AGES: Aging, Gender, Equality, and Safety

The project will bring together key stakeholders, including senior women and community agencies, to raise awareness of gender-based violence, strengthen referral pathways and build the capacity of community agencies to identify and respond to violence against senior women.

Over the past 10 years, 1 in 5 women killed by gender-based violence in Canada were over 65 years old, representing a large victim age group. In addition to being at high risk of violence, senior women face unique risk factors and barriers to accessing services and supports. For example, family violence may be more difficult to identify among senior women because of dependencies on others or social isolation.

The project will create resources and deliver capacity building on violence against senior women. The project will also support senior women to raise awareness of gender-based violence, including family and intimate partner violence in their communities.

Seeking Volunteer Project Advisors

WomanACT is seeking Volunteer Project Advisors to support the AGES project. Project Advisors will support in an advisory capacity on the project as well as have an opportunity to plan and host training or community events on gender-based violence and senior women in the community. We are seeking women 55 years and older who have experienced intimate partner and/or family violence.

Engagement will take place between June 2022 and February 2023. Honorarium will be provided to volunteers.

Download the Project Advisor posting here.

For more information, or to express interest, please email Premila Chellapermal at pchellapermal@womanact.ca.

Get Involved

For more information or to inquire about a partnership on this project, please contact:

Premila Chellapermal

Project Coordinator



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