Share your thoughts: Creating a federal policy definition of “senior abuse”

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from June 15, 2021 to July 22, 2021.

Senior abuse is an important human rights issue. It is also a social and public health issue that can undermine an older person’s:

We commit to strengthening Canada’s approach to senior abuse. To that end, we asked for feedback to create a federal policy definition of “senior abuse”. Currently, there is no standard in Canada. It can mean different things to different people depending on their life and ethno cultural experience.

A federal definition will support more consistent and informed:

Note: While this issue is commonly known as “elder abuse”, the term “elder” has a distinct cultural meaning for Indigenous communities in Canada. In recognition of this, we will use “senior abuse” to describe this issue throughout the consultation.

Who was the focus of this consultation

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Key questions

The online survey focused on themes related to support defining “senior abuse”.


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