Violence and Abuse Prevention
Pre-COVID-19, elder abuse, and neglect were already experienced by approximately 1 in 6 Canadian seniors although this number is considered significantly under-reported. Financial, physical, emotional/psychological, institutional, sexual, chemical/pharmaceutical, and other forms of abuse are regularly experienced by Canadian seniors. Older adults are often neglected by family, caregivers, and increasingly, society at large. These forms of mistreatment can be the result of purposeful harm or, in many cases, a lack of understanding on the part of those in caregiving roles who are most trusted by seniors.
Since COVID-19, elder abuse and neglect appear to have significantly increased due to financial constraints, isolation, and being required to stay home with one’s abuser. Many elder abuse and neglect response agencies are anecdotally reporting a significant increase in calls and reports since March 2020. Canada is critically short of resources, awareness, response, and research directed to elder abuse and neglect.
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CNPEA launches new Roadmap for elder abuse prevention
Our partner CNPEA (Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) has launched ‘Future Us:
EAPO Virtual Provincial Conference
March 29th9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET EAPO’s (Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario) Annual Provincial conference
Your questions answered: October Edition
We constantly receive important questions from our members and always do our best to respond
A Realistic Look at Elder Mediation
On Sept 23rd, join Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario and International Advanced Elder Mediator, Julie Gill,
Elder and Family Mediation: Resolving Elder abuse and Conflicts to Healing Families
In this webinar on Sept 16th, hosted by Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, attendees will learn
Help create a national definition of elder abuse
Last month, we shared the exciting news that we were invited to join the federal