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Abuse of Older Adults
by Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan

This booklet provides information about preventing and dealing with abuse of older adults. It defines the issue and its various forms, provides an overview of prevention legislation, a profile of the victim and the abuser, tips for preventing abuse and where to get help. 2008, 11 p.

Abuse of Older Adults: Department of Justice Canada Overview Paper
by Department of Justice Canada

This overview paper provides introductory and statistical information about abuse of older adults. 2009, 16 p.

Abuse of Older Adults: Frequently Asked Questions, 3rd Edition (PDF document)
by Legal Resource Centre of Alberta

This booklet presents answers to questions related to elder abuse and provides general information about Alberta laws that apply. 2008, 48 p.

Alberta Government Elder Abuse Resources
Alberta Seniors and Community Supports developed the following resources on financial abuse of seniors:

The Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying, Alberta Children and Youth Services, developed the following resources on preventing abuse of older adults:

Are You Dating? Older Adults and Healthy Relationships
by Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick

This booklet provides information on preventing abusive dating relationships for older adults, including tips for staying safe, being in a healthy relationship, keeping abuse out of a relationship, legal considerations for long term dating relationships, and getting help if things go wrong. 2009, 12 p. (Available in French)

British Columbia Government Elder Abuse Prevention Series
by B.C. Ministry of Health Services

The following fact sheets are included in the Elder Abuse Prevention Series. 2005 (Available in French and other languages)

Canadian Laws on Abuse and Neglect
by Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

This website discusses the various Canadian laws that address elder abuse and neglect. Laws discussed include family violence statutes, criminal law, adult protection, as well as adult guardianship. Whether abused older adults are willing to turn to the justice system as well as its effectiveness in addressing elder abuse are described. It also includes a list of additional resources and websites for further information. Last updated April 2009.

Elder Abuse (PDF document)
by Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

This document discusses the many aspects of elder abuse including the forms of abuse, prevalence rates, the characteristics of both the victim and abuser as well as the signs of abuse. It also provides an explanation for the causes of abuse along with a list of the risk factors which increase the chances of elder abuse. In addition, possible options for services and for reporting elder abuse are described. 2006, 15 p.

Elder Abuse and Alcohol (FVPU)
by the World Health Organization and John Moores University, Centre for Public Health

Elder Abuse and Alcohol

This fact sheet explores the links between alcohol and elder abuse and the role of public health in prevention. H72-01-12E


Elder Abuse: It's Time to Face the Reality

Elder Abuse: It’s Time to Face the Reality (FVPU)
by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Elder Abuse: It’s Time to Face the Reality was developed for the Federal Elder Abuse Initiative (FEAI) by HRSDC. This brochure discusses that one in five Canadians believes they know of a senior who might be experiencing some form of abuse. Seniors from all walks of life are vulnerable to elder abuse and it is happening in communities across Canada. This brochure outlines basic information on how seniors and Canadians can spot elder abuse as well as information on how to help stop it. CA-542-05-09

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime (PDF document)
by Judith Wahl & Sheila Purdy, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly and Community Legal Education Ontario

This booklet describes the different types of elder abuse, the signs and symptoms of elder abuse, why it happens and why it is seldom reported. It also includes information on how to get help and support, and lists resources available in communities across Ontario. 2008, 36 p. (Available in French (PDF document))

Elder Abuse is Wrong
by Department of Justice Canada

This booklet provides helpful information on elder abuse for older adults who are being abused and for those who suspect it. 2011, 43 p.

Ontario Government Elder Abuse Fact Sheets
by Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat

These fact sheets provide general information on the abuse of older adults:

All fact sheets are available in French.

Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Seniors
by Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick

This booklet explains the various forms of senior abuse, adult protection law, ways to prevent abuse and legal remedies. It encourages abused or neglected seniors not to give up hope and suggests where to turn for support and information. 2009, 21 p. (Available in French)

Reporting Institutional Abuse: Where to Get Help
by Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto

This booklet was prepared for the national project, A Way Forward: Promoting Promising Approaches to Abuse Prevention in Institutional Settings. It provides a listing of phone numbers in geographical order (east to west), for each Province and Territory, which you can call to seek help. There are two kinds of services listed: some of the services can provide information, assistance and referrals and some can be called directly to report abuse. 2008, 33 p.

What is Senior Abuse? (PDF document)
by Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

This document provides an overview of abuse of seniors, a definition of abuse, and examination of the various forms of abuse they experience including: frauds and scams, psychological, financial, physical and sexual abuse and neglect. 2007, 9 p.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Fact Sheets
by Penny Bain and Charmaine Spencer, prepared for Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors in Canada

The following fact sheets were developed to assist individuals, organizations and communities raise awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) and to help plan and implement WEAAD activities. 2009 (Available in French)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Fact Sheets (Financial Planning)
A series of pamphlets was developed collaboratively by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum

The following 8 bilingual fact sheets provide information on Financial Planning and Protection covering a number of issues affecting seniors and older Canadians. 2010

What every Canadian should know about:
Financial Planning
Income and Benefits from Government Programs
Managing and Protecting Their Assets
Planning For Possible Loss of Independence
Planning for their Future Housing Needs
Having a Will and Making Funeral Plans
Financial Abuse
Frauds and Scams

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Abuse Hurts At Any Age - June 15 (Poster)
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