Addressing Elder Abuse

Leadership, resilience and capacity building among older immigrants

Being a Part of the Change

Even if you were not available to attend our symposium on Friday January 30th, 2015 from 9am-4:30pm at Ryerson University, you can still learn more about the conference below and take a look at .  

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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.