current involvements

 Quebec:

1. Involvements directly associated with the Action Plan to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults (PAM) 2010-2015 :

Since 2010 :

  • Annual participation, in the form of presentations, the Partners’ Forum ;
  • Member of the Interdepartmental Consultative Committee ;
  • Member of the non-governmental partners group of the minister responsible for seniors ;
  • Member of the PAM’s Follow-Up Committee consisting of the ministries and organizations involved ;
  • Member of the Working Committee regarding advertising campaigns related to the PAM ;
  • Presentation of the PAM both nationally and internationally (e.g. Brazil 2012-2013, Washington 2014, UK 2015);
  • Support to the PAM’s regional coordinators. Here are a few examples of ongoing activities:
    • Many presentations and attendance at activities in all region at the invitation of coordinators (Since the PAM’s implementation) ;
    • Member of the committee on examining the issues regarding the development and implementation of a possible "Judicial and social agreement" in the context of countering mistreatment of older adults, led by Marie Cantin in Montreal (Since the fall of 2015) ;
    • Member of the PAM’s Strategic Implementation Committee of Cultural Communities and a member of sub-committees on education and training (Since January 2013) ;
    • Support to the development and revision of the Reference and Support Guide led by Louise Buzit-Beaulieu (Since January 2013) ;
    • Support to the PAM’s regional coordinators (Since the PAM’s implementation) ;
    • Trainer during the coordinators’ annual or biannual meetings (Since the PAM’s implementation) ;
    • Training offer to the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux du Québec (Quebec College of Social Workers and Family Therapists) with Paul Martel and Robert Simard (Since 2014) ;
    • Etc.

Since 2011 :

  • Collaboration with the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (Quebec office for disabled persons [OPHQ]) in developing their measures related to the PAM 2010-2015 ;
  • Member of the INSPQ’s Advisory Committee (The Quebec National Institute of Public Health) for the production and dissemination of a knowledge synthesis on cases of mistreatment, neglect and violence against older adults ;
  • Member of the Ministry of Public Security’s Working Committee (MSP) in developing their measures related to the PAM 2010-2015 ;

Since 2012 :

  • Member of the PAM’s Assessment Committee ;
  • Monthly statutory meetings with the Seniors’ Secretariat;

Since 2013 :

  • Member of the Working Committee of the Elder Abuse Help Line on practices regarding mistreatment of older adults in institutions ;

Since 2015 :

  • Member of the Committee for the analysis and dissemination of Canadian and Quebec data regarding prevalence of mistreatment (Implemented in the summer of 2015) ;
  • Member of the Committee on Terminology on Mistreatment ;
  • Member of the Developing Committee of a Policy Framework to counter mistreatment of older adults in long-term care facilities led by the cutting-edge team to counter mistreatment of older adults of the CIUSSS of the western central area of Montreal (under the MHSS and the MF);
  • Partner in implementing two measures of the Concerted Action Plan to Preventing and Countering Bullying 2015-2018 (November 2015); 

2. Involvements on the context of other activities related to mistreatment and older adults:

Since 2010 :

  • Assessment of scientific articles for Quebec, Canadian or international journals (e.g. Nouvelles pratiques sociales, Recherches féministes, Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect) ;
  • Member of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (Since the PAM’s implementation, but Marie Beaulieu has been a member since 2002) ;

Since 2013 :

  • Member of the Observatory dealing with aging and society ;
  • Member of the SPVM’s senior partnership committee (the City of Montreal Police Department).

Since 2014 :

  • Expert available for the Liaison bulletin newsletter of the University of Sherbrooke ;

Since 2015 :

  • Co-researcher in the provincial grouping of researchers and practitioners on partnership research (fall 2015) ;

3. Involvements to come for 2015-2017:

  • Member of the Advisory Committee in the AQDR’s national projects whose grant applications have been submitted for the QADA program in March 2015 and for the New Horizons program in June 2015 ;
  • Member of the Advisory Committee in the AQDR’s project in Trois-Rivières whose grant application has been submitted for the New Horizons program in June ;
  • Member of the National Working Committee on the implantation of the social and judicial agreement throughout Quebec ;
  • Member of the Working Committee on the development of the second PAM.  

Canada:

Since 2010 :

  • Assessment of research projects submitted to major funds ;
  • Founding member of NICE (National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly) and active commitments in the mistreatment’s work team (Since the PAM’s implementation but Marie Beaulieu was sitting on this committee before) ;
  • Member of the Pan-Canadian Reference Group called Age-Friendly Cities from the Public Health Agency of Canada (Marie B. was a member since 2009) .

Since 2013 :

  • Member of the National Seniors Council ;

Since 2014 :

  • Expert available for the Ici Radio-Canada radio network for all French-speaking radio stations across Canada (September 2014) ;
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Knowledge Sharing Project from the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) ;

Since 2015 :

  • Member of the Legacy Fund Committee from the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) (Fall 2015 to fall 2018) .

International:

Since 2010 :

  • Assessment of research projects submitted to major funds ;
  • Member of the Board of Directors as a North American representative for the INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) ;

Since 2012 :

  • Member of the International Committee on "Ethics and Mistreatment of Older Adults" sponsored by Pr. Moulias of ALMA-France ;
  • Member of the NCPEA Research Committee (National Center for Prevention of Elder Abuse - a U.S. coalition) ;

Since 2015 :

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the REIACTIS International Congress (International network on age, citizenship and social integration) which will be held in Lausanne in February 2016.

