The book entitled Bientraitance et qualité de vie - Tome 2 : Outils et retours d’expériences is a collective work coordinated by Michel Schmitt and published in March 2015 by Les Éditions Elsevier Masson. This book follows in the footsteps of the previous volume: Bientraitance et qualité de vie - Tome 1 : Prévenir les maltraitances pour des soins et une relation d'aide humanistes (Well-treatment and quality of life - Volume 1: Preventing mistreatment for humanistic health care and caregiving relationships).

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On February 20 and 21, in Saskatoon, the Association des juristes d'expression française de la Saskatchewan (Association of French-Speaking Lawyers of Saskatchewan) and the Fédération des aînés fransaskois (Federation of Franco-Saskatchewanian Seniors), in partnership with the Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan French Health Services Network) and the Fédération des aînées et aînés francophones du Canada (Canadian Federation of Francophone Seniors) organized a symposium entitled “Together to Ensure Rights, Security and Dignity of Seniors!”.

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The radio show Des aînés et des droits addresses various topics related to seniors and mistreatment such as: marginalized seniors, aging with dignity, consequences of mistreatment, etc. This initiative is being funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program of the Government of Canada and aims at informing and raising awareness, but also at promotingopportunities for prevention and intervention.

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The pan-Canadian training program It’s not right! Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults is aiming at raising community awareness regarding mistreatment of older adults. This training program has been developed by the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) in Ontario.

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On February 19 was held the 5th edition of the CÉRTA’s* Student Scientific Meeting entitled "Collaboration and Partnership in Supporting Transitions Among Populations in Precarious Situations". The purpose of this scientific meeting was to address the foundations, the roles and objectives covered by the partnership or collaboration between various social, political, institutional or organizational actors.

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The PAJMA Program (Support/Justice Program to counter mistreatment of older adults) is intended to all people aged 65 years and over who are living with a situation of mistreatment. It aims at supporting these people throughout the judicial process to the Municipal Court of the City of Montreal. More specifically, its primary aim is to:

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The Forum on police training organized by the Quebec Police College was held on January 5 and consisted of several thematic workshops, including one entitled: Guide d’intervention au regard de la maltraitance envers des personnes aînées (Intervention guide regarding mistreatment of older adults). Marie Beaulieu and Nathalie Lavoie, Advisor for the Research and Strategic Planning Division of the City of Montreal Police Service for developing projects on mistreatment, were invited to present a workshop entitled: La pratique policière auprès des aînés maltraités : un nouveau défi de formation dans un Québec vieillissant (Police Practice with Mistreated Older Adults: a New Training Challenge in an Aging Quebec).

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At the end of each of its fiscal year ended on October 31, the Chair must provide its financial statements and operations report for the preceding fiscal year. When fully completed, these documents must be submitted and approved by the Advisory Committee in order for the Chair to continue its activities.

The fifth meeting of this committee took place on January 16, 2015 and focused on the Chair’s year 4 activities (November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014). All members of the committee were present:

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On February 12, the Carpe Diem’s Symposium Quebec-France will take place in Trois-Rivières. The symposium is entitled: Alzheimer et maladies apparentées. Pourquoi et comment accompagner (Alzheimer and Related Disorders. Why and How to Support People). This will be an interactive day and rooted in practice with the presentation of actual cases reflecting the various realities faced by people living with Alzheimer Disease or related disorders, their family and friends as well as the teams supporting them.

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The book L’exploitation financière des personnes aînées : prévention résolution et sanction was officially published by Les Éditions Yvon Blais on December 16, 2014. This book contains the contribution of a huge number of authors who participated in the 81st Congress of ACFAS which took place in May 2013 under the theme of Financial Exploitation of Seniors.

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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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