The abuse of older
people in immigrant communities is identified as an important social concern
that affects their quality of life and their full contribution to society. The
researchers have identified that there are gaps in literature around elder
abuse in immigrant communities. The current research project is funded by the Social
Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and focuses on the roles of
resilience, leadership and capacity building in mitigating the abuse of older
immigrants. Through various methods of engagement with the community, we hope
to gather tools and the best practices that they engage in on this issue.
Subsequently, we hope to fill existing knowledge gaps and disseminate the
findings to key stakeholders and media venues in the hopes of more effectively
addressing this ongoing social problem.
This project is funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)