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of Patrick Durivage at the Quebec Commission on End of Life Care

The Government of Quebec created a Commission on End of Life Care, as stipulated in its Law on End of Life Care, and nominated eleven constituting members, among which is Patrick Durivage, CREGÉS' member and coordinator of the Leading Practice on Community Palliative Care for Seniors of West-Central Montreal HealthRead +

Reflection, Auto-evaluation and Revision Guide for Policies/Procedures to Prevent Older Adults Mistreatment in Long-Term Care (Published in French)

The Leading Practice for the Prevention of Older Adults Mistreatment of West-Central Montreal Health, in collaboration with the Elder Abuse Helpline (Aide Abus Aînés), developed this guide to support the health and social services network administrators.

This validated tool facilitates the identification and improvement of policies, procedures, mechanisms, and practices in place in a given institution, in order to better prevent the mistreatment of older adults in long-term care settings. Read +


CREGÉS' Annual Conference
Aging/ Engaging in a
Digital World

May 6, 2016 | Montreal
Presented in collaboration with
the ACT (Ageing + Communication + Technologies) and VIES (Aging, solidarities and social exclusion) teams.

Program now online:

Have a look at our speakers' profil:

Beyond the Vote
Political participation diversity
amongst occidental older adults
(Offered in French)

Julien Simard
March 30, 2016 | 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

UQAM, Hubert-Aquin Hall | Room A-3316
400 E. Sainte-Catherine St., Montreal

Presented in collaboration with the Political Sciences department of UQAM.

Registration and certificate of participation:

Maya Cerda, 514-484-7878 x 1563


Gerontology Round Table
Let's speak about ageism, initmidation and mistreatment towards and amongst older persons (Offered in French)

March 19, 2016 | 12 PM - 4 PM
UQÀM, J.-A. DeSève Hall | Room DS-R520
320 E. Sainte-Catherine St., Montreal
Hosted by the Quebec Association of Gerontology (AQG).

Read + | Registration


Recruitment of participants to engage in a research project about caregivers who offer support to their spouse of 65 years old and over. Read +


CAG 2016's
Call for Papers

45th Annual Scientific and Educational

October 20-22, 2016

Fostering Innovation in
Research on Aging. Read +

Deadline to submit an
abstract: April 15, 2016

Genocide Survivors:
Contributors not

Myra Giberovitch
SW, Adjunct Professor

McGill University

Working with genocide
survivors using a strengths- and resiliency- based

Fingers on
the line

Technologies of
yesterday and today:
Reflections of
Deaf Seniors
(Offered in French)

April 5, 2016 | 2 PM - 4 PM
IRDPQ Site | Room D-217
525 Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec

Conference | General public
Presented by the
"Social participation and
inclusive cities"  team of
CIRRIS, Laval University.


Read + | Registration


A Literature Review of Homelessness and Aging: Suggestions for a Policy and Practice-Relevant Research Agenda

The authors present a literature review that sheds light on research avenues to explore the improvement of policies, practices and services in order to prevent, if not to put an end to the phenomenon of homelessness in older adults. Read +

Grenier, A., R. Barken, T. Sussman, D. Rothwell, V. Bourgeois-Guerin and J. P. Lavoie (2016), Canadian Journal on Aging

"Bébé-boumeurs bénévoles? Les freins et les leviers de leur engagement"

People that were born during the Baby Boom are, or are about to be retired, make them a high value group for volunteering initiatives. This article presents the individual and organisational factors that might facilitate or oppose their engagement in the community as volunteers. Read +

Castonguay, J., M. Beaulieu and A. Sévigny (2016), Retraite et société 2(71): 127-146

"Autour de la souffrance soignante en soins palliatifs : entre idéal de soin et juste distance"

This article, based on ethnographic data, reflects on the causes of emotional distress in professional caregivers in the palliative care context; a distress that seems to take source in the disparity between their expectations in terms of end of life accompaniment and the reality they face. Read +

Simard, J. (2014-2015), Frontières 26(1).

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