Since the end of April 2015, five conferences were given by members of the Chair to audiences such as scientists, seniors and practitioners. First of all, Marie-Ève Bedard gave a conference within the framework of the IAGG-ER 8th Congress which took place from April 23 to 26, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Read more: Several members of the Chair promoted knowledge transfer to various audiences →

In 2013, the Chair and the Respect Seniors team, the Walloon Agency to counter elder abuse, began a second exchange project. Following the adaptation of the In Hand tool to the Walloon context, the second project was aiming at adapting the factual Quiz on mistreatment to the Walloon context.

Read more: From June 20 to 27, the Chair is going to Wallonia (Belgium) to wrap up a two-year exchange... →

Marie Beaulieu, the Chairholder and Audrey Allard, student at the Chair and research assistant for the NICE tool assessment project took part inthe 10th Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange that was held in Toronto on May 28, 2015. It all began with a welcoming address by Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) representing the Government of Canada.

Read more: Two members of the Chair took part in the 10th Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange →

On April 23, the Journée des partenaires took place in Quebec City. Organized by Robert Simard, mistreatment regional coordinator for the Capitale-Nationale region and his team, the topic of the day was L’intimidation envers les aînés, c’est aussi de la maltraitance ? (Is older adult bullying also mistreatment?). The aim was to provide an opportunity for all active partners who counter mistreatment of older adults of the Quebec City region to learn more about older adult bullying and exchange views on the subject with various partners.

Read more: The Chair attended the Journée des partenaires (Partners’ Day) in Quebec City on April 23, 2015. →

The Association québécoise de gérontologie (AQG) (Quebec Association of Gerontology) has published in April the quarterly publication of its Vie et vieillissement journal (vol. 12, number 3). The objective of this third number was to publish articles dealing with various realities of gerontology. The Chair took the opportunity to propose two texts on very different topics.

Read more: The Chair has published two articles in the Vie et vieillissement journal. →

During the months of March and April, the Chair was invited to speak to different senior audiences in order to convey specific or general knowledge to the context of mistreatment according to their needs: demystifying mistreatment, recognize the signs, be aware of the seniors’ role, etc.

Read more: The Chair was promoting knowledge transfer towards seniors during March and April. →

From May 18 to 22, 2015, the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults will be pleased to welcome colleagues of the Walloon Agency to fight elder abuse, Respect Seniors, from Wallonia (Belgium). As part of this joint work session, the Chair will organize a consultation day on adapting the factual Quiz on mistreatment in the Walloon context which will take place on May 20.

Read more: A consultation day was organized by the Chair to adapt a Quebec tool to the Walloon context. →

The Arrimage project: An Intersystem Work Model to Counter Elder Abuse began in April 2012 following a subsidy from the Support program for Initiatives Promoting Respect for Seniors (SIRA) (now known as Quebec Age-Friendly Program-QADA) granted by the Minister of Family. This action-research project aims at documenting and modeling intersystem elder abuse efforts, based on innovative practices currently being tested in the north-eastern sector of Montreal, in order to disseminate a final model by using action-research.

Read more: End of the Arrimage project on practices countering elder abuse (police-practitioner duo) on March... →

On March 24, the Chair’s team held its first quarterly meeting of 2015. During this meeting, it was expected that the members working in the research project on Police intervention to Counter Mistreatment: Developing and Implementing a Practice Model(IPAM) were scheduled to report on the progress of their work to other members of the Chair.

Read more: The Chair reports on current status of the IPAM project to various partners from the Estrie region →

On March 2 and 3, the Chair attended the symposium Innovation in Elder Abuse Prevention organized by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) in Toronto. This symposium focused on the development of the knowledge-sharing project. It was aiming at encouraging practitioners involved in countering elder abuse to network across the country.

Read more: The Chair attended the symposium Innovation in Elder Abuse Prevention organized by the Canadian... →

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