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e-Newsletter March, 2023

March is Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month. The theme this year is, “Tricks of the trade: What’s in a fraudster’s toolbox?”, to help Canadians easily identify scams and fraud so they can protect themselves and others.The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) reports a staggering $530 million in victim losses due to fraud and scams. Unfortunately, the CAFC estimates that only 5 to 10 per cent of people report fraud.


During this month, EAPO encourages seniors, caregivers, and those working with older

adults to learn about the latest frauds and scams targeting seniors and how individuals can play a role to help stop fraudsters. The Government of Canada has many resources available to help educate and prevent people from falling for common scams, such as The Little Black Book of Scams. View our recent Fraud Prevention webinar, hosted in collaboration with CNPEA and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to become knowledgeable of current frauds and scams and the tactics fraudsters are using to help protect your information and assets.


If you suspect a fraud, report it to The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. This March, join the conversation using #FPM2023 to find and share information to Recognize, Reject and Report fraud.

EAPO's Queen's Park Lobby Day|March 1st, 2023

On March 1st, 2023, a delegation of over 20 local Elder Abuse Prevention Networks in Ontario, joined EAPO to host our first Lobby Day at Queen’s Park to meet with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to deliver our collective Calls to Action - that the prevention of abuse of seniors be one of the Ontario Government’s top priorities and that we take a pragmatic look at what can be done to curb the current trajectory of rapidly rising incidents in the province.

Read full details of the Lobby Day here.

Canadian Coalition Against Ageism (CCAA)

The Canadian Coalition Against Ageism (CCAA) is a nation-wide social change movement to combat ageism against older people while protecting and strengthening their human rights.

Learn more about CCAA's Vision, Strategies and Governing Principles here

La Coalition Canadienne Anti-Âgisme (CCAA) est un mouvement national de changement social visant à lutter contre l’âgisme à l’égard des personnes âgées tout en protégeant et en renforçant leurs droits humains. Notre vision: Un Canada sans âgisme à l’égard des personnes âgées.

En savoir plus sur la vision, les stratégies et Principes directeurs de la CCAA ici

Crypto Scams:

What are They and How

to Stay Safe

March 28th, 2023

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join EAPO, CNPEA with guest speaker Jeff Horncastle - Acting Client and Communications Outreach Officer, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Register Now

Supporting Vulnerable Victims

and Witnesses

May 16th, 2023 from 1 - 2 pm

Join EAPO, CNPEA with guest Megan Vis-Dunbar, staff lawyer, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, who will highlight findings of their research project on developing prosecution policies when working with victims of crime and witnesses related to elder abuse, dementia, and adults with capability issues.

In recognition of Victims & Survivors Week

Register Now

Harm to Older Persons Evaluation (HOPE) tool

A Risk Assessment for Older Adult Mistreatment


April 25th & 27th, 2023

EAPO in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Storey, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent are pleased to host a 2 day virtual training for frontline professionals.

Space is limited - Register Early!

Fee: $125

View Training Details Here

 Register Now  

View EAPO's Archived Webinars &

Conferences Proceedings

Conference: Elder Abuse Interventions: Reducing Harm & Building Connections (Mar.22)

Over 350 participants

View the Recordings here

Download Presentations here

Conference: Risk Assessment for Older Adults – Practical Tools for Detection and Intervention of Elder Abuse (Jan.31)

Over 550 participants

View the Recordings here

Download Presentations here

Current Frauds and Trends Affecting Seniors (Mar.20)

Over 226 participants

View the Recordings here

Download Presentations here

Wrinkles Listening Learning and Preventing Elder Abuse – “Mishoo miinwaa Noki ~ You, Me and Wrinkles” (Mar.7)

Over 105 participants

View the Recording here

Download Presentation here

Les nouveaux crédits d’impôt sur le revenu des particuliers de l’Ontario (Mar.9)

Over 18 participants

View the Recordings here

Download Presentations here

Méthode Montessori adaptée pour les personnes avec des troubles cognitifs Des moyens puissants et innovateurs pour changer des vies (Mar.6)

Over 28 participants

View the Recording here

Download Presentation here


CBC News talked to Laura Proctor, EAPO Consultant about the Grandparent Scam and tips on how to avoid it.

Watch Interview

Read article: Scammers tried to rob this Ontario couple of $9K. Police say more and more seniors are falling prey

Rogers TV Durham, "Seniors Talk with DRPS" recorded another episode with Constable Darryl Rice and Raeann Rideout Director, Strategic Partnerships, EAPO.

Watch Interview

The Lake Report talked to Mary Shkoury, EAPO Consultant about Fraud and the Grandparent Scams.

Read the Article: "No end to phone, text and door-to-door scams, experts say" about Frauds & Scams of Seniors and valuable tips from experts.

NEW Video: It's TIME to TALK about ELDER ABUSE

NOUVELLE vidéo: Il est temps de parler de la maltraitance des personnes âgées

How to talk to someone you are concerned about

(Part 2)

EAPO Part 2 How to talk to someone you are concerned about

Comment parler à une personne de ce qui vous préoccupe

(Partie 2)

Elder abuse can take many forms, making it difficult to detect. Common signs of elder abuse include physical injuries, negative behavioral changes, or unexplained financial and legal transactions. By learning about all the warning signs of elder abuse, families can be better prepared to keep their loved ones safe and secure.

