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Canadian Centre for Elder Law LogoThis is an introductory elder abuse workshop from the Canadian Centre for Elder Law.  This workshop has been created for volunteers who work with older people and Boards of Directors of organizations that serve aging clients. 

There are 3 types of resources available:

  • A workshop in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, including slide notes for the workshop facilitator.  
  • A Resources Handout, including agencies that respond to reports of elder abuse, and organizations that provide legal advice, referrals and victim assistance.  
  • A list of key questions for Boards of Directors to consider in ensuring their organization is prepared to respond to concerns about adults who have been abused or neglected.

The workshop answers the questions:

  • What is elder abuse?
  • What are the laws that apply to elder abuse and neglect?
  • What can I do if I have concerns that an older person is being abused or neglected?

The workshop is divided into 4 parts: 1. What is elder abuse and neglect? ; 2. When and how are you required to respond to elder abuse? ; 3. How do you identify the best response? ; 4. Who to call for more information or to respond to concerns about abuse?

The law is different in every province and territory in Canada, as are the resource agencies available.  There are 26 versions of the workshop available through this website: one for each province and territory and each workshop is available in French and English.


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