The 4th National Elder Abuse Conference took place in Melbourne (Australia) from February 23 to 25, 2016. The theme of the Conference was: Ageism, Rights and Innovations. Marie Beaulieu was the keynote speaker on February 24, 2016. She started the day by giving a conference entitled "Countering Elder Abuse in Quebec".

Read more: Marie Beaulieu was the keynote speaker at the 4th National Elder Abuse Conference which was held... →

The 5th International Conference of the International Network on Age, Citizenship and Socio-Economic Integration (REIACTIS) took place in Lausanne (Switzerland) from February 10 to 12, 2016. This year’s theme was: "Ageing and Empowerment - Between Resources and Vulnerabilities".

Interested in this topic, the three doctoral students in the Gerontology program, at the University of Sherbrooke, under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, proposed oral communications which were all accepted.

Read more: Three students from the Chair made presentations at the 5th International REIACTIS Conference held... →

October 31, 2015 was the date chosen by the Chair to close its first five years of activities. At the end of each year, an annual report of activities and a financial statement must be produced and submitted for approval to our Advisory Committee. This year, in order to assess the progress made, the Chair has instead prepared a summary report of all activities carried out between 2010 and 2015 as well as a financial statement. These documents were submitted to the Chair’s Advisory Committee on February 16, 2016.

Read more: The Chair presented to its Advisory Committee the summary report of activities and the financial... →

Françoise Le Borgne-Uguen, from the University of Western Brittany (Brest) and Marie Beaulieu, Chairholder of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults are working with the Quebec Association of Gerontology (QAG) to co-edit a thematic issue on Countering mistreatment by promoting rights or by using the Act.

Read more: Françoise Le Borgne-Uguen and Marie Beaulieu will co-edit an issue on mistreatment of older adults... →

The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) has a website which aims at fostering knowledge sharing between all the players involved in countering elder abuse across Canada. Several tools are readily available to facilitate this knowledge sharing, such as webinars (free lectures available online).

Read more: The Chair and the SPVM will present on January 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM a webinar on The Police... →

On December 10, 2015, Francine Charbonneau, Minister of Families responsible for Seniors, announced that 29 projects were funded under the QADA 2015 program. The action-research project submitted by the University of Sherbrooke, which oversees the Chair, in collaboration with the community organization DIRA-Estrie is on this list.

Read more: The Chair, in partnership with DIRA-Estrie, secured a grant from the Quebec Age-Friendly Program... →

The ABAM-MF project (Volunteering to Counter Financial and Material Mistreatment of Older Adults) has been initiated in April 2015 further to a three-year grant of $259 500 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Read more: The work for the ABAM-MF project, dealing with volunteering within the community-based... →

The fall season has always been the busiest period of the year for the Chair, particularly regarding knowledge transfer. During the months of September, October and November, 20 presentations were made by seven members of the Chair, including Marie Beaulieu, Marie-Ève Bédard, Jessica Calvé, Marie Crevier, Roxane Leboeuf, Marika Lussier-Therrien and Caroline Pelletier.

Read more: Months of September, October and December were successful for the Chair regarding knowledge... →

During the fall of 2015, five books in which the Chair has drafted a chapter were published. One of these chapters, written by Caroline Pelletier  and Marie Beaulieu, was published in the 3rd edition of the book Introduction au travail social (Introduction to social work) directed by Jean-Pierre Deslauriers and Daniel Turcotte.

Read more: Five book chapters published by the Chair. (December 18, 2015) →

Audrey Allard, a Master of social work student from the University of Sherbrooke, under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, has done her master’s internship in the fall of 2015 in Belgium with Respect Seniors, the Walloon Agency for countering elder abuse.

Read more: Audrey Allard collected data on the use of the In Hand tool - Respect Seniors in Belgium.... →

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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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