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The vision for a pan-Canadian approach to elder abuse was started under the 2008 Federal Elder Abuse Initiative. The Public Health Agency of Canada (2009) and Employment and Skills Development Canada (2012-2015) provided $1M in funding to develop It's Not Right! Neighbours, Friends & Families for Older Adults. New funding in 2019 has provided the means to update the INR website.

Check out how we are doing coast to coast:

Status Report:

How are we addressing elder abuse in Canada?

Do we have a national:

Elder Abuse Strategy/Action Plan? no

National Elder Abuse Network? yes

Does it receive annualized government funding? no

What department is responsible for seniors?

Employment and Social Development Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

Current state (updated 04/20):

4 provinces / territories have a provincial/territorial elder abuse strategy

2 provincial / territorial governments fund an elder abuse network

0 people touched by It’s Not Right!

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CNPEA is a volunteer national network with a mission to connect people and organizations, foster the exchange of reliable information, and advance program and policy development on issues related to preventing abuse of older adults.

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The Canadian government website provides information on elder abuse:

Public Health Agency Canada

Provides information about the Federal Elder Abuse Initiative

Employment and Social Development Canada

Provides information on elder abuse awareness

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