UPCOMING AGM &
CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS
The CNPEA is looking to fill up to 4 positions on its pan-Canadian Board. We are looking for candidates who are committed to supporting the prevention of elder abuse in Canada and eager to provide leadership to this growing network of elder abuse professionals. Details available on our site.
Save the date:
Wednesday September 23, 2015
AGM and webinar hosted by Phil Cass
Phil Cass has been the CEO of 4 different health care organizations. Phil has extensive experience transforming and leading boards in participatory organizing. In this webinar, he will share examples of the process and practicality of launching and sustaining engaged boards.
FRESH OFF THE BLOG
Join us in welcoming our new guest bloggers!
- Lonely Older Men & Financial Elder Abuse Prevention: Are We Missing the Target?
by Heather Campbell
"Several strategies aim to prevent and alleviate loneliness among older adults, thereby potentially lowering one’s risk for abuse. However, many interventions have limited or unproven effectiveness. This is particularly the case regarding lonely older men." Read more
- Is It Abuse? Using a Person-Centred Approach to Understand the Needs of People With Dementia Living in Long Term Care Homes.
by Mary Schulz
"Imagine this: You are an 87 year-old widowed woman living in a nursing home. You have a form of dementia. Imagine that you believe you are 23 years old, living with your husband and 10 month-old baby." Read more
- New feature: Tell us what you like with our new rating system, located at the bottom of each article.
We are glad to report that a growing number of members are adding their voices and ideas to the hub. In the next few weeks, look out for new exciting and compelling material by:
Do you have something to share? Let's chat! Email us
- Danie Gagnon (New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes),
- Heather Campbell (Master of Laws candidate),
- Margaret McPherson (It's Not Right - Neighbours Friends and Families),
- Mary Schulz (Alzheimer Society of Canada) and
- Fabien Pernet (Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services).
Knowledge is Power - Discover the National Elder Abuse Knowledge-Sharing Hub
September 15, 2015
Webinar hosted by the British Columbia Association of Community Response Networks (10:30am PST)
Register by email here
September 16, 2015
Webinar hosted by Elder Abuse Ontario (1pm EDT)
Registrations to open soon - elderabuseontario.com
Join the movement in shaping the future of Elder Abuse Prevention.
Krista James, Coordinator of the Knowledge Sharing Project will introduce the CNPEA’s new online knowledge-sharing hub. Our interactive platform, built by and for elder abuse professionals, will help you connect with your peers across Canada, promote your work, and engage in live discussions with a wide variety of professionals. Learn about all its features.
Do you want to host a similar webinar for members of your networks? Contact us.
Promising Practices Across Canada for Housing Women who are Older and Fleeing Abuse
September 24, 2015
Janice Abbott (Atira Women's Resource Society) and Margaret Peters (Social Development and Education Worker for the Yale First Nations) will be talking about the new tool Promising Practices Across Canada for Housing Women who are Older and Fleeing Abuse.
This document was created by women from a pan Canadian network of women- and elder-serving organizations. It explores women’s lives across race, class, gender, sexual orientation and ability. Women who are older and fleeing abuse are from all walks of life and this document offers programs accessible to them.
Registrations are now open
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