National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Survey

Written by Nicole Scheidl

June 22, 2011

An important national telephone survey on the mistreatment of seniors (55+), including personal safety issues, is being conducted by NICE (National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly) until the end of June.  Fit Minds encourages older adults to consider participating in this research. The private and confidential telephone survey covers questions of personal safety and experiences with mistreatment (abuse and neglect).

This research is being conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, Sherbrooke University, and Westat Corporation, in collaboration with researchers from other institutions across Canada and internationally. The study is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

English and French speaking participants from all backgrounds are welcome, particularly older adults from the Aboriginal, South Asian, Chinese, Caribbean and African communities. Participants should be living in non-institutional settings. Given the survey topic, individuals who have experienced abuse or neglect are encouraged to participate; however, this is not a requirement. The only exclusion criteria are cognitive impairment and inability to participate by telephone.

To register or for more information please contact:
NICE Recruitment Assistant: Ms. Laura Salamanca, (416) 978‐5968 or TOLL FREE: 1‐855‐618‐3286,
NICE Project Coordinator: Ms. Sydney Blum, (416) 978‐7784,

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