During the week of October 2, 2017, Dominique Terrasson, Cheffe de projet Prévention et lutte contre la maltraitance dans le secteur social et médico-social (Loose translation: Leader of the project on preventing and countering mistreatment in the social and medico-social sector, to the Government of France, carried out a work assignment visiting Quebec. Two activities took place with the members of the Chair and their partners.

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The consultation day, held on September 28, 2017, was part of the work to develop the 2018-2023 action plan stemming from the Aging and Living Together, at Home, in One’s Community, in Quebec. Minister responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying, Ms. Francine Charbonneau, was present for the occasion.

Read more: The Chair is participating in the consultation day on the development of the 2018-2023 action plan... →

On September 7, members of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) informed the public of the election of Marie Beaulieu for her excellence in academic and scientific achievements in the field of mistreatment of older adults. In the notice describing Marie Beaulieu, the RSC emphasised her contribution to the development of knowledge in this field and to the recognition of this social problem in terms of intervention practices, advocacy and policies. 

Read more: Marie Beaulieu is inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. (September 17, 2017) →

In June 2017, members of the National Assembly voted in favour of the appointment of Roxane Leboeuf, Chair Coordinator, as a member of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) (The Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights). Her swearing-in ceremony took place on September 12th at the CDPDJ offices in Montréal and marked her inauguration. 

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The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Personnes Âgées (International Federation of Associations of the Elderly - FIAPA) adopted the Manifesto of Havana at the Colloque International des Droits des Personnes Âgées (Conference on the Rights of Older Adults in the World) held last April in Havana, Cuba. Marie Beaulieu participated in the elaboration of this manifesto calling for the mobilisation for "the rights of older people to remain active citizens who participate in social, economical, political and cultural activities of society and who build their own lives". 

Read more: Marie Beaulieu is a signatory of the manifesto on the rights of older adults of FIAPA. (September... →

Adriana Herrera Duarte, a master's student in social work at the Université de Sherbrooke since 2014, filed the final version of her master's essay in July. Her essay entitled La lutte contre la maltraitance envers les personnes âgées hispanophones : réflexion à partir d’un programme de sensibilisation (Countering Mistreatment of Spanish-Speaking Older Adults: Reflection from an Awareness Program), was written under the direction of Marie Beaulieu.

Read more: A student of the Chair presents the final version of her master's degree in social work at the... →

The Chair was invited to launch the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Mistreatment 2017-2022. The launch of this second action plan was held in Québec City on June 15, 2017, the date of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Minister responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying, Francine Charbonneau, announced a total investment of $ 45.8 million over six years for the implementation of the plan, which has a total of 52 measures.

Read more: On June 15, 2017, the Chair was present at the launch of the Governmental Action Plan to Counter... →

The National Assembly has formally adopted Bill 115, which aims to : « combat maltreatment of seniors and other persons of full age in vulnerable situations ». Since the introduction of the bill in the fall of 2016, special consultations and public hearings have taken place.

Read more: On May 30, 2017, Bill 115 was passed by the National Assembly. (July 24, 2017) →

A first scientific article entitled A systematic review on community-based interventions for elder abuse and neglect, co-authored by researchers Gwendolyn Fearinf, Christine L. Sheppard, Lynn McDonald, Marie Beaulieu and Sander L. Hitzig, was published in The Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. The purpose of this research was to analyse the data available in scientific literature with respect to the effectiveness of community-based interventions for mistreated older adults.

Read more: The Chair publishes three new articles. (July 24, 2017) →

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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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