Conference Materials Archive


“ Respect, Protect, Educate – Engaging Older Adults”

Hosted by Yukon Public Legal Education Association (YPLEA) on October 27 and 28th 2014 at the Westmark Whitehorse.

The theme reflected the goal of the conference which was to encourage seniors and elders, caregivers and others to be inspired, informed and TAKE ACTION! Topics include:

  • Positive stories on ways families and communities support elders and seniors
  • Legal tools and resources and how to use them to prevent or reduce the risk of financial and other kinds of abuse
  • Appropriate actions and community resources to use in dealing with all kinds of abuse, including neglect and self-neglect of older adults
  • Connecting and sharing ideas and developing action plans with individuals, community groups, agencies and governments with similar concerns and interests

Funding was provided by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Video of panel discussion speakers on “Enlightening Stories of Support and Respect

“How Mental and Physical Health Impacts Abuse” by Dr. Reagan Gale and Dr. Sally MacDonald.

“10 Common Questions about Wills & Estates” – Robert Pritchard, YPLEA Executive Director.

“10 Common Questions about Enduring Power of Attorney – Robert Pritchard

“Perspectives” – February 26, 2014

A  bilingual Conference on conversations of Abuse of Older Adults (Conversations sur la prévention d’abus des personnes aînées) coordinated by L’association franco-yukonnaise in partnership with YPLEA.

Workshop Materials:

Sharon MacKenzie – Intergenerational & Educational Consultant

Jeanette Fortin –  Retired Pedagogical Advisor Geriatric Nursing

Cecilia Fraser – Professional Development Coordinator, Continuing Care Health & Social Services

Dementia Presentation –  February 26, 2014

Natalie Edelson-Victim Services, Justice Yukon

Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma – Presentation February 26, 2014

“Protect  Yourself From Financial Abuse” – November 2013

Tips for Seniors and Safety Elders-Whitehorse Event


NWTel-Safety and Security Nov 2013

Protect Yourself From Financial Abuse-article

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