World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Live Event – June 15th 1pm ET
This WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th at 1pm ET) CanAge, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO), and Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) are teaming up to create a national conversation around elder abuse prevention and what each of us can do to uphold and protect the rights of seniors in your community.
This free, live webinar, entitled ‘Aging with Rights: Ending Elder Abuse in Canada’, is the main event of WEAAD 2021.
It’s a not-to-be-missed interactive national event that brings together a panel of experts, political figures, advocates and concerned people to engage in an inspiring discussion about how we, as a country, can end elder abuse and protect the rights of older people.
The basic human rights of older Canadians are challenged and undercut every day and, tragically, this has never been more true than over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s estimated that 1 in 6 seniors are victims of elder abuse.
We, as a country, cannot allow this to continue.
Throughout the campaign, we’ll be sharing compelling statistics and stories of how elder abuse threatens the lives of older people in our communities, igniting a national conversation and shining a light on the need to create a coordinated pan-Canadian approach to protecting them from being victimized.
The official hashtags of WEAAD in Canada will be #RightsDoNotGetOld and #WEAAD2021.
We have a dedicated website at WEAAD.ca where all campaign highlights are included.
Live, free event: June 15th at 1pm ET. Register here
#COVID-19 has caused a 250% increase in #elderabuse reports via hotline in Ontario. On June 15 at 1pm ET, join the movement to stand for #seniors https://weaad.ca @CanAgeSeniors @EAPreventionON @cnpea #RightsDoNotGetOld #WEAAD2021
8 in 10 seniors report age discrimination in healthcare. We can’t allow #elderabuse to continue unchecked! Join on June 15th at 1pm ET to take a stand https://weaad.ca @CanAgeSeniors @EAPreventionON @cnpea #RightsDoNotGetOld #WEAAD2021