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) →

The 7th working session of the open-ended working group took place at the United Nations World Organization (UNWO) in New York from December 12 to 15, 2016. This working group specifically looks at an international convention on older adults’ rights.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu participated in a working session with the United Nations World Organization in... →

The Nicolas-and-Suzanne-Zay Funds present each year two scholarships of $2500 to master and postdoctoral social work students of Laval University.This scholarship aims at promoting research and intervention in social gerontology.

Read more: A Chair’s student received an Excellence Scholarship for graduate and postdoctoral studies from... →

At the end of December 2015, the Chair received a three-year grant of $300 000 grant as part of the Quebec Age-Friendly Program (QADA) to launch the DAMIA project (Help seeking in a context of older adult bullying and mistreatment). This project is carried out with the community-based organization DIRA-Estrie.

Read more: Summary of the first year of activities of the DAMIA project. (January 15, 2017) →

On November 14, Marie Beaulieu was appointed member of the Training and Research Commission of the Quebec National Police School (ENPQ) by the Minister of Public Safety. This Commission comprises 15 members who are specifically mandated to:

Read more: Marie was appointed member of the Training and Research Commission of the Quebec National Police... →

The annual meeting of the Chair’s Advisory Committee took place on December 2nd. Note that the mandate of the Advisory Committee is to assess the achievements and financial statements of the Chair at the end of each fiscal year (October 31) to ensure that they meet the Chair’s mandate given by the Ministry of Family when implemented in 2010 in the framework of the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse.

Read more: The Chair presented its annual activity report and its financial report for year 6 to its Advisory... →

For many organizations, the fall season is the perfect moment to organize various knowledge transfer activities. The Chair has been regularly consulted because of its expertise. In the month of November, various members made presentations as part of major activities at the international, national and regional levels. Here is a brief overview:

Read more: The Chair attended major knowledge transfer activities at the regional, national and international... →

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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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