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Family Service Toronto"The Seniors & Caregivers program launched Breaking the Silence on September 24, 2004. The guest speaker at the launch was The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

Targeted to individuals working with older persons in a variety of sectors including community services, health care, mental health and addictions, the judicial system and others, this manual uses an approach grounded in an analysis of power and control."

Source: Family Services Toronto: Seniors and Caregivers Support Services

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Public Health Agency"This report provides a gender-based analysis (GBA) of elder abuse in Canada. It provides information for creating bias-free, gender- and culturally-relevant research, policies and practices in elder abuse. It also describes the relevance and application of the findings to public health research, policies, programs and practices." Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada to enter your email and receive the full report. 

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

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The Toronto Declaration for the Prevention of Elder Abuse  "Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”. It can be of various forms: physical, psychological/emotional, sexual, financial or simply reflect intentional or unintentional neglect. This declaration is a Call for Action aimed at the prevention of elder abuse."

Source: The World Health Organization 


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