The NWT Seniors’ Society hosts workshops to spread awareness and knowledge around the risk of abuse for elders. Please feel free to contact the NWT Seniors’ Society for more information, to book a workshop, or to contribute to the conversation.
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.
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.
All information developed by Charmaine Spencer, Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University
Collaboration between the CNPEA and CHNET-Works!, the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults and the Police of Montréal.
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Wednesday January 20, 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:
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
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