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
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.
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.