About us

Word of welcome

Welcome to the website of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults. If you are interested in the development of knowledge about the mistreatment of older adults and its transfer to practice settings and to the general public, this site is for you. Are you searching for a review of the state of knowledge on this topic in Quebec, in Canada and throughout the world? This site offers answers.

Since 2010, the Research Chair aims to increase knowledge that leads to a  better understanding of the mistreatment of older persons and the ways to counter it. More specifically, the Chair aims to:

  • To lead research on the mistreatment of older persons and two related issues: intimidation and wellness care. This work is of a theoretical, empirical, practical, as well as an evaluative nature and deals with the concepts and elements that allow for a better understanding of these phenomena. (Orientation 1 – Research)
  • To disseminate (orally and in writing) knowledge acquired from Quebec, Canadian, and international scientific communities. (Orientation 2 – Outreach)
  • To transmit acquired knowledge through academic means  and training developed for practitioners (Orientation 3 – Training)
  • To transfer acquired knowledge to governments, public policy planners, practitioners, seniors’ associations, and to give prompt replies to the questions and concerns raised by the Secrétariat aux aînés (Seniors’ Secretariat) on the subject of mistreatment or other related topics. (Orientation 4 – Knowledge Transfer)

We invite you to consult our website on a regular basis to stay abreast of news concerning the Chair and the issue of the fight against the mistreatment of older adults.