The IPRAS project (Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors) that started in July 2013 has finally come to an end. During the press conference on April 21, the City of Montreal’s Mayor, Denis Coderre announced that the IPRAS model developed in this project will be gradually implemented in the City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM) in the next few weeks. This model briefly outlines the development of an organizational culture to counter mistreatment of older adults throughout the SPVM (whether the situations encountered are of criminal nature or not). The model counts on a proper training of all police services, the use of various tools (e.g.: a detection pocket tool), as well as an increased collaboration with various partners such as psychosocial practitioners from the public or community sector. 

The IPRAS model was jointly developed by the Chair and the SPVM in the framework of the action-research project funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons Senior Program at a cost of $700 000. The two partners received in April an additional grant of $50 000 in order to develop knowledge transfer tools. This will ensure a better dissemination of the project and the model, as well as its sustainability. Overall, 10 deliverables are currently in production: 

  • A synthesis report on the project’s progress;
  • A document introducing the IPRAS model;
  • An implementation guide intended for other police services that may be interested in integrating such a model into their practices;
  • Four information sheets that take up key ideas from the synthesis report and the model;
  • A book chapter presenting the IPRAS project and the model that will be published by Springer;
  • A scientific article highlighting the strengths of the IPRAS model;
  • A scientific article highlighting the components of the IPRAS model.

In order to make it accessible to a broader readership, most of these deliverables will be available in both French and English. When they are ready, the synthesis report, the document introducing the model and the implementation guide will be available on the Chair’s website in the Written Productions section.

Stay tuned!

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)
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Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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