(Alphabetical Order)


National Seniors Council Report on Social Isolation of Seniors 2014
National Seniors Council, November 24, 2014
The report is based on what was heard during consultations and includes advice on the role that the Government of Canada could play to help address the social isolation of seniors in Canada.


 Strengthening Older People’s Rights: Towards a UN Convention 2010

This publication was produced to strengthen understanding and awareness of the need for a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons. It aims to provide the arguments and tools for engaging stakeholders across the globe in debate about older people’s rights and the role of a convention.


Gender Based Violence 

Elder Abuse in Canada – A Gender Based Analysis Summary
Division of Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2013

Agenda 2030 provided an opportunity to correct the oversight of older women in the previous goals. The SDG (#5) on gender equality addresses violence against women and girls but it cannot stop measurement at age 49! Elder abuse, including violence, neglect, or financial exploitation from a partner, a caregiver or any person must be recognized as a human rights issue and one that covers women of all ages in addition to girls. This session presented available data on the issue of abuse and violence against older women.  Recommendations for program improvements, data collection and further research were offered.




Ethno-Cultural Communities



farfo white paperWhite Paper on Ontario’s Aging Francophone Population  (Toronto, Oct. 2019)

Increase the availability of relevant and up-to-date data; reduce the vulnerability of Francophone seniors in Ontario; increase the offer of long-term care services in French; adopt an integrated approach to aging; exert pressure at the municipal level. These five recommendations are at the heart of the White Paper on Ontario’s Aging Francophone Population, which was unveiled on the eve of the International Day of Older Persons by the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) and its partner, the Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l’Ontario (FARFO).


SAGE Global Report 2018: Public Attitudes Toward Aging Sexual and Gender Minorities Around the World (NYC, July 2018).

This survey produces critically important data to understand the social attitudes that reinforce this discrimination and isolation, an invaluable first step toward breaking the invisibility and focusing attention on the needs of these highly vulnerable elders.  This survey data provides a veritable breadth of quantifiable evidence of public attitudes. Many respondents live in environments that are hostile to sexual orientation (SO) or gender identity (GI) minorities.1 SAGE’s participation in this year’s survey brings a generational lens to the data for the first time.  Read Report



Elder and Guardianship Mediation A Report
Canadian Centre for Elder Law, January 2012

The Report is the culmination of three years of research and consultation on the complex and overlapping areas of elder mediation and guardianship mediation. The report provides expert guidance in support of changes that need to be made in the province of BC when the existing adult guardianship mediation provisions are proclaimed.

Law Commission of Ontario, April 2012

The Framework emphasizes that dignity and worth, independence and autonomy, participation and inclusion, security, diversity and individuality and the reciprocal rights and obligations that accompany membership in the broader community should define all our lives, including those of older adults

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Financial Literacy

National Strategy For Financial Literacy
Phase 1: Strengthening Seniors’ Financial Literacy
National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy, Government of Canada, October, 2014

The mission for the Seniors’ Financial Literacy Strategy: To strengthen the financial literacy of current and future seniors by increasing their knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.

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AGING WITH CONFIDENCE: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors
Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, which outlines our government’s ongoing plan to help Ontario seniors remain independent, healthy and socially connected at all stages of their lives.  The new investment of $6.7 million over 3 years will support efforts to educate, train and better support abused older adults.  Read full Plan

An Evidence Informed National Seniors Strategy for Canada

Section 1: Independent, Productive and Engaged Citizens, reports on: Addressing Ageism, Elder Abuse, and Social Isolation which provides and overview of two specific consequences often linked to ageism: elder abuse and social isolation.


Political Declaration and Madrid International Plan of Action and Ageing
World Assembly on Ageing, 2002
The first United Nations World Assembly on Ageing was held in 1982. The United Nations Principles for Older Persons, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1991,[11] were intended to provide guidelines regarding the entitlements of older persons. Signatory states were encouraged to incorporate those guidelines into national programmes, including legislation.

 The Toronto Declaration on the Global Prevention of Elder Abuse
 World Health Organization, November, 2002

 Missing Voices: Views of Older Persons on Elder Abuse
 World Health Organization March 2002
A study from eight countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, India, Kenya, Lebanon and Sweden. This report    presents the design and   findings of the study, and the conclusions of a meeting aimed at identifying the indications  for policy, research and action emerging from     these study findings. Reports from each country prepared by the    national teams were reviewed and analysed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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