Elder abuse resources

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Who to call

Here is a list of provincial and community elder abuse resources:

  • Anyone who is being abused and is in imminent danger should contact the police immediately; dial 911.
  • Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818 for information, advice and referrals. This 24 hour number is toll-free and available 7 days a week. Service is provided in over 170 languages.
  • Safeguards for Vulnerable Adults Information and Reporting Line: 1-888-357-9339 toll-free to report: 
    • The abuse of an adult receiving publicly funded care or support services Protection for Persons in Care; 
    • Complaints of non-compliance to the accommodation standards for supported living and long-term care facilities Accommodation Standards; or
    • The actions of a co-decision maker, guardian or trustee Office of the Public Guardian.
  • Health Link Alberta: 1-866-408-5465, 24 hours, provides advice and information on health related topics.
  • Calgary Kerby Elder Abuse Line: 403-705-3250, 24 hours
  • Edmonton Elder Abuse Intervention Team: 780-477-2929
  • Edmonton Seniors Abuse Help Line: 780-454-8888, 24 hours
  • Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization: 403-320-2222 Ext 25
  • Medicine Hat Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders (CRANE): 403-529-4798 ,24 hours
  • Red Deer Helping Elder Abuse Reduction (H.E.A.R.) Resource Information Line:  403-346-6076 or 1-877-454-2580 toll-free, 24 hours, to speak to an advocate.
  • St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF): 780-459-0433 
  • St. Albert 50+ Club: 780-459-0433 Ext. 2  
  • Strathcona County Elder Abuse Line: 780-464-7233
  • The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network website facilitates the sharing of knowledge, resources and tools about elder abuse amongst people who work with seniors in Alberta. Visit the website at www.albertaelderabuse.ca.


What every older Canadian should know

What Every Older Canadian Should Know fact sheets were developed to encourage older Canadians to make informed decisions about their financial well-being, and to protect themselves from financial abuse. They were produced for the federal/provincial/territorial ministers responsible for seniors.