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This section provides resources and information for NWT residents and service providers, information from other areas of Canada, as well as research and information on older adult abuse.

If you find a missing link or have a suggestion for other resources, please contact the NWT Seniors’ Society.

seniots Information Line and Handboo

Seniors’ Information Line
& Handbook

The Seniors’ Information Line 

The Seniors’ Information Line is a resource to older adults, service providers, caregivers and family. This service informs seniors and elders about programs and services, and assists those who are struggling with access to programs. It can help older adults dealing with abuse by listening and providing information.

This is a telephone service offered by the NWT Seniors’ Society. We are available Monday to Friday during work hours. If we are not in the office, we will get back to you. If you have a problem and want to talk confidentially call: 
867-920-7444 or toll-free: 1-800-661-0878

Seniors’ Information Handbook  

If you are 50 years or older and live in the NWT, the Seniors’ Information Handbook is a convenient resource and contains a comprehensive source of information about programs and services available in the NWT.  The handbook was prepared in partnership with NWT Housing Corporation and the GNWT Departments of Health and Social Services, Education, Culture and Employment, Municipal and Community Affairs and Transportation. First published in 2001, this latest edition (2017) continues to be a good source of information.

If you would like a hard copy of the handbook please contact theCommunications Unit of Department of Health & Social Services at (867) 767-9052, ext. 49034 or email

Victim Services

Victim Services

Through the Community Justice and Policing Division, the Department of Justice offers services to victims that aim to assist with the emotional and physical consequences of crime and the associated justice processes. For a complete listof services available, see their website here.

Two great resources to further help:

Victim Services Information

Victims of Crime Emergency Fund



If you are in danger, call 911

The RCMP will assure the safety of the elder, and provide immediate assistance if necessary.


Strategic Priorities

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 above-mentioned report.

Indigenous Knowledge 

Other reports


Local reports

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