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Webinar – Enhancement of Canadian Data on the Abuse of Older Persons: An Exploratory Study

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Enhancement of Canadian Data on the Abuse of Older Persons: An Exploratory Study

Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

Join the Policy Centre for Victim Issues (PCVI) and Research and Statistics Division (RSD) at Justice Canada for a webinar featuring Professor Marie Beaulieu and Kevin St-Martin from the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults.

This webinar will present the main findings of the Enhancement of Canadian Data on the Abuse of Older Persons exploratory study conducted by subject matter expert Professor Marie Beaulieu and other members of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults. This study was conducted to explore the possibility of filling national data gaps on abuse against older persons in Canada. It is part of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada’s mandate commitment to improve data collection on this important issue. In this webinar, five points will be addressed:

  1. Background to the study
  2. Methodological approach
  3. Conceptual challenges associated with abuse
    • Term choice and usage
    • Definition and terminology
  4. Data quality issues related to maltreatment
    • Methods of data collection and recording
    • Inclusion of specific segments of the population
    • Consideration of settings where maltreatment may occur
    • Existing reporting mechanisms and the levers and obstacles to their use
  5. Suggestions for a pragmatic Canadian approach to enhance data collection.




Pre-registration is required. Please complete this form and email it to to register.

Participation (virtual participation only):

A reminder email will be sent to registrants the day before the webinar. This email will include a link to access the webinar and any materials shared. Please make sure to mark as a safe contact to avoid the email being sent to your spam.

Participants will have an opportunity to send in questions during the webinar; however, there will be no live chat function.


ASL, LSQ, Official Languages Interpretation, and closed captioning will be made available.  

Note: This webinar will be a live broadcast and may not be accessible afterward.


Need more information?

 Questions about the webinar may be directed to PCVI at