Category Archives: Welcome

Gwich’in Translation Revitalization project: GWIK’IT GÒON’LIH KWÀH!

The Gwich’in Translation Revitalization project is taking the “It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends & Families” program (GWIK’IT GÒON’LIH KWÀH in Gwich’in) developed by the University of Western Ontario with input from key stakeholders and older adults in the NWT to a new level.  A group of 10 Gwich’in women from Fort McPherson, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic, and Inuvik, met in Inuvik late November to complete training to deliver the materials in Gwich’in to their home communities.

Read the report here.


Working together on the project: Gwich’in elders on November 21, 2015 at Gwich’in Tribal Council offices in Inuvik

Two elders from each community will work together to be teachers and leaders in how to support people who may be older adults who are experiencing abuse. Sarah Jerome, a Gwich’in elder is the Team Leader for this project. Ann Firth-Jones, President, NWT Seniors’ Society started working on this project earlier this year.

This project was funded by New Horizons for Seniors – Community Engagement Program and supported by the Gwich’in Tribal Council, Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre, NWT Seniors’ Society and the community of Inuvik.  There will be more news on this in the coming months.

Mistreatment of Older Adults: Mandatory Reporting Information

The BC Association of Community Response Networks recently held an informative provincial learning event about the challenges and benefits of mandatory reporting legislation to report the mistreatment of older adults.

1. Mandatory Reporting of Mistreatment of Adults: Effective Panacea or Feel Good Placebo? Presentation
2. Debates For and Against Mandatory Reporting: Summary
3. Questions to Reflect on when Considering Mandatory Reporting: Info Sheet

All information developed by Charmaine Spencer, Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University



Police Intervention to Counter Elder Abuse: Developing and Implementing a Practice Model

Police Intervention to Counter Elder Abuse: Developing and Implementing a Practice Model Webinar & Information

Collaboration between the CNPEA and CHNET-Works!, the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults and the Police of Montréal.


In English
En français

Wednesday January 20, 2016
1pm-2pm EST


  • This 3-year project aims at developing a police practice model to counter elder abuse.
  • Police officers are called to intervene in different situations of abuse, at home or in nursing homes. The detection, the assessment of risk factors and elder abuse are not done in a systematic manner. Although they already identify situations of abuse, the majority of first responders (police and firefighters) have no standardized approach to detect situations of vulnerable seniors.
  • Marie Beaulieu et Michelle Côté will introduce the  project IPAM – Police Intervention to Counter Elder Abuse: Developing and Implementing a Practice Model, the results of the pilot project, as well as the next steps until completion in June 2016.

The presentation will be in French.
PowerPoint slides and the Q&A session will be available in English and French.

Who should attend 
Individuals and organizations across Canada involved in the protection and wellbeing of elders and in the prevention of elder abuse:

  • law enforcement,
  • victim assistance services,
  • social services,
  • health care services,
  • senior serving organizations


How to register:
1. Create a login account if you don’t have one
2. Login and click on “L’intervention policière en matière de lutte contre la maltraitance au Québec / IPAM – Police Intervention to Counter Elder Abuse: Developing and Implementing a Practice Model”
3. Click: register ; Click to confirm

Registrants are provided with access instructions via email.

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