In accordance with its mandate, the Chair’s work is organized along four (4) orientations: research, outreach, training, and knowledge transfer. Here is a brief overview of the principal achievements in each orientation in 2018 – 2019.
ORIENTATION 1: RESEARCH
To lead research on the mistreatment of older adults and two (2) related issues: intimidation and wellness care.
- 6 on-going constituent projects
- 11 student projects
- 14 funded projects, including:
- 3 new projects
- 2 on-going projects
- 7 knowledge transfer projects
- 1 collaborative project
- 1 project as an international expert
- 30 on-going and 4 completed scientific commitments in year 9
- The Chair is directly or indirectly involved in 19 of the 52 measures contained in the Government action plan to counter the mistreatment of older persons (2017-2022)
ORIENTATION 2: OUTREACH
To disseminate (orally and in writing) knowledge acquired from Quebec, Canadian and international scientific communities
- 50 publications, including:
- 16 scientific articles, 10 book chapters, 1 book, 4 research reports, 11 magazine articles (refereed), 2 master’s theses, and 6 training manuals or invention practice guides.
- 21 scientific presentations, 3 by invitation
ORIENTATION 3: TRAINING
To transmit to students and practitioners, by academic means or training, the knowledge acquired from research projects.
- Contribution to the training of 7 master’s and 8 doctoral candidates
- Contribution to the training of 9 student or professional employees
- 5 training hours given to 270 undergraduate students
- 35 hours of adult education offered, reaching 825 participants
ORIENTATION 4: KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
To transfer acquired knowledge to governments, public policy planners, practitioners, seniors’ associations, and the public at large.
- 21 conferences held, reaching 996 participants and totalling 10 hours of knowledge transfer
- On-going dissemination of tools and practice guides developed by the Chair and its partners
- 48 media appearances
- Continual updating
- Development of a new visual identity to be launched in Year 10
ORIENTATION 5: OTHER PERTINENT ACTIVITIES LINKED TO ITS MANDATE
- Hosted the minister responsible for Older adults and Caregivers
- Hosted an official mission from the French government
- Collaborations with over 200 partners from academia, government and private practice, scientists, and the international scene.
- Three awards: INPEA, the Integrated University and Health and Social Services Network of the Eastern Townships region, and the Canadian Association on Gerontology.
- International involvement with the WHO and the United Nations