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CHNET-Works! Webinars in May 2016

May 2016

#482 The Evaluation of NICE Elder Abuse Tools
May 4, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE: is a knowledge transfer and exchange network dedicated to improving the care of older adults in Canada and abroad. One of the main approaches for knowledge transfer has been the development of 'pocket' tools that address the core challenges of aging. NICE has developed over 100 pocket tools in the areas of financial literacy, mental health, dementia care, end-of-life issues, caregiving, the law and aging, and elder abuse. However, there has been no formal evaluation to date on the impact of these tools. To address this gap in knowledge, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada funded pan-Canadian initiative is being undertaken by Dr. Lynn McDonald (principal investigator) to evaluate the impact of NICE's pocket tools. For this webinar, you will be provided with

  1. an overview of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly;
  2. a description of some of the available NICE elder abuse tools;
  3. the goals and methods for evaluating NICE pocket tools;
  4. preliminary findings on NICE pocket tool use across Canada, with a focus on the elder abuse tools.

Who should attend: Individuals and organizations across Canada involved in the protection and wellbeing of elders and in the prevention of elder abuse.

Presenters: Sander HitzigSander Hitzig; Raza MirzaRaza M. Mirza, PhD; Ms. Karen Lau

#479 Age-Friendly Communities and Accessibility / Les collectivités amies des aînés et l`accessibilité
May 24, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

Please join us for a webinar and discussion on Age-Friendly Communities and Accessibility co-hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Association on Gerontology.

Who should attend: Seniors, researchers, policy makers, community programmers and practitioners, health care professionals and caregivers with an interest in age-friendly communities and accessibility.

#483 Can a guaranteed annual income help level the playing field?
May 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

Guaranteed annual income (also called basic income guarantee) is experiencing a resurgence as a public policy approach to improving economic and social wellbeing. Analysis of data from the MINCOME study, in which everyone in the Manitoba town of Dauphin was guaranteed an annual income, has been very influential for policy makers considering basic income support as a population-level intervention. Public health agencies and associations have expressed their support for guaranteed annual income and the government of Ontario recently announced that it will fund a pilot basic income project in the province. This webinar will focus on the effects of guaranteed income policies on wellbeing. The webinar will also explore the role of public health actors in supporting guaranteed income policies.

Advisors on tap: Evelyn Forget, BA, MA, PhD; Dr. Lisa Simon; Sume Ndumbe- Eyoh, MHSc

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