Family Services of Peel (FSP) and Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network (PEAPN), were awarded a 2022 Change Fund grant from the Region of Peel to address the issue of the increased abuse of older adults in the Region of Peel. The goal is to strengthen political (federal, provincial, regional, and municipal) and community ties, and “step in” to address issues impacting the well-being of seniors in the Region.
Peel Region’s senior population is increasing at three times the rate of the rest of Ontario and Canada. Our initiative aligns to the Regional Priority of Elder Abuse, a social issue that has been defined by the United Nations (2020) as a “single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person”.
The objectives of the Project are to:
- Update, collect, analyze, and summarize existing evidence of the needs of seniors in the Region of Peel, by applying quantitative and qualitative methods.
- To strengthen advocacy by building and expanding the network of organizations and volunteers, and to search for solutions of the documented needs of seniors in the Region.
We encourage you to become involved in this Project by becoming a member of the Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network or the Seniors Project Advisory Committee.
For more information about the Seniors Project, contact:
Monica Riutort Director, Peel Institute of Research & Training, at Family Services of Peel via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 905-366-0322 or 647 927 5579.