The project on the Police Intervention with Mistreated Older Adults (IPAM) aims at developing a police practice model to counter mistreatment of older adults. This is carried out in partnership with the City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM).

Read more: The assessment of the IPAM’s implementation of pilot project 1 almost completed. (December 18, 2015) →

The Arrimage Project: Modèle de travail intersectoriel pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées (Arrimage: An Intersystem Work Model to Counter Elder Abuse) was completed on March 31, 2015. One of the main objectives of the working model was to develop a Pratical guide for intersectoral duo police officer/practitioner from public or community network of the Health and Social Services sector. Since the completion of the project, knowledge transfer activities have increased, in particular in regard to the guide that came out of the project.

Read more: The Guide de pratique en duo intersectoriel policier/intervenant (Pratical guide for intersectoral... →

The Chair took a close look at the problem of older adult bullying following an invitation by the Québec government to the Anti-Bullying Forum  that took place on October 2, 2014. After the Forum, we answered a call for submissions by publishing a brief entitled: L’intimidation envers les personnes aînées (Older Adult Bullying) (Available in french only).

Read more: The Chair’s work in the area of older adult bullying gains momentum! (October 14, 2015) →

In order to meet the needs of two projects, the ABAM-MF project L’action bénévole dans la lutte contre la maltraitance matérielle et financière envers les aînés (Volunteering to Counter Financial and Material Mistreatment of Older Adults),and the Veille scientifique internationale (International scientific watch) project, the Chair hired two new students and one new research assistant. Our new team members are Jordan Bédard-Lessard, Isabelle Maillé and Julie Carrier.

Read more: The Chair hires two new students and one new research assistant. (October 14, 2015) →

The Research Centre on Aging, where the Research Chair is housed, participates in research projects in collaboration with numerous regional organizations, like DIRA-Estrie, and is a member of the Table de concertation contre les mauvais traitements faits aux personnes aînées de l’Estrie (round table to counter mistreatment of older adults in the Estrie region). The Centre is represented at the round table by a member of the Chair.

Read more: The Chair got involved with the purple ribbon campaign in the Estrie region last June. (October... →

The last twelve months were filled with productions of all kinds for the Chair. So we are now able to provide you with two new knowledge transfer activities whose description will be available shortly on our website.

Read more: Available soon: two new knowledge transfer activities provided by the Chair. (September 9, 2015) →

Each year, the Chair welcomes several students within its team. Students contribute in various ways to the advancement of knowledge and practices with respect to countering mistreatment of older adults. This year, three of them will do their master’s internship in social work in connection with mistreatment of older adults.

Read more: Three students from the Chair have just begun their master’s internship in social work in... →

In August 2015, Marie Beaulieu was approached by Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) in order to be part of the CAG’s Legacy Fund Committee for a three-year mandate.

Established in 2003, this committee ensures to meet four long-term goals:

Read more: Marie Beaulieu is appointed to sit on the Legacy Fund Committee of the Canadian Association of... →

In order to facilitate access and sharing of relevant and quality information in countering elder abuse across Canada, the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) has completely revamped its website ( which was launched on September 1, 2015.

Read more: September 1, 2015: the official launch of the Canadian network for the prevention of elder abuse... →

The Partners’ Forum to counter mistreatment of older adults was held on June 17, 2015.This Forum was intended to provide a continuing training day to a large number of practitioners dedicated to countering mistreatment of older adults through several presentations given by experts.

Read more: The Chair was at the Forum des partenaires pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes... →

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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