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Report on a Seminar - Human Rights of Seniors: Community Reflections and Actions

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The number of seniors in Canada and in the world is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Yet there are not adequate human rights protections for seniors and there are many gaps in policies and programs for them. In addition, there is age related discrimination along with discrimination on other grounds. Hence serious thinking and action are needed to deal with these problems. To reflect on these issues and to find solutions, a seminar and community discussion was held at the Millwoods Seniors’ Centre in Edmonton in November 2016. The aim was to elicit seniors’ views and opinions about their needs and to provide a forum for seniors to build connections and to identify challenges in various aspects of their daily living.

The event was organized by the Indo Canadian Women’s Association (ICWA) in partnership with Hameed Law, the Millwoods Seniors’ Centre and SAHAARA. This report was authored in May 2017 by Dr. Zohra Husaini & Yavar Hameed.


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    May 01, 2017

  • Subject Area
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Safety, Security, Finances, & Personal Planning
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
    • Information, Referral, & Advocacy
    • Ageism
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Government
    • Health Authorities
    • Funders
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Academics
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