Learn more, watch EAPO's NEW video here

La maltraitance des personnes âgées peut prendre de nombreuses formes, ce qui la rend souvent difficile à repérer. Les signes courants de maltraitance des personnes âgées comprennent les blessures physiques, les changements de comportement négatifs ou les transactions inexpliquées. En apprenant tous les signes avant-coureurs de la maltraitance des personnes âgées, les familles peuvent être mieux préparées à assurer la sécurité de leurs proches.

Apprenez-en plus et regardez la NOUVELLE vidéo de l'PMAO ici

New Documentary: Voices of Diversity

Voices of Diversity is a documentary film produced by Rexdale Community Health Centre.

When voices of diversity share wisdom, those speaking and those listening are both empowered. Storytelling has been a way of preserving history, sharing wisdom, building community and connecting people throughout the ages. It encourages the active imagination of those listening and moves us to a deeper sense of connection.

Watch the video

Read EAPO's Blogs

Keep informed through EAPO's weekly posts here

Take EAPO's NEW Grandparent Scam Quiz

Take a Quiz: What do you know about Grandparent Scam?

Across Canada, 2,488 #grandparentscams or #emergencyscams have been reported, with losses of over $9.4 million dollars.

Learn about the grandparent scam & tips on how to avoid it by taking EAPO's Quiz!

Take Quiz Now

Canadian Bankers Association - NEW Fraud Prevention Toolkits for Older Adults

With a fraud prevention checklist and tips on how to spot common scams, the CBA’s Fraud Prevention Toolkit for Older Adults can help you protect your personal information, money and identity from financial crime.

Protect yourself from financial fraud with the CBA’s Fraud Prevention Toolkit for Older Adults.

Download Toolkit

With a cyber hygiene checklist and tips on how to spot common scams, the Canadian Banker's Association's (CBA) Cyber Security Toolkit for consumers can help you protect against online financial fraud.

Protect yourself from online financial fraud with the CBA’s Cyber Security Toolkit for consumers.

Download Toolkit

NEW CAFC Bulletin: Spear Phishing/Harponnage

This Fraud Prevention Month, the CAFC is raising awareness about the top frauds of 2023 which were investment scams, spear phishing, service scams and phishing. Learn more here

CAFC launched the New Bulletin: Spear Phishing/Harponnage

Read the full Bulettin (EN) here

Lire le bulletin complet (FR) ici

NEW National Seniors Council Survey

Supporting Canadians Aging at Home Survey 

The National Seniors Council has launched an online consultation to hear from people about ways to further support those wishing to age in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Spread the word! This consultation is open to all Canadians—older adults, caregivers, those who have experience or expertise in working with older adults, and individuals representing the diverse voices in our communities.

Take part in the consultation by completing this online survey by April 14, 2023.

Learn more

L’AFFC est un organisme qui assure la mobilisation et le développement de son réseau pour défendre les droits des femmes francophones et Acadiennes au Canada.

Dans le cadre du projet de campagne nationale de sensibilisation contre les violences fondées sur le genre, nous avons lancé un sondage qui se déroule jusqu’au 24 mars 2023.

Le but de ce sondage est de connaître les besoins des diverses sphères de la francophonie en situation minoritaire en ce qui a trait aux enjeux de sensibilisation, prévention et intervention face aux violences fondées sur le genre. Toutes les réponses sont importantes et resteront anonymes pour nous permettre de brosser le portrait des enjeux prioritaires pour la création d’une campagne et d’outils de sensibilisation. 


Lien pour accéder au sondage en ligne:





Guiding Principles for Healthcare and Social Service Professionals

This guidance document synthesizes research findings and recommendations—with considerations from current available research, existing relevant best practices and guidance, and expert opinion—into five guiding principles for better supporting 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia and their primary unpaid carers.

2023-24 Inclusive Community Grants Program

Applications are now open!

The Inclusive Community Grants Program helps ensure local governments and community organizations consider Ontarians of all ages and abilities at every stage of community planning and development. Inclusive communities respond to both the opportunities and challenges of an aging population by:

  • creating physical and social environments that support independent and active living
  • enabling older adults and people with disabilities to continue contributing to all aspects of community life

Learn more and apply here

Age Friendly News

Upcoming Webinars/Conferences

Mar. 27-29: Together We Care (Ontario Long Term Care Association)

March 28: The HOPE conference series - LEAD (virtual)

Mar. 29: Understanding the brain in pain (Western University Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging)

Oct. 24-26: 2023 AGE-WELL Annual Conference (AGE-WELL)

June 27-30, Bangkok: 16th Global Conference on Ageing: Challenge – Transformation – Change (The International Federation on Ageing)

IFA 16th Global Conference on Ageing

Challenge – Transformation – Change

27th – 30th June 2023 - Thailand

Read more and Register

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