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|Presented by the Social Action Committee

A workshop on Frauds and Scams being targeted at the older adult community.

Join us for a very important and informative evening. Learn about the most common fraud and scams most frequently used on seniors, how to identify the warning signs and best practices to protect yourself. Hear testimonials from older adults and seniors affected by fraud so as to destigmatize and empower others to take action.

The evening program, moderated by CJAD’s Aaron Rand, will feature a panel of experts that will include Sarita Israel, Coordinator, Domain of Expertise to Counter the Mistreatment of Older Adults, CREGÉS; Michel Gariépy, Analyst, Financial Education, Autorité des marchés financiers; Angela Rankin, Community Liaison Officer, Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal and a short video by filmmaker Josh Dorsey featuring testimonials by older adults who have been affected by scams.

Monday October 25, 2021 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Here’s what you can expect to learn:

  • The most common scams used on seniors
  • How to identify the warning signs
  • Best practices to protect yourself
  • Overcoming the stigma

To register, click here or for more information call 514.734.1805

Presentation in English with simultaneous translation in French and Q & A in English and French.

EVENT

DATE: Monday, October 25, 2021

TIME: 7 – 8:30 PM

LOCATION: Online

LANGUAGE: Bilingual

PRICE

No charge

Open to all

Registration required

Funded by the “Volunteer Work Support Program” from the Honourable David Birnbaum’s office, Member of National Assembly (D’Arcy McGee), Quebec Liberal Party.

SPEAKERS

Michel Gariépy from the AMF’s Financial Education Department

Michel Gariépy, MBA holds degrees in Economics and Administration. He began his career at the Institute of Canadian Bankers where he managed several training programs, including financial planning and compliance.

Michel has worked for more than 16 years at the AMF as an analyst in the Financial Education. As part of his duties, Michel develops educational materials for consumers of financial products and services. Michel acts as a speaker to educate consumers to ask the right questions to prevent fraud.

Sarita Israel, B.A., B.S.S. Coordinator, Domain of Expertise to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults, CREGÉS

A social worker by training, Sarita Israel was a member of a specialized team to counter the mistreatment of older adults from 1990 to 2009.  She is also a pioneer member and current coordinator of the first provincial multi-sectoral older adult mistreatment consultation team, established in 1992. Her clinical expertise led to her contribution in developing and implementing the Elder Mistreatment Helpline (LAAA) and the training of trainers for the health and social services network on mistreatment issues across Quebec. Coordinator of the Domain of Expertise, she plays a key role in multiple partnerships and research projects for the development of knowledge, practices, resources, and programs for the prevention and intervention to counter the mistreatment of older adults. In the context of the Governmental Action Plan to counter mistreatment, the Ministry of Health and Social Services has entrusted the Domaine of Expertise with four mandates for the development of policies, tools, and training for Quebec.

Angela Rankin

Community Liaison Officer, Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal

VIDEO PRESENTATION

Joshua Dorsey, Montreal-based Director and Producer

Joshua Dorsey has delivered award-winning television series’ and shows for Showcase, Food Network, Cooking Channel, History Channel, H2, FYI, Bravo!, CBC and more. His films include the fiction features Here Am I, One Day and The Point. Dorsey fought to bring film education to inner-city teens, brought collaborative fiction back to the NFB, and has been passionately filming portraits of artists for over 10 years.