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If you or someone you know is at immediate risk or harm call 911
For 24 hour support and referral, call Family Violence Info Line 310-1818

If you or someone you know is at immediate risk or harm call 911
For 24 hour support and referral, call Family Violence Info Line 310-1818

What is the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council?

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a group of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse. Canada’s fastest growing population is over the age of 65 and rapidly becoming vulnerable to abuse that can rob older adults of their well-being and dignity.

● A province-wide network of professionals
● Representing communities across Alberta
● Promoting the well-being and security of older adults
● Working to increase community awareness
● Developing resources to address and educate about elder abuse

 Please click here to review our Strategic Plan.

Interested in becoming a member? Please visit our Membership page.

If you are concerned about a loved one or someone in your community, please click here to find the closest agency to contact for help.

The AEAAC was first formed in 2002, since that time we have undergone a name change, developed a new logo, developed resources, hosted several learning events, and became a non-profit society. What has never changed in that time is our dedication to raising awareness and addressing elder abuse.

Our Vision: Alberta’s older adults are valued and live free from abuse.
Our Mission: We are a council of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting community responses to elder abuse.

History

2002  Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network (AEAAN) forms

2003  First commercial developed and elder abuse police orientation video created

2005  Community Resource Kit launched

2006  “Face it” posters and bookmarks printed and distributed

2006  1st World Elder Abuse Awareness Day public service announcements and events across Alberta hosted by AEAAN members

2007  Website launch www.albertaelderabuse.ca

2009/2010  Partner with Alberta Seniors and Community Supports in: Financial Abuse Fact Sheet, Financial Abuse Rack Card, Service Provider Screening Guide, A Guide to Supported Decision-Making, and a province-wide elder abuse tracking form

2011  First Alberta Elder Abuse Conference (Edmonton)

2015  Second Alberta Elder Abuse Conference (Calgary)

2016  Registered as a Non-Profit Society in Alberta and changed our name from Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network (AEAAN) to Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC)

2017  Updated logo, secured 3-year grant from the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Seniors, hired a Council Development Specialist, opened up for membership, and launched It’s Not Right: Neighbours, Friends and Family (INR) as an on-going program of the AEAAC

2018  Created a communications plan, hosted a conference (Edmonton) and begun our newsletter

2019  Co-hosted a pre-conference day at Diverse Voices (Edmonton) focused on Elder Abuse, hired a temporary INR coordinator, developed a sustainable funding plan, business execution plan, and evaluation plan

2020  The AEAAC received Red Cross funding and were able to hire a Special Projects Coordinator. As part of the project online training for Taking Action Against Elder Abuse and It’s Not Right: Neighbours, Friends, and Family were delivered to attendees from across the province. The project was also able to develop a resource guide for older adults which will be published in 2021. The AEAAC was able to conduct an educational survey to hear from service providers what areas they would like to have further training or presentations on. AEAAC was also active on the CORE Alberta Elder Abuse Group, and co-hosted several presentations on that platform.

Alberta Seniors and Housing

Thank you to Alberta Seniors and Housing for their ongoing support as a Funder and Partner

Our Values

Our belief is that no one organization has a broad enough scope to address the complex issue of elder abuse in its entirety. A truly effective community response involves many stakeholders working in collaboration.

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