Abuse of Older Adults

Addressing the abuse of older adults, or elder abuse, is a major strategic priority for the NWT Network to Prevent the Abuse of Older Adults. The initial research by the NWT Seniors’ Society in 2010 as part of the Making Connections: Building Networks to Prevent the Abuse of Older Adults, clearly showed that abuse of older adults continues to be a major issue in communities throughout the NWT. This was identified in the Making Connections Building Networks to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults Phase I Research Report.

Older adult abuse takes on many forms including: physical, psychological, financial, verbal, sexual, and emotional abuse, with financial abuse being the most prevalent. This is consistent with the situation across Canada.

We hope this site is a useful tool for you to find more information about the abuse of older adults at a community, territorial, national, and international level.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Executive Director of the NWT Seniors’ Society, Suzette Montreuil.

Information for this section was compiled using the following resources:

Elder Abuse OntarioCanadian Network for the Prevention of Elder AbusePrevent Elder Abuse Manitoba