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.
At a recent training session on the You Can Make a Difference program held in Inuvik recently, service providers from the community were engaged in learning and sharing about how they can make a difference in the lives of older adults in their community and throughout the region. In attendance were Victims Services staff, Warming Centre Executive Director, Women’s Shelter and others to talk about abuse of older adults.
The NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults was represented by the NWT Seniors’ Society. Follow up resources will be posted here as they become available.
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
Registrants are provided with access instructions via email.
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The NWT Network and the NWT Seniors’ Society Board of Directors is excited to announce our Five Year Strategy for the Northwest Territories was approved by the NWT Network in November 2015.
The report is the product of the NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults, a collection of 73 individuals and agency members from government, NGO, First Nations and community organizations across the territory.
“Our strategy recognizes that abuse of older adults requires sustained attention by all community members and solid commitment and priority from governments to work in partnership to prevent and respond to the abuse of older adults.”
– Leon Peterson, President, NWT Seniors’ Society
The four strategic priorities: Public Engagement, Community Responses, Education and Training, and Policy and Legislation outline 20 specific actions aimed at achieving the Network’s vision of all older adults living in safe, caring communities where there is zero tolerance of abuse (see the Strategic Priorities & Action Items for a summarized list of the recommended priorities and actions).
Also, check out the Northern Journal’s coverage of the Strategy’s release here!