CNPEA launched the toolkit Seniors Leading Change to support the development of a stronger elder abuse prevention network infrastructure across Canada.

This toolkit is part of CNPEA’s Future Us initiative, a national strategy on elder abuse prevention that sets out 3 goals to guide actions across the country:

  1. Prioritize elder abuse in every community.
  2. Establish and support elder abuse prevention networks at local, regional and national levels.
  3. Teach everyone to recognize warning signs of abuse and neglect, how to respond safely and effectively and where to refer in the community to find help.

Seniors Leading Change was designed specifically to support progress toward Goal #2 and help develop a stronger elder abuse prevention network infrastructure across Canada. It is an easy to use, step-by-step guide to help people take action and contribute to elder abuse prevention in their community in an effective and intentional way.

The toolkit is organized into 3 main sections:

1. Reflection: Orienting Ourselves to Prevention
2. Action: Starting a Local or Regional Network
3. Growth: Advocacy and Strategies
Each section contains specific recommendations, examples, and supporting resources, as well as summary infographics.

Learn how you can take action and support elder abuse prevention in your community!

Presenters :

Margaret MacPherson
Research Associate, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children

Sherry Baker
Sherry Baker and Associates, Former  Executive Director of the BC Association of Community Response Networks



Read the toolkit “Seniors Leading Change” to help you in your work of organizing and developing a local elder abuse prevention network, you can find it in both  English and French.
  (also under the Resources Tab) 

Learn about Local Elder Abuse Networks in Ontario

 Learn about the British Columbia Community Response Networks


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