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Abuse of older adults is a serious issue in Canada. Over the years, project investments to address the issue have been made by different levels of government. It's Not Right! is one example. A pan-Canadian approach can help align and build on these investments to improve our current state.

Check out how we are doing coast to coast:

Status Report:

How are we addressing elder abuse in Alberta?

Do we have a provincial/territorial:

Elder Abuse Strategy/Action Plan? Yes (2010)

Provincial/Territorial Elder Abuse Network? yes

Does it have annualized government funding? Project funding

Are there local elder abuse networks operating? yes

Do they receive government funding? no



What department is responsible for seniors?

Ministry for Seniors & Housing

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The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a group of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse. Canada’s fastest-growing population is over the age of 65 and rapidly becoming vulnerable to abuse that can rob older adults of their well-being and dignity.

The Council has a strategic plan: https://www.albertaelderabuse.ca/images/Strat_Plan_2018.pdf

https://www.albertaelderabuse.ca/

The Council has received project funding from the AB Government


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The Alberta Government website includes information about elder abuse.

Get Help – Elder Abuse

https://www.alberta.ca/get-help-elder-abuse.aspx

Includes Helplines, Fact Sheets, Resources and Publication links