Report of the National Seniors Council on Elder Abuse

List of Participants at Meetings on Elder Abuse

September / October 2007

List of Participants

September 17, 2007 Toronto

  • Debbie Benczkowsci
    Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Joan Hill
    Expert on Elder Abuse (Actor - theatrical vignettes)
  • Teri Kay
    Executive Director, the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
  • Lisa Manuel
    Manager, Seniors & Caregivers Support Services, Family Service Association of Toronto
  • Professor Lynn McDonald
    Director, Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto
  • Thelma McGillivray
    Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens’ Organizations
  • Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks
    Vice-President, International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
  • Deborah Tagornak
    Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
  • Judith Wahl
    Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
  • Christina Wolf
    Detective, Ottawa Police Service Elder Abuse Unit

September 19, 2007 Montréal

  • Évangéline Arsenault
    Réseau québécois pour contrer les abus envers les aînés
  • Dr. Marie Beaulieu
    Full Professor, Research Centre on Aging, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Claire Bernard
    Legal Advisor, La Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
  • Maurice Boucher
    President, Lévis Chapter, Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées (AQDR)
  • Karine Genest
    La Fédération de l’âge d’or du Québec
  • Henri Gervais
    Executive Director, Forum des citoyens aînés de Montréal
  • Georges Lalande
    President, Conseil des aînés du Québec
  • Maxine Lithwick
    Elder Abuse Centre of Quebec; CLSC René-Cassin Institute of Social Gerontology of Quebec
  • Ann Soden
    Ms. Soden is a Montreal lawyer pioneering in the field of elder law in Canada.
  • Lucie Tremblay
    Director, Nursing Care and Clinical Services, Maimonides Geriatric Centre, Montreal
  • Dr. Mark Yaffe
    Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

September 26, 2007 Calgary

  • Louis Adria
    Elder Advocates of Alberta Society
  • Ruth Maria Adria
    Elder Advocates of Alberta Society
  • Carla Amerson
    Alberta Council on Aging
  • Angel Calnuk
    Manitoba Society of Seniors
  • Eva Chan
    Community Development Coordinator, Action Group on Elder Abuse (AGEA)
  • Barb Hood
    Executive Director, NWT Seniors Society
  • Jane Kilpatrick
    Age and Opportunity – Programs and Services for Winnipeg Older Adults, Manitoba
  • Elliot Paus-Jenssen
    Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Saskatoon Council of Aging
  • Lesley Sutton
    Kerby Centre
  • Sharon Thomas
    Northwest Territories Coalition Against Family Violence
  • Brian Trainor
    Police Veteran and Expert on Elder Abuse
  • Robert Wiles
    The Action Group on Elder Abuse, The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network

September 28, 2007 Vancouver

  • Lendina Bambrick
    Kootenai Community Centre Society
  • Robert Blacker
    Senior Support Services
  • Joan Braun
    Executive Director, B.C. Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors
  • Jeff Burton
    B.C. Crime Prevention Association
  • Dr. Gloria Gutman
    Simon Fraser University
  • Gloria Kerwin
    Vice President, Yukon Council on Aging, Seniors Information Centre
  • Alison Leaney
    B.C. Association of Community Response Networks
  • Jean Sickman
    Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of B.C.
  • Charmaine Spencer
    Interim Chair, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

October 3, 2007 Moncton

  • Rina Arseneault
    Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research
  • Annie Boyle
    President, PEI Senior Citizens Federation
  • Hélène Comeau
    RCMP Detachment Meteghan, Nova Scotia
  • Valerie DeLong
    Social Worker, Department of Family and Community Services
  • Nila Ipson
    Vice-President, Group of IX Nova Scotia Seniors Organizations
  • Yvonne Jacobs
    Peer Advocate Program Manager, Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador, Member of the Elder Abuse Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Dave Murnaghan
    RCMP Charlottetown, Secretary Treasurer, PEI Seniors Safety Program
  • Dr. Judy Lynn Richards
    Professor Sociology and Anthropology, University of Prince Edward Island, and Member of the Board of Directors of CNPEA
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