2022 Virtual Provincial Conference

Our Collective Voices – Rights Don’t Get Old

March 29th, 2022

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

EAPO’s conference focused on raising awareness and uniting stakeholders to strengthen our messages on the prevention of elder abuse, combating ageism and promoting the rights of older persons, through taking collective action to create change attitudes and behaviours towards aging.

The conference program and speakers was framed on building on the momentum of current global, national and provincial campaigns/initiatives that engage individuals, communities and government to become part of the solution and the active role they can play. The program included the following experts in the field of aging, who spoke on key issues related to the rights of older persons, ageism and abuse prevention.

Ashton Applewhite, Author, Anti-ageism Activist, and Journalist, Opening Keynote Speaker “Let’s end Ageism – and Elder Abuse” Laura Tamblyn Watts, President & CEO Facilitated Fireside Chat with Ashton Applewhite Marie Beaulieu, Ph. D., MSRC/FRSC, Co-Director, WHO Collaborative Centre, Age Friendly Communities/Elder Abuse Chairholder, Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults Elder abuse as a Global Priority: Looking at Some WHO and UN Contemporary Activities Margaret Gillis, President, International Longevity Centre Canada Human Rights Denied: The Need for a United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Older Persons in the 2020’s Dr. Kiran Rabheru, CCFP, FCFP, DABP Full Professor of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa and Geriatric Psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital Canadians Against Ageism Margaret MacPherson Research Associate, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Western University and Benedicte Schoepflin Executive Director, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Future Us: A Road Map to the Prevention of Elder Abuse Pan-Canadian Engagement Strategy