Federal government funds Quebec project to fight senior abuse

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MONTREAL – The federal government is investing $700,000 in a 2013 New Horizons project that aims to fight senior abuse.

The project was created by a University of Sherbrooke research centre, who will receive the federal funds.

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The goal is to help Montreal police officers develop a streamlined approach when it comes to dealing with cases of senior abuse.

Montreal police have already partnered-up with local organizations to better serve the elderly community.

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Taking care of Montreal seniors

“The WHO seized our new model as an inspiring initiative for the future,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.

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“Montreal is already making its mark on the world stage in the field of intervention for senior victims of mistreatment.”

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Canada is considered one of the most innovative countries when it comes to senior abuse action worldwide.