Sarita Israel, B.A., B.S.S.

Coordinator, Domain of Expertise to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults, CREGÉS

Research Practitioner


  • Member, Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ)
  • Accredited instructor, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
  • Accredited instructor, Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) for a training deployed by the Elder Mistreatment Helpline (LAAA): screening and intervention of mistreatment situations of Older adults


  • Bachelor’s in Social Work, McGill University
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology, McGill University

Research interests:

  • Collaboration in the development of research related to the fight against the mistreatment of older adults
  • Assessment and identification of needs and new target groups
  • Practice development, consultation and clinical support
  • Collaboration between practice and research
  • Evidence-based skill development
  • Training of instructors
  • Creation of tools adapted to different target populations
  • Development and adaptation of knowledge transfer methods to the different realities of our partners and target audiences


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.

Contact information:

514 484-7878, #61380