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e-Newsletter February, 2023

Welcome to EAPO's e-Newsletter!

In February, EAPO recognized and brought awareness to Black History Month in Canada to honour the legacy of achievements, history and culture of Black Canadians. Elder abuse can be experienced by anyone, anywhere, yet the prevalence disproportionately affects older Black Canadians. EAPO is working towards raising awareness, particularly as Black older adults are at-risk or more likely to be victims of elder abuse than any other racial group.

Please take the time to review posts and past webinars EAPO has hosted in collaboration with community partners to recognize this important month. EAPO's Blogs: Black History Month and Black History Month in Canada, a month that honours the legacy of achievements, history and culture of Black Canadians and Webinar: Combler l’écart : promouvoir la santé et la dignité des personnes âgées noires.

EAPO successfully hosted the first session of our Virtual Conference Series -"Risk Assessment of Older Adults: Practical Tools for Early Detection and Intervention of Elder Abuse" on January 30, 2023 with over 520 participants enjoying a new platform, complete with interactive features for networking and concurrent sessions where they met, regional, national and international Keynote Speakers. The conference proceedings are being posted to EAPO's expanding website!

We invite you to register for the 2nd event in our series on March 22nd, which will focus on "Elder Abuse Interventions: Reducing Harm & Building Connections", featuring experts from provincial and local organizations who will be sharing best practices and showcasing new resources for older adults and service providers in responding to and preventing abuse. Register Early!

To learn more about elder abuse, we invite you to attend our many educational webinars, offered in English and/or French to hear about the new resources, programs and supports. and articles posted each month in our newsletter. 

We hope you will enjoy reading this month’s issue that includes articles and links to blogs, videos, funding grants, and more. Watch for our upcoming issue in March as we focus on Fraud Awareness Month!

EAPO is excited to host its next Virtual Conference in our Series, focused on "Elder Abuse Interventions: Reducing Harm & Building Connections" on March 22nd, 2023

Join leading Provincial and Regional Experts who will share their expertise and knowledge on best practice intervention models thorugh interactive panel discussions and demonstrations of new resources and on-tools for older adults and service providers to support victims and prevent abuse.

While the series is without cost to participants, we encourage everyone to REGISTER EARLY to secure a spot.

Free Registration

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Join EAPO and Sheatre on March 7 for our webinar to learn about elder abuse Podcasts on elder abuse: "Wrinkles - Listening, Learning and Preventing Elder Abuse". NewNE

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Rejoignez-nous le 6 mar pour notre séminaire: "Méthode Montessori adaptée pour les personnes avec des troubles cognitifs Des moyens puissants et innovateurs pour changer des vies".

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Rejoignez-nous le 9 Mars pour notre séminaire en ligne gratuit: "Les nouveaux crédits d’impôt sur le revenu des particuliers de l’Ontario".

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Register now for webinar on "Supporting Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses" hosted on May 16 by EAPO, CNPEA and CCEL.

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View EAPO's Archived Webinars

Power of Attorney for Personal Care: Pathways to Safeguard your Wishes and Prevent Abuse (Jan. 19, 2023).

Over 600 participants

View the Recording here

Download Presentation here

Ageing in the Right Place: Actions to promote healthy ageing in communities in Ontario (Jan. 24, 2023).

Over 200 participants

View the Recording here

Download Presentation here

Ontario’s New Personal Income Tax Credits

(Feb. 27, 2023)

Over 150 participants

This session was not recorded !

Download Factsheets here

Mapping the contours of ageism in the Canadian public discourse and countering its impact on older adults (Jan. 27, 2023).

Over 200 participants

View the Recording here

Download Presentation here

NEW Video: It's TIME to TALK about ELDER ABUSE

Recognize the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse (Part 1)

EAPO Part 1 Recognize the warning signs

Elder abuse can take many forms, making it difficult to detect. Common signs of elder abuse include physical injuries, negative behavioral changes, or unexplained financial and legal transactions. By learning about all the warning signs of elder abuse, families can be better prepared to keep their loved ones safe and secure.

