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The Chair attended the Journée des partenaires (Partners’ Day) in Quebec City on April 23, 2015.

About 60 partners took part in the day. In the morning, they were able to attend five conferences. Roxane Leboeuf, coordinator for the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, was the first to make a presentation entitled: L’intimidation envers les personnes aînées : état des connaissances et clarification conceptuelle (Older adult bullying: current knowledge and conceptual clarification).It was followed by the presentation of best practices regarding bullying from four regional organizations: Action-Habitation tackled the aspects related to prevention; L’interface L’interface covered the mediation part; the Quebec City Police Department addressed the legal aspects related to bullying situations; then the Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées (AQDR) from Quebec City (association advocating rights for retirees and pre-retirees) talked about the advocacy of rights through the Coup de pouce aîné program program.In the afternoon, partners were grouped into teams of about eight people in order to exchange views on several aspects of older adult bullying (definition, prevention, intervention, discussing cases, etc.). Then, there was a large-group discussion session and each team presented the main points discussed in sub-groups to the entire audience.

This day was a rich learning experience and the Chair was more than pleased to participate!