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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.
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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?
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
The Council has received project funding from the AB GovernmentAsk Us About Training
The Alberta Government website includes information about elder abuse.
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