World Elder Abuse Awareness Day In the Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020

WEAAD is marked each year on June 15 as an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. Since 2006, communities throughout the country and around the world have used this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse, by sharing information about abuse and neglect and promoting resources and services that can help increase seniors’ safety and well-being.

In this year of the covid 19 pandemic RECAA focuses its attention on the over 90% of  deaths in Quebec's long term care facilities for seniors.

We are outraged that so little was done to prepare for the epidemic that was certain to impact elders in long term care facilities. The gross negligence is scandalous! The message sent was that elders are disposable.

RECAA has several activities to mark this day:

  • A petition on Change.Org entitled: Stop the Deaths: Justice for Seniors in Long Term Care.
  • A demonstration protesting elder abuse in the long term care residences and advocating for reform is scheduled for 10am on June 15th. This will happen in front of premier Francois Legault"s Montreal Office .
  • Personal testimonies of members at our  ZOOM meeting  have been recorded and will be seen on facebook and on our Covid19Blog.
  • "Never Turning Back" is our rallying song for justice which is recorded and will be on facebook and on our Blog.



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Photos of the June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Demonstration

Here are some photos taken by Ziv Miller on Our World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Demonstration June 15th! The demonstration was live streamed into RECAA's Facebook page  by Simone Lumen. […]

Les aîné.e.s font partis de notre société québécoise? Maria Elise Montejo

Maria Presentation at WEAAD2020  

Posters for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

Thank you Marguerite Kephart, Elza Kephart, Judy Wong, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Anne Caines   Posters WEAAD June 15

RECAA WEAAD 2020: Individual Testimonials


RECAA’s Live Stream Demonstration: Justice for Seniors in Long Term Care

Here is the demonstration live streamed onto our Facebook on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Many thanks to Simone Lumen

“Never Turning Back”

Choir Director: Dina Cindric Choir: Maria Elisa Montejo, Nadia Cicurel, Anne Caines, Louise Jack,Sajida Imam, Sadeqa Siddiqi, Marguerite Kephart, Madhuram Nambiar, Maria Nicola DeMichele, Judy Wong, Aruna Mahajan, Christine Dandurand, […]

OP-ED Covid 19 Exposes Elder Abuse

This OP-Ed was the collaborative effort of ACT and RECAA members. It is one of several that will be written during this year. It was sent to the Gazette, La […]

Stop the Deaths: Justice for Seniors in Long Term Care

Please support our petition to premier Legault, Health Minister Danielle McCann and Marguerite Blais. We thank the over 900 who have already signed.

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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 […]