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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 Northwest Territories?

Do we have a provincial/territorial:

Elder Abuse Strategy/Action Plan? no

Provincial/Territorial Elder Abuse Network? yes

Does it have annualized government funding? no

Are there local elder abuse networks operating? no

Do they receive government funding? no

What department is responsible for seniors?

Department of Health and Social Services

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The NWT Seniors’ Society provides administrative support to the NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults. The NWT Network was initiated in 2012. Membership in the NWT Network is free. The NWT Network meets regularly through teleconferences, and when funding is available.

NWT is not funded by the NWT Government

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The Department website includes information on elder abuse with

Includes information about resources, an information line and links to a seniors resource guide and the federal government’s fact sheets