With the goal of continuing the government effort in countering mistreatment towards older adults, the government of Québec grants financial support of 1 million dollars to the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults of the University of Sherbrooke. This represents an amount of $200 000 per year, over a period of five years.
This what was announced today by the Minister responsible of older adults and countering intimidation, Mrs. Francine Charbonneau.
This financial support comes from the commitment of the government of Québec in the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults 2017-2022 to support the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults.
“Since its creation, the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults contributed in an important way to enhancing public knowledge about the phenomenon of mistreatment. Its different researches also allowed to propose guidelines for intervention which guide government action aiming to counter mistreatment. I want to thank once more the Chairholder, Mrs. Marie Beaulieu, as well as her team for the excellent work made since 2010.” (Free translation)
Francine Charbonneau, Minister responsible of Older adults and countering intimidation
” The Research Chair on mistreatment of the University of Sherbrooke shows nice dynamism and its reputation keeps increasing nationally and internationally. I am happy of this financial support which will allow it to continue its research and distribution of knowledge activities, to benefit our society.” (Free translation)
Luc Fortin, representative of Sherbrooke, Minister of Family, Minister responsible of the region of Estrie
- The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults was created on November 1st of 2010. It is funded by the Secrétariat aux aînés du ministère de la Famille. The Chairholder is Mrs. Marie Beaulieu, researcher.
- Launched on June 15, the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults 2017-2022 was created by 13 ministries and governmental organisation, under the coordination of the Ministry of the Family.
- The four main orientations of this action plan are:
- preventing mistreatment and promoting wellness care;
- favoring early identification and appropriate intervention;
- favoring and facilitating the disclosure of mistreatment situations, notably material and financial mistreatment situations;
- developing knowledge and improving knowledge transfer.