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... →

Last June, Marie Beaulieu learned that her mandate with the National Seniors Council of Canada was renewed for three years. The role of the National Council is to advise the Canadian government on issues regarding well-being and quality of life for seniors. More specifically, the National Council provides information to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, the Minister of Health and the Minister of State (Seniors).

Read more: The National Seniors Council of Canada has renewed Marie Beaulieu’s mandate. (August 6, 2015) →

Marie-Ève Bedard, a PhD student in gerontology, has published, in June, in collaboration with Marie Beaulieu, an article in the number 50 of the French magazine Le Sociographe. This article is entitled La défense des droits des aînés au Québec : protection et empowerment (The defense of seniors’ rights in Quebec: protection and empowerment),

Read more: A student of the Chair published an article in Le Sociographe magazine. (August 6, 2015) →

The Review Committee on Terminology to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults is composed of Sarita Israel (Coordinator of the Cutting-Edge Practice to counter mistreatment of older adults from the CSSS Cavendish CAU, Central-West Island CIUSSS), Marie-Ève Manseau-Young (Planning, Programming and Research Officer for the provincial Elder Abuse Help Line and also an active member in the practice within the Research Chair on Mistreatment),

Read more: The Chair is actively involved in the Review Committee on Terminology to Counter Mistreatment of... →

The Chair has obtained on April 1, 2015 the grant requested from the SSHRC in order to develop the project called L’action bénévole dans la lutte contre la maltraitance matérielle et financière envers les aînés (Volunteering to Counter Material and Financial Mistreatment). The purpose of this three-year project is to document and to focus on volunteer action to counter material and financial mistreatment of older adults to then improve it afterwards.

Read more: The Chair received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada... →

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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