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''Every Resident sets out the expanded Residents' Bill of Rights, which is meant to ensure that long-term care homes are truly homes for the people who live in them.

The booklet also sets out what residents can do if they believe their rights have been violated, as well as information on where to get help. This edition has been updated with information about:

  • the new Ministry complaints process
  • contact information for health profession regulatory colleges
  • more information on informed consent to treatment''

    Source:  CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) 
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    The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources

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    ''Manitoba Justice Victim Services is undertaking a project to deliver training, information and education on the topic of sexual violence. The goal of the project is to help all Manitobans become better informed about sexual assault and how to best support survivors.

    The guide You Have Options: Help After Sexual Assault is designed to help you:

    • recognize and understand sexual assault
    • know your rights
    • understand the criminal justice system, including making a police report and going to court
    • stay safe
    • know your options
    • get counselling, support and healing

    Additionally, a series of workshops will be held across Manitoba for both community members and service providers. The Manitoba Justice Victim Services website will be updated with information about upcoming workshops throughout the year.''

    Source:  Manitoba Justice Victim Services


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    safeandsavvyA guide to help older people avoid abuse, scams and fraud.

    "We know that people over the age of 50 are at risk of financial abuse, scams and fraud. This is often called elder financial abuse. Elder financial abuse can take many forms and happen to anyone. It is a mistake to think it couldn’t happen to you or those you love. Even though it’s hard to discuss, the more we understand what elder financial abuse is, the more we can identify it, talk about it, and take action to prevent it from happening. This guide is for our older customers and their loved ones. We want you to be safe and savvy when managing your money."

    (Please note: Part 5 Advice & support for carers and Part 6- Where can I go for help are specifically targeted towards Australian resources, since this document is from Australia. The first four parts, however, can be applied and shared in most countries)

    Source: Commonwealth Bank of Australia


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