Abuse and Family Violence

Abuse and family violence can take the form of physical, psychological, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse. Abuse happens in all kinds of families, including people of all income levels, ethnocultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

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Steps to Justice – Abuse and Family Violence

Steps to Justice is a website that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Reporting child abuse and neglect

This section of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website explains the "duty to report" to a children's aid society any suspicions that a child may be in need of protection. There are links to questions and answers on the topic and a description of the signs of child abuse and neglect.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Elder Abuse

Written for seniors, this section of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) web site defines elder abuse and explains when it is a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada. There are also Frequently Asked Questions, a link to ACE's training manual on the issue of elder abuse, and information from other organizations.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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