If you are experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you suspect that an older adult is being harmed or mistreated, there is help available in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
In case of emergency and immediate danger, please call 9-1-1
R.C.M.P. Complaint Line 780-788-4040
Family Violence Crisis Line 780-743-1190
St. Aidan’s Society 780-743-4370 ext. 2
For Help with Elder Abuse call the Waypoints Crisis Line 780-743-1190
Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council Members:
Pam Burns, St. Aidan’s Society 780-743-4370 ext. 2 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Andrejiw, RMWB Community and Protective Services Department 780-792-5511 / email@example.com
What We’re Doing in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
St. Aidan’s Society took the lead in a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) for Elder Abuse in the RMWB beginning in September 2015. The CCR for Elder Abuse Committee was formed and has approximately 20 local organizations who have various levels of involvement, and are working together to create a local collaborative response to deal with elder abuse in our region. Having this process will assist our community in the prevention and intervention of elder abuse in this region, with the ultimate goal of safety for seniors. The target date for completion of this model is December 2017.
For more information please contact the CCR Coordinator, Pam Burns at 780-743-4370 ext. 2.
As a province-wide network of professionals working to increase community awareness, AEAAC is represented by communities across Alberta.
If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse and would like some information and help, please see the Getting Help section for resources and contact information.
If you would like more general information about the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council please contact the representative in your community.