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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 Ontario?
Do we have a provincial/territorial:
Elder Abuse Strategy/Action Plan? Yes
Provincial/Territorial Elder Abuse Network? yes
Does it have annualized government funding? Yes
Are there local elder abuse networks operating? yes
Do they receive government funding? no
What department is responsible for seniors?
The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse is a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of The Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse and has been doing so since 2002.
The framework of the Strategy focuses on service coordination, building local capacity of front-line workers, caregivers, and community networks, by providing public education and training of professionals/service providers and families of seniors, to raise awareness around elder abuse issues.
Funded by the Ontario governmentAsk Us About Training
The Ontario Government website includes information about elder abuse.
Includes helplines and resource links