Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse

elder abuse

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Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence(Public Health Agency of Canada)

RCMP- Impacts and Signs of Elder Abuse


Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network
Contains information, resources and tools about elder abuse for people who work with seniors in Alberta.


Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Senior Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011
Partnered with Ontario 211, it supports elder abuse callers and at risk seniors in Ontario.

Ontario Landlord and Tenant Boardreceives complaints about retirement homes.Investigation & Enforcement Unit of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housingreceives offense reports or call 416-585-7214 or toll-free 1-888-772-9277.

Power of Attorney for Personal Care and Property – Living Wills

OPP – Police Services for Seniors

Legal Aid Ontario

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly– 416-598-2656-A community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens.

British Columbia:

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support1-866-437-1940.
Provides a range of programs that educate, support and advocate on behalf of their clients.

VictimLinkBC– Government of British Columbia- 1-800-563-0808


Senior’s Abuse Support Line1-888-896-7183
Toll free, 24 hours support for all types of abuse.

Manitoba’s Provincial Elder Abuse Strategy
Has links to network partners and further resources

New Brunswick:

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick

Adult Protection Program for vulnerable adults, general information and referrals.
Call 1-866-444-8838 (Weekdays 8:30 am to 5 pm)
After-hours emergencies: 1-800-442-9799

Newfoundland & Labrador:

Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA)
Toll- free information and referral line that is answered by seniors with training.
Call: 1-800-563-5599

Newfoundland Legal Aid Line: 1-800-563-9911

Nova Scotia:

Senior Abuse Line: 1- 877- 833- 3377- Government of Nova Scotia

Adult Protection Services at the Department of Health: 1- 800- 225- 7225
Adult Protection workers can intervene and offer services to help those in need of protection, including those in licensed health facilities.


Island Help Line
Toll Free Help to find solutions to your problems: 1-800-218-2885


Elder Abuse Awareness– Government of Quebec

Victim Supportand Elder Abuse Support Line: 1-888-489-2287- Government of Quebec

Legal Aid418 644-4545-Government of Quebec

Pro Bono Quebec– 514 954-3434


Seniors’ Services/Adult Protection Unit(867) 456-3946 Toll-free 1-800-661-0408 (ext. 3946)

Northwest Territories:

Department of Health and Social Servicesat 867-920-8927

Family Violence Crisis Line: 1-866-223-7775 or873-8257 in Yellowknife


Elders Support Phone LineToll-free: 1-866-684-5056