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Training session - Fighting exploitation | CDPDJ

Fighting exploitation of the elderly or people with disabilities

Fighting exploitation of the elderly or people with disabilities

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Target clientele

Anyone working in the health and social services network or in a setting involving elderly clients (nurses, social workers, police, people working in financial institutions, etc.), organizations working with the elderly as well as activists who lead human rights and freedoms defence or education projects in this field.


  • Become familiar with the applicable rights under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms;
  • Identify and prevent cases of exploitation involving the elderly or people with disabilities, and prevent any recurrence;
  • Explain what means of recourse can be provided by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, and how they work.


This training session goes deeper into a range of concepts linked to exploitation under the Charter: ageism, respect for autonomy, vulnerability, the notion of profit, etc. The complexities of some situations are outlined and analyzed in order to better understand where to turn if you see or believe you are seeing a case of exploitation. Within these contexts, we describe the roles, the powers and the constraints of various actors, including the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse.

Educational approach

Content is delivered using discussions, a participatory approach, simulation and other exercises, sharing good practices, and through an interactive presentation.


Request this training session

Conta​ct us by e-mail or by phone (1 800 361-6477, ext. 216) with the following information:

  • Name of your organization, company or institution
  • Contact details
  • Requested workshop
  • Number of people attending
  • Preferred date and time 
  • Venue

Contact us at least six weeks in advance to schedule this training session.


​​​All our training sessions are free of charge.

They last 3 hours (or according to your needs) and are offered to groups of 15 people or more in the venue of your choice.​​