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Gloria Gutman Fund for Elder Abuse Prevention
The Gloria Gutman Fund for Elder Abuse Prevention was established in 2020 for the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA). The fund’s aim is to foster the sustainability and growth of CNPEA, so it can carry out its mission to raise awareness, inform, train, and improve capacity for elder abuse prevention and intervention in Canada.
Dr. Gutman has been a life-long advocate for the health, safety, and well-being of older adults. Her career has focused on age-friendly hospitals and communities, LGBT aging, seniors and emergency preparedness, health promotion, and elder abuse prevention, among other topics, with particular attention towards older adults in marginalized groups.
Dr. Gutman developed the Gerontology Research Centre and Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and was Director of both from 1982–2005. She has held a number of high-profile roles including: President Canadian Association on Gerontology, President International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and President International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse. Awards for her exceptional work and dedication to older people’s well-being include the Order of British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.
- This fund’s granting purpose is subject to change.
- In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
- All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.