Implementing the Seniors’ Anti-Bullying Toolkit in Seniors’ Residences

January 18, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Using the results from the Seniors Bullying in Ontario Survey, formal feedback from stakeholders, and existing best practices, a Seniors’ Anti-bullying Toolkit was created.

This toolkit is modular, and includes strategies and activities to prevent and address bullying behaviours and create a positive environment. Currently, this Toolkit is being  implemented in seniors’ residences. Together with the residents and staff at these sites, many lessons are being learned.

This webinar will present on the strategies being implemented from the Seniors’ Anti-bullying Toolkit , and will discuss how they are being modified and built upon to reduce bullying behaviours.


Webinar provided with an ASL Interpreter


kirsten madsen
Kirsten Madsen

Professor, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Sheridan College

Kirsten Madsen has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Sheffield. Her graduate research was carried out with the Sheffield anti-bullying project.  After returning to Canada Dr. Madsen worked with the Earlscourt Girls Connection, and later Community Health  Systems Resource Group and Population Health Sciences at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

She has been a faculty member at Sheridan since 2003 engaged in teaching, curriculum development, and applied research. Her research focus is in the area of aggression, bullying, gender differences, implementation science, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Currently she is the Principal Investigator on The Seniors Anti-Bullying Project.

Dorothy Rodrigues
Dorothy Rodrigues, RSW

Community Development Practitioner, Project Facilitator of Seniors' Anti-bullying Project

Dorothy Rodrigues is a Registered Social Service Worker and Community Development Practitioner. She is currently a facilitator with the Seniors’ Anti-bullying Project. Dorothy’s research interests include older adults, and community building. With her strong background in the arts, she weaves art projects into many of the older adult community building activities. She has co-published with the Facilitators and Barriers to Mentoring Newcomers to Canada Project. A project aimed at understanding how newcomers to Canada can be assisted by older more experienced Canadians in the workforce.

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