In Their Own Words: Jennifer

RECAA is working on a project titled In Their Own Words: Volunteer Voices from Montreal’s Cultural Communities. We are interviewing elder volunteers from Montreal-based community organizations, including RECAA, to give them an opportunity to voice what they have learned from their longstanding commitment to their community organizations. These interviews are then paired with photographs, and made into a short video. Participating organizations include the Council for Black Ageing, the South Asian Women’s Community Centre, COPSI (Centre d’orientation paralégale et social pour immigrants), the Immigrant Workers Centre, and the Centre d’action socio-communautaire de Montréal. In Their Own Words is supported by a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program and a partnership grant with ACT (Ageing, Communications, Technologies)-Concordia.

This video features Jennifer Chew from the South Asia Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC).

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In Their Own Words: Myriam

RECAA is working on a project titled In Their Own Words: Volunteer Voices from Montreal’s Cultural Communities. We are interviewing elder volunteers from Montreal-based community organizations, including RECAA, to give them an opportunity to voice what they have learned from their longstanding commitment to their community organizations. These interviews are then paired with photographs, and made into a short video. Participating organizations include the Council for Black Ageing, the South Asian Women’s Community Centre, COPSI (Centre d’orientation paralégale et social pour immigrants), the Immigrant Workers Centre, and the Centre d’action socio-communautaire de Montréal. In Their Own Words is supported by a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program and a partnership grant with ACT (Ageing, Communications, Technologies)-Concordia.

This video features Myriam Barria from Centre d’orientation paralégale et social pour immigrants (COPSI).

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In Their Own Words: San

RECAA is working on a project titled In Their Own Words: Volunteer Voices from Montreal’s Cultural Communities. We are interviewing elder volunteers from Montreal-based community organizations, including RECAA, to give them an opportunity to voice what they have learned from their longstanding commitment to their community organizations. These interviews are then paired with photographs, and made into a short video. Participating organizations include the Council for Black Ageing, the South Asian Women’s Community Centre, COPSI (Centre d’orientation paralégale et social pour immigrants), the Immigrant Workers Centre, and the Centre d’action socio-communautaire de Montréal. In Their Own Words is supported by a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program and a partnership grant with ACT (Ageing, Communications, Technologies)-Concordia.

This video features San Fernandes from RECAA.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

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RECAA will be joining Contactivity Seniors’ Centre to host an event marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event will take place June 15 from noon – 3 p.m. at Contactivity. Please see our Facebook event for more information.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

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In Their Own Words: Kiren

This is the second interview for the project In Their Own Words: Volunteer Voices from Montreal’s Cultural Communities, featuring RECAA’s own Kiren Budhia.

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In Their Own Words: Sadeqa

RECAA is working on a project titled In Their Own Words: Volunteer Voices from Montreal’s Cultural Communities. We are interviewing elder volunteers from Montreal-based community organizations, including RECAA, to give them an opportunity to voice what they have learned from their longstanding commitment to their community organizations. These interviews are then paired with photographs, and made into a short video. Participating organizations include the Council for Black Ageing, the South Asian Women’s Community Centre, COPSI (Centre d’orientation paralégale et social pour immigrants), the Immigrant Workers Centre, and the Centre d’action socio-communautaire de Montréal. In Their Own Words is supported by a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program and a partnership grant with ACT (Ageing, Communications, Technologies)-Concordia.

This video features Sadeqa Siddiqi from RECAA and the South Asian Women’s Community Centre.

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RECAA Flash Mob

Recently, RECAA and Contactivity Seniors Centre organized a flash mob to promote World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The audience was enthusiastic, and it was a first for both organizations. To learn more and to see the flash mob in action, watch the video below.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2014

June 15, 2006 was the debut of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

The day is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action which recognizes the significance of abuse and neglect of older adults as a public health and human rights issue. Throughout the world, senior abuse and neglect is largely under-recognized or ignored.

Research indicates that public education campaigns like World Elder Abuse Awareness Day are vital for informing people  about elder abuse. Active involvement of the media is central to campaign success.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, communities and governments around the world to recognize the reality of abuse and neglect of older adults. Canadians have been a big part of this effort.

from: www.cnpea.ca/weaad/

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Brief submitted to the National Assembly of Quebec regarding Bill 60

RECAA, an organization founded by elders from the ethnic and cultural communities of Montreal, is committed to working towards a culture of respect, dignity and justice for all elders who face problems because of language and culture.

RECAA supports a secular state that respects equality and freedom of expression, including freedom of religious expression.

Bill 60 contradicts these values. It is premised on a specious argument that wearing a cross, hijab, kippa, kirpan or turban by public servants is a threat to the religious neutrality of the state and to equality between men and women. However, in a secular society, public servants should be judged by behavior and professionalism and not by what they wear.

The direct, biased and grossly unjust effect of the Charter becoming law would be the unemployment of Muslim women as well as men from the Sikh and Jewish communities simply for exercising their right to wear expressions of their religious beliefs. It is morally wrong to require citizens to choose between their religion and their job.

Thus, this bill is clearly a violation of the principle of democracy and freedom of expression, values enshrined in both the existing Quebec and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which Quebec via Canada is a signatory.

We therefore cannot support bill 60 and strongly urge this government to work towards creating a secular, pluralistic and liberal democracy that measures itself not by how it excludes its citizens but by how well it safeguards the rights of its individuals and its minorities to live free from racism, racial profiling, sexism, ageism and poverty.

RECAA values diversity, is enriched by it and will continue to work towards a culture of respect for all who live in Quebec! Such a culture is in the interest of all Quebeckers.

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National Seniors Day October 1st, 2013

Please Acknowledge National Seniors Day this October 1 by signing  the Ageing Demands Action UN Convention on the Rights of Seniors.
Click here to sign the petition. 

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