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RScreen Shot 2016 06 15 at 11.32.37 AMoads to Safety is "a plain language handbook on legal issues relevant to older women fleeing abuse, including:

  • Emergency information
  • Safety planning
  • Decision-making rights
  • Immigration rights
  • Getting legal help
  • Financial assistance
  • Applying for a pension
  • Applying for housing supports
  • Protection orders and peace bonds
  • Keeping grandchildren safe
  • Steps to protect yourself from financial abuse
  • Property division after separation or divorce
  • Resources for support"


Roads to Safety is part of The Older Women’s Legal Education Project, "a collaboration between West Coast LEAF and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law aiming to address a serious gap in existing public legal education resources: information tailored to older women fleeing abuse. "

Source: West Coast LEAF

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When Elder Abuse Involves the Police "Calling the police is an important way for the abused older adult to be protected and one way to prevent future occurances." 

Source: The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta

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Legal Issues in Residential Care An Advocates Manual "The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) is proud to present our Clicklaw Wikibook, Legal Issues in Residential Care: An Advocate’s Manual, an online guide to legal issues with regard to residential care in British Columbia, and the processes and solutions needed to deal with them. This e-book is primarily meant for legal and health care professionals working to support people in residential care, as well as the BCCEAS legal team."

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The Legal Toolkit for Seniors provides an overview of various legal  tools that might help mentally competent seniors to plan for a safe and secure future.

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Download the full toolkit here

Source:  Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick

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CAOT Legal

"Produced by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, this resource will
 • Provide a summary of key laws relevant to elder abuse and neglect • Identify obligations to respond to abuse, neglect and risk
• Identify key agencies to contact if you are concerned that an older adult is being abused or neglected
• Outline the relationship between mental capacity and the law in relation to elder abuse
• Discuss the impact of professional confidentiality obligations and privacy law on the ability of professionals to disclose an older adult’s confidential information in order to follow up on concerns regarding abuse and neglect
• Provide a list of resources."

Source: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists


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