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June 13, 2019

“Elder abuse is real. If you think it is not happening in your community, think again.”
Studies show that as many as one in five older adults has been impacted by some form of financial abuse, scam or harm. We all can play a meaningful role in preventing these crimes by having bigger conversations to raise awareness.

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May 27th, 2019
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

''Effective representation of older adult clients involves lawyers understanding privacy law.  Our expert faculty will help you navigate the substantive, legal, practical, and procedural matters involved in safeguarding and representing the privacy interests of older adult clients. Analysis and discussion will cover banking, long-term care homes, records and other key areas. Attend this essential program to get the insight you need to round out your comprehensive approach to serving this growing population.''

This program is also available as a LIVE WEBCAST

To view the full program agenda, please click here.

Monday, May 27, 2019
Registration: 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:  OBA Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8 


CBA Member: $195* | CBA Student Member: $75* | Non-Member: $295*
Additional charge for hard copy materials:  CBA Member: $45* | Non-Member: $85*
(includes e-materials access)
*plus applicable taxes



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 How Do We Get To SAFETY PLANNING Webinar Series - Part 2
Understanding and Responding to Responsive Behaviours to Support Older Adults and their Caregivers

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free webinar - REGISTER HERE

Assessing risk is how we get to safety planning.
Different kinds of risk can arise in older adult relationships, where cognitive impairment is present. When domestic violence occurs how prepared are social service and health care professionals to support older adults in domestic violence situations?

This webinar will explain how to assess risk, the importance of supporting older adults and their caregivers living with dementia, and the importance of working collaboratively with various disciplines to provide a holistic view of these complex situations, that may include domestic violence.
Working together to better understand risk, we can provide support and increase safety for everyone. We hope that you can join us.  

Elder Abuse Ontario partnered with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to update our Safety Planning Toolkit to include communication strategies for safety planning for individuals living with dementia.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the role of Behavioural Supports Ontario (HNHB LHIN) to support older adults with responsive behaviours and their caregivers.
  • Gaining insight on the difference between responsive behaviors vs coercive control when domestic violence occurs. 
  • Becoming knowledgeable of BSO tools to assess changes in risk and approaches to safety planning within the context of responsive behaviours. 
  • Learning about collaborative team approaches in service provision that support older adults living at-risk to optimize senior's functioning and quality of life. 
  • Becoming aware of safety planning options for the person with dementia and their care partner and interventions to maintain wellness. 
  • Learning about the Safe Pathways Project and the importance of connecting with support services.


  • Sudha Vavilla  M.Phil, MSW, RSW
    Team Lead - BSO Clinicians, Community and Intensive Case Management
    Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton and Halton
  • Jody Weiler, B.A. B.A.Sc., MSW, RSW
    Vulnerable Seniors Team Lead, CMHA, Waterloo-Wellington
  • Cathy Sturdy Smith, MSc
    Manager, Specialized Geriatric Services, CMHA, Waterloo-Wellington
  • Laura Sullivan 
    Seniors at Risk Clinical Consultant, CMHA, Waterloo-Wellington
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Free Webinar 
February 20, 9 AM NST

All adults are considered capable unless proven otherwise. When there are situations of risk, sometimes capacity is questioned. This webinar explores the laws and practices in place to address those issues.
The webinar is supported by the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, an integral part of SeniorsNL, in partnership with the Aging and Seniors Division, Department of CSSD, Government of NL.


  • Henry Kielley, Acting Director, Aging and Seniors Division, Department of CSSD, Government of NL
  • Carol Snelgrove, Adult Protection Policy & Training Specialist, CSSD, Government of NL 
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Protect Your Money (free webinar)
March 25, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time

Register here

This webinar will help service providers working with older adults at risk of financial abuse

  • Evidence: What is known about financial abuse?
  • Defining and conceptualizing financial abuse: What is the financial abuse of older adults?
  • Complexity: Social isolation, cognitive challenges, interdependence and undue influence
  • Financial Fraud: What are some common frauds and scams?
  • Action: How to recognize the warning signs.
  • Intervention: what you can do about elder abuse, who to contact, and where to find resources.


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