Taking Action Against Elder Abuse

Coordinated Community Response Grant Program

The Taking Action Against Elder Abuse Co-ordinated Community Response Grant Program supports the development or enhancement of co-ordinated community response models. Through a response model, community and government organizations work together to co-ordinate supports and services and increase their capacity to respond to elder abuse.

What does this grant program support?

The program supports the development or enhancement of co-ordinated community responses to elder abuse in Alberta through improved co-ordination among service providers.

Eligible activities must support the development of a new co-ordinated community response to elder abuse, or enhance or formalize an existing co-ordinated community response model. Grant applications must demonstrate the formal commitment of a minimum of five community organizations involved in providing services and supports to seniors including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Seniors centres
  • Police and victim services
  • Health service providers
  • Family and Community Support Services
  • Housing providers
  • Indigenous organizations
  • LGBTQ+-serving organizations
  • Cultural and immigrant-serving organizations

Regional co-operation is expected, where appropriate.

How much funding is available?

A maximum of $75,000 in seed funding is available for the final term of the grant program, ending Dec. 31, 2018. Maximum funding for the three-year grant program is $150,000.

What can this funding be used for?

Funding will be provided for costs directly associated with the establishment or enhancement of a co-ordinated community response model. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Bringing community service providers together to work through planning stages associated with developing a model
  • Developing strategies to raise awareness, identifying training opportunities for service providers, identifying best practices
  • Hiring a co-ordinator or consultant
  • Developing an evaluation plan

Funding will not be provided to support direct case management or expenses incurred prior to application approval, research, attendance at training events or conferences, or development of awareness-raising resources or tools.

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