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The Chair was present at the Troisième forum des partenaires (Third Forum of Partners) of the Plan d’action gouvernemental pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées 2010-2015 (Governmental Action Plan to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults 2010-2015)

Themes: Conference

For the third year the Forum des partenaires under the theme “Comment faire ensemble” (How to Do Together) was held in Laval on October 11 and the Chair participated to it.

The Dr. Réjean Hébert, Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister Responsible of Seniors opened the meeting. Marie Beaulieu, Chair holder of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults and Denis Bourque, Chairholder of the Chaire de recherche du Canada en organisation communautaire (Research Chair of Canada in Community Organisation) at the University of Québec in Outaouais addressed the highlights of 30 years of countering mistreatment towards older adults in Québec.

Catherine Ferembach, assistant deputy minister presented the review for the third year of implementation of the Plan d’action gouvernemental pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées 2010-2015(Governmental Action Plan to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults 2010-2015). Then Paul Martel and Robert Simard, regional coordinators of the file on mistreatment towards older adults in the regions of Estrie and the Capitale-Nationale presented the Guide de référence pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées (Reference Guide to Conter Mistreatment of Older Adults). A brief presentation of the approach of Municipalité amie des aînés (Age Friendly Communities) (MADA) and the measures aiming to counter mistreatment and ageism taken from the action plan MADA  were done. Then Martine Lagacé, Associate Professor of the communication department of the University of Ottawa and Catherine Geoffroy, president of the Association québécoise de gérontologie (Québec Association of Gerontology) presented the theme : Comment faire ensemble? Pour combattre l’âgisme (How to Do Together? To Counter Ageism). Finally, the activity concluded with a workshop on ageism and mistreatment.