Raeann Rideout, M.A. Director Partnerships and Outreach Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario Raeann has been actively engaged in working with community stakeholders, seniors, caregivers and service providers to address issues related to elder abuse prevention, intervention and response. She currently serves as the Director of Provincial Partnerships and Outreach for Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario. The scope of Raeann’s current engagement in building collaborative partnerships, whether locally or nationally, provides a forum to apply over 26 years of experience, working in the field of aging and elder abuse. EAPO is mandated to implement the Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse, and as such forging effective and sustainable partnerships is key to the success of the strategy. She has comprehensive training skills, presenting to front-line service providers across all sectors, delivering public education sessions for older adults and facilitating collaborative initiatives between community organizations to effectively build capacity for response and interventions where older adults are at-risk or experiencing abuse. Raeann has been an instructor for the Foundations of Elder and Prevention Course at Trent University and has co-authored/published various research articles on the complexities of elder abuse. Raeann served as Co-chair of the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) and Director of that Board for over 8 years.
Bénédicte Schoepflin, Executive Director, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Bénédicte has been with CNPEA since 2015 and became its Executive Director in 2018. Prior to her involvement with CNPEA, Bénédicte worked in talent acquisition and non-profit management in the arts and culture sector. She is a Board member of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) and of Tara Cheyenne Performance. Originally from Avignon, France, Bénédicte now lives and works on the unceded and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (known today as Vancouver).