2023 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Knit-In

The pandemic taught us a great deal about how we treat our elders. Almost nothing has changed.

No more broken promises!

Join the knit-in on June 15...


This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, join Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse (RECAA), the Aging + Communication + Technologies (ACT) Lab, and other Montreal organizations in a “knit-in” (a warmer and wiser take on the classic sit-in protest) and letter-writing campaign. This event is organized to make it clear to our politicians that we need immediate, transformative changes in the long-term care system.


For the past months, RECAA and ACT members, as well as people from the surrounding community, have been knitting, crocheting and sewing pieces to remember the thousands of elders and caregivers who suffered and died during the pandemic, and to act for the survivors. There will be an exhibition of the work done so far, and we will be there knitting in solidarity.


The letter writing campaign will address Premier François Legault, Health Minister Christian Dubé, and Minister of Health and Seniors Sonia Bélanger to call for continued support and accountability for reforms in Home Care and Long-Term Care Facilities.


The last few years have shed light on heartbreaking conditions of ignorance and neglect in elder care. A healthy society respects its elders. We have the right to live in safety and good health. We have the right to be heard.



June 15, 2023
In the lobby of Concordia University's EV Building

1515 Rue Ste-Catherine W.