Last Year's Event

Rights Don't Get Old

The basic human rights of older Canadians are challenged and undervalued every day in our society. This was especially evident throughout the COVID-19 pandemic over the previous years. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that an estimated 1 in 6 seniors are victims of elder abuse globally.

We, as a country, cannot allow this to continue.

This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), CanAge, EAPO, CNPEA and BC CRN partnered together to initiate a national conversation surrounding the prevention of elder abuse. This National WEAAD event brought together a panel of experts, political figures, advocates and concerned people like you, to engage in an inspiring discussion about how we, as a country, can end elder abuse and protect the rights of older people.

In case you missed it, you can catch the recorded session below. Remember, the fight against elder abuse is a year-round effort. Together, let’s continue to empower our seniors, protect their rights, and create a world free from elder abuse.

Minister's Messages & Advocacy

Explore our collection of videos and proclamations from ministers and advocates across Canada, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Listen to these esteemed ministers and advocates discuss the importance of raising awareness about elder abuse and challenging ageism.

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