POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 39 PREPARED BY PENNY BAIN AND CHARMAINE SPENCER FOR FEDERAL/PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR SENIORS IN CANADA p2 factsheet 1 Across the country, individuals, organizations, communities, and governments are: • holding cultural, educational, art and social activities to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, • developing municipal, provincial, and territorial proclamations to raise awareness, • launching awareness tools such as posters and calendars, • publicizing the day with multimedia information campaigns, • organizing volunteer and educational programs, including information fairs, plays, workshops and conferences to help promote change, and • developing multigenerational initiatives to help children and youth learn more about aging, ageism, and abuse. In Canada, many people are working throughout the year to increase public awareness about abuse and neglect of older adults. Want to Learn More? For more information on Canadian and international activities in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, visit the websites: • Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse • International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse