Thanks to funding from the IXe Commission mixte permanente Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles (IXth Permanent Joint Board Québec- Wallonia-Brussels), obtained in the summer of 2016, Marie Beaulieu, Chairholder and Roxane Leboeuf, Chair coordinator, were able to carry out a work mission in Belgium with their collaborators, Respect Seniors, the Walloon Agency to counter the mistreatment of older adults.

Read more: From May 25 to June 2, 2017, the Chair was in Belgium for a week to work with Respect Seniors.... →

In January 2017, the Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat within Employment and Social Development Canada (SPPS-ESDC) offered selected experts the opportunity to compete for the mandate to revise two books regarding the Social Isolation of Seniors Toolkit in order to better respondto the needs of three target populations at risk of social isolation:

Read more: The Chair received a mandate to undertake efforts to counter the social isolation of LGBTQ older... →

The study of the mistreatment of older adults can be done from several perspectives. This is clearly demonstrated by the vast scope and the diversity of the topics covered by the five papers published by the Chair since the beginning of the year 2017. Here is a summary of these publications which consist of a scientific article, three book chapters and a brief:

Read more: The Chair has published five papers over the last four months! (May 24, 2017) →

Marie Beaulieu, the Chairholder, had the opportunity to participate in various symposia throughout the month of March. On March 9, she gave a presentation on L’intersectorialité : incontournable approche pour lutter contre la maltraitance! (Intersectorality: The Indispensible Approach to Counter Mistreatment!). This presentation was delivered during the symposium on social work as part of the Human Sciences Research Day held at the University of Sherbrooke.

Read more: The Chair attended several symposia throughout the month of March! (May 24, 2017) →

Jordan Bédard-Lessard is a master’s student in Social Work at the University of Sherbrooke. Under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, his essay is on the subject of the ABAM-MF project (Volunteering to Counter Material or Financial Mistreatment of Older Adults). Over the last few weeks, he received positive news from two scholarship applications:

Read more: Two students from the Chair have received recognition and scholarships. (May 24, 2017) →

From January 17 to 20, 2017, the Committee on Citizen Relations held special and public consultations on Bill 115: Bill aiming at countering mistreatment of older adults and of any other adult (over 18) in a vulnerable situation. The purpose of these activities was to give key actors, affected by the Bill, the opportunity to discuss with members of the National Assembly including:

Read more: Summary of the work performed by the Committee on Citizen Relations for Bill 115 (March 14, 2017) →

From February 1 to 10, 2017 was held the 55th session of the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations (UN) whose work focused on Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu participated in a second working session at the United Nations in early February.... →

Ann Margaret Soden Ad. E. is a lawyer specializing in the rights of older adults and the practice of participatory justice. She is recognized as an expert in the field across Canada. Ann Soden is also the Executive Director of the National Institute of Law, Policy and Aging, as well as the Elder Law Clinic.

Read more: The Chair collaborates with Ann Soden Ad.E. on work regarding participatory justice. (March 14,... →

Initiated in April 2015, the ABAM-MF project (Volunteer Action with Mistreated Older Adults - Materially or Financially) will complete its second year on April 1, 2017. Thanks to a three-year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC – Insight Program) totaling $259 500. The research team aims to:

Read more: Work for the ABAM-MF project is progressing well. (March 14, 2017) →

Submitted in October 2016, Bill 115 is aiming at countering mistreatment of older adults and to any other adult (over 18) in a vulnerable situation. This Bill is the focus of public consultations before the Committee on Citizen Relations from January 17 to 20. These consultations are broadcast live on the website of the National Assembly of Quebec (In French only).

Read more: The Chair submitted a brief in the framework of public consultations on Bill 115 (January 18, 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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Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
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Sherbrooke (Québec)
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