Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada

Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada

On April 12, 2022, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law published an updated version of their Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada. This resource discusses relevant laws in each province and territory. The Practical Guide:

  • Explains what elder abuse is
  • Identifies guiding principles for best practice
  