Project Timeline: Released March 24th, 2022
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario is proud to be a partner with the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in the development and Launch of Future Us: A Roadmap to Elder Abuse Prevention.
Future Us is a pan-Canadian engagement strategy that has been developed for people of all ages. The roadmap is for citizens, advocates, professionals and leaders in communities and governments to help us work from different parts of society on a shared project to prevent violence and abuse of older people in their homes and communities. Our future is up to us.
This Strategy examines where we are now and where we need to go. It provides clear goals and recommendations at the individual, community and government levels to help us build an integrated approach for elder abuse prevention in communities across Canada.
There are committed citizens across the country who are working to create safer, more supportive communities for people of all ages. Future Us is a tool to harness and mobilize that collective energy for change, tapping into existing networks to engage local elected politicians and the broader public to achieve common goals.
This roadmap outlines clear roles and actions to help us work collectively toward safer communities. We hope that Future Us will be useful to guide you in your efforts.
This project is supported by the Department of Justice Victims’ Fund.
CNPEA gathered a team of partners that includes the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC), Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO), the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), CanAge, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL), Egale Canada, and the International Longevity Centre Canada (ILC Canada).
Consultations were conducted across the country with leaders from provincial/territorial elder abuse prevention networks, advocates, professionals, and government staff to inform this work. The result is Future Us.
Please note: The website and PDF are available in English today. The French version, Future Nous, will be available next week at futureus.cnpea.ca. Simply use the ENG/FR toggle button at in the top right corner of the page.