Learn more please watch EAPO's NEW video here

NOUVELLE vidéo: Il est temps de parler de la maltraitance des personnes âgées

Reconnaître les signes avant coureurs (Partie 1)

La maltraitance des personnes âgées peut prendre de nombreuses formes, ce qui la rend souvent difficile à repérer. Les signes courants de maltraitance des personnes âgées comprennent les blessures physiques, les changements de comportement négatifs ou les transactions inexpliquées. En apprenant tous les signes avant-coureurs de la maltraitance des personnes âgées, les familles peuvent être mieux préparées à assurer la sécurité de leurs proches.

Apprenez-en plus et regardez la NOUVELLE vidéo de l'PMAO ici

Read EAPO's Blogs

Keep informed through EAPO's weekly posts here

Take EAPO's NEW Quiz

February 22nd, 2023 was #PinkShirtDay and Anti-Bullying Day!

Test your knowledge: What do you know about Bullying and Older Adults?

Take EAPO's Quiz and learn more about Bullying and Older Adults!

Check our Anti-Bullying Toolkit - New French Version

English : Solutions: Everybody’s Business Senior to Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit

French : Solutions : L’affaire de tout le monde Boîte à outils contre l’intimidation des aînés par leurs pairs

Take Quiz Now

NEW 2023-24 Seniors Community Grant Program

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility launched the 2023-24 Seniors Community Grant Program to support local not-for-profit community groups and organizations to deliver programs and learning opportunities that:

  • Encourage social inclusion for older adults (aged 55+);
  • Prevent or increase older adults’ awareness of elder abuse and fraud;
  • Increase volunteerism; and,
  • Promote employment and entrepreneurship among older adults.

Deadline: 5:00 PM on March 6, 2023. Learn more here

WHO survey on the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism

You are invited to complete WHO survey on the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism which will contribute to the advancement of a world for all ages, without ageism, by clicking on this link: Ageism Survey.

The survey should only take about 10 minutes!

Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery’s Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

You are invited to help modernize and strengthen Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act (CPA/ the Act), 2002. The CPA governs most personal and household transactions by consumers, including buying furniture in a store, shopping for clothes online, buying goods sold door-to-door, and renovating homes.

To learn more: visit the Ontario Regulatory Registry to read the consultation paper and provide your feedback by March 17, 2023.

NEW Research Brief

Intervention in Elder Mistreatment

There are a range of remedies available to respond to elder mistreatment.

See NCEA's NEW Intervention in Elder Mistreatment Research Brief:

Read the Brief here

Support Rainbow Seniors!

3 Things for Service Providers to Know

This infographic shares three concrete actions that service providers can take to support Rainbow Seniors who are part of the 2SLGBTQI+community.

Learn More here

Accessibility compliance reporting year

It’s an accessibility compliance reporting year

This year, all public sector organizations and businesses and non-profits with 20 or more employees are legally required to report on their compliance with the AODA. Learn about accessibility reporting and get a head start by visiting

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is intended to reduce and remove barriers for people with disabilities so that Ontario can become more accessible and inclusive for everyone. Collaboration among businesses, organizations, communities and all levels of government is key to reaching this goal.

Age Friendly News

Upcoming Webinars/Conferences

Mar. 2: Resilience, Retention & Recruitment: The three Rs keeping you up at night (OACAO)

Mar. 6: Introduction to Sensory Loss (DeafBlind Ontario)

Mar. 7: Keela and Imagine Canada: Where Did Everyone Go? Volunteerism and Civic Engagement in the Nonprofit Sector

Mar. 21: United Way British Columbia and Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO): Aging Lives Uprooted: Welcoming and Supporting Older Refugees to Canadian Communities

Mar. 20-21: 2023 Rotman Research Institute Conference: Aging & Brain Health: The Vascular System and the Aging Brain (Baycrest)

Mar. 22: EAPO Annual Virtual Conference Series 2023: 

"Elder Abuse Interventions: Reducing Harm & Building Connections"

March 28: The HOPE conference series - LEAD (virtual)

June 27-30, Bangkok: 16th Global Conference on Ageing: Challenge – Transformation – Change (The International Federation on Ageing)

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