Involvements already completed

Quebec:

1. Involvements directly associated with the PAM:

2011 :

  • Participation in a hearing on the revision of the Quebec's policy on intimate partner violence (September 2011) ;

2012 :

  • Member of the Working Committee for elaborating the content of the Aging and Living Together policy (2011-2012) ;

2013 :

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Elder Abuse Help Line (2010-2013) ;
  • Organizing the visit for the Australian and Brazilian delegations to the Seniors' Secretariat (SS) (September 2013) ;

2014 :

  • Collaboration with the Minister of Citizenship andImmigration (MICC) in developing their measures related to the PAM 2010- 2015 (2010-2014) ;
  • Jointly submitted with the Elder Abuse Help Line (LAAA) a proposal for a symposium for the 10th International Francophone Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference of May 2014 (Liège) ;
  • Member of the Montreal Orientation Committee, led by Marie Cantin in Montreal (Since the fall of 2014) ;
  • Participation by invitation- Anti-Bullying Forum (October 2, 2014) ;
  • Revision of several fact sheets of the second version of the Reference Guide to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults (Since fall 2014) ;

2015 :

  • Member of the Regional Steering Committee to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults for the Estrie region, and member of the Executive Committee of the Steering Committee, led by Paul Martel from the Estrie region (2010-2015, but Marie Beaulieu was sitting on this committee well before the Chair’s creation) ;
  • Participation by invitation- Roadshow on sexual abuse (June 16, 2015) ;
  • Review, comments, and drafting the preface of the first version of the Reference Guide to counter mistreatment of older adults (2014-2015).

2. Involvements in the context of other activities related to mistreatment and older adults

2011 :

  • Consulted by the Montreal Steering Committee on intimate partner violence as to the content of brochures on intimate partner violence against older women ;
  • Revision of documents for data collection and analysis regarding older adults’ needs for the non-profit organization Actions Interculturelles (2011) ;

2012 :

  • Participation in the Brainstorming Day from the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (November 2012) ;

2013 :

  • Expert witness in a case of financial mistreatment in Victoriaville (Summer 2013) ;
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the research project on transgender seniors (2011-2013) ;
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the project called Peer Helper Training in mistreatment of DIRA-Estrie, for the Estrie region (2010-2013) ;
  • Opinion given to the The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Task Force (FPT) working group on the prevention of mistreatment and financial exploitation on the brochure’s content: What every older Canadian should know about: Powers of attorney (for financial matters and property) and joint bank accounts (February 2013) ;
  • Opinion on the document entitled Thérèse Ponsable from the SPVM (March 2013) ;
  • Opinion on the document from the Quebec Suicide Prevention Association (AQPS) on professional secrecy in cases of mistreatment, fraud, suicide of older adults (February 2013) ;
  • Participation by invitation- Forum of the Quebec Association of Senior Centres(AQCCA) in Quebec City (March 15, 2013) ;
  • Participation (Chair’s info booth) in the 25th anniversary of the Research Centre on Aging (October 5, 2013) ;
  • Participation in the expert seminar on the care and services offered to older adults organized by the Health and Welfare Commissioner (June 10-11, 2013);
  • Supported DIRA-Estrie for several grant applications (2011-2013) ;

2014 :

  • Member of the jury for the 2014 Equality Award (awarded by the Quebec Secretariat for the Status of Women) ;
  • Member of the Special Working Committee on suicide among older adults from the Quebec Suicide Prevention Association (AQPS) (April 2011 to March 2014);
  • Partner of the Quebec Association of Gerontology (AQG) at the launching of the campaign to counter ageism in Laval (February 2014);

2015 :

  • Members of the Advisory Committee for the project: It’s not right! Neighbours, friends and families present for older adults. (Cutting-edge practices - Cavendish).

Canada:

2011 :

  • Expert witness at a hearing of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (Canadian government) on Bill C-36, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (mistreatment) ;
  • Expert witness at a hearing of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security dealing with violence against older women (October 2011) ;

2013 :

  • Co-editor of the special issue on aging of the Canadian Review of Social Policy (issued on February 2013) (2012-2013) ;

2014 :

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) (2010-2014).

International:

2011 :

  • Expert witness in the framework of a project involving five European countries for monitoring situations of mistreatment with persons receiving long-term care at home or in nursing homes (MILCEA Project) (October 2011) ;

2012 :

  • Member of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse for the meeting scheduled on June 15, 2012 (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) which was held in Prague in the framework of activities from the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) ;
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the REIACTIS International Congress (International network on age, citizenship and social integration) which was held in Dijon and organized two symposia there (January 2012) ;

2013 :

  • Member of the International Scientific Committee for the research project Perceptions of mistreatment among older adults living at home (La Source University, Switzerland) (2011-2013) ;
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the first Symposium on Frailty held in Toulouse and organized a workshop at this symposium (April 2013) ;

2014 :

  • High jury member for a university professor position at the University of Western Brittany (Spring 2014) ;

2015 :

  • Consulted by Respect Seniors about the content and format of the general presentation brochures regarding their organization and mistreatment (May 2015).

 

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 Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
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Sherbrooke (Québec)
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