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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime

This booklet describes the different types of elder abuse, the signs and symptoms of elder abuse, why it happens and why it is seldom reported. It also includes information on how to get help and support, and lists resources available in communities across Ontario.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Older Women and Domestic Violence

This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC, and Rochella Vassell from Elder Abuse Ontario, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project. It is hosted by CLEO. 

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General: Family Law

This is the Family Law section of the Attorney General’s website. It has information and links to these Family Law topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Resources for seniors – Benefits Finder

This Government of Canada website has information for seniors on income assistance benefits and financial abuse. There are also links to information about social isolation, caregiving, planning for aging, age-friendly workplaces, things every older Canadian should know about, and a tool that suggests which benefits an older person might be eligible for.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

What Is Elder Abuse?

This section of the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse describes what elder abuse is; what forms it takes, such as physical, sexual, and financial abuse; how to recognize it and how to prevent it; how to get help; and it includes frequently asked questions.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Information for Victims

These publications produced by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) have information on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and provide tools and information for survivors of crime and those who support them. These publications include three booklets in a series entitled Are You a Victim of Crime?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

The Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board: An Option for Survivors of Violence

Recorded on May 27, 2016 – For women survivors of sexual violence, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) can be a legal option, with or without going to the police, or going through a criminal trial.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

It’s Not Right! – Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults

This website has information about elder abuse, with brochures and videos on these topics:

  • What You Can Do When Abuse or Neglect Is Happening to an Older Adult in Your Life
  • How You Can Identify Abuse and Help Older Adults at Risk
  • What You Can Do to Keep Yourself Safe from Abuse

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011

The SSL provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse. Trained counsellors also provide safety planning and supportive counseling for older adults who are being abused or are at risk of abuse. Family members and service providers can also call for information about community services.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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