Elder Abuse Ontario Presents: From Fragment to Cohesion

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by Chloe Hamilton


Register today for From Fragment to Cohesion: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Sexual & Domestic Violence in Older Adults. 

Join us for an interactive day of knowledge exchange and learn about different international initiatives addressing sexual and domestic violence. Lend your voice and insights into how these ideas might be applied and adapted to Ontario during expert-moderated panel discussion sessions.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Jane Mears
(University of Western Sydney (Australia), School of Social Services

Community Activism: Bringing about change and Transforming Communities of Practice

What’s happening outside our borders? Learn about work being done in Australia to improve services for older adults experiencing abuse and the role community plays in the response.

Dr. Patricia Brownell
(Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service)

Violence and Abuse Against Older Women – An International Perspective

Discussing Human Rights, Policy Development and the fragmentation and failures within sectors to address the intersection of Domestic Violence and abuse of older women.

Janice Abbott (CEO, Atira Women’s Resource Society)

Women & Transitional Housing – Promising Practices

Presentation offers women’s anti-violence and anti-oppression lens with information about innovative housing projects for older women fleeing violence.

When: November 22nd, 2017 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: University of Toronto, Hart House
Toronto, ON

Cost: $225.00/person

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Information about the speakers:

Jean Becker

Jean Becker is of Innu, Inuit and English ancestry and a member of the Nunatsiavut Territory of Labrador. Jean has a Master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Guelph.

Jean is currently the Senior Advisor: Aboriginal Initiatives at Wilfrid Laurier University, advising the institution on Aboriginal issues and working to implement Laurier’s commitment to the development and enhancement of post-secondary educational opportunities for Aboriginal students. Jean oversees the strategic direction of the university in relation to Aboriginal activities. She works with a team of Aboriginal staff to create services and a welcoming space for Aboriginal students at each of Laurier’s locations and supports the implementation of indigenous knowledge within academic programs and student support services.


Dr. Kathy Hogarth

Kathy Hogarth is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo.

Prior to becoming involved in academia, Dr. Hogarth was a University counselor at the University of Technology, Jamaica (1998-2002). Since immigrating to Canada in 2002 she has been involved in community based research primarily with marginalized populations in Canada. Her work with marginalized populations was furthered through her dissertation research documenting the experiences of racialized immigrant women and their attempts at negotiating belonging in Canada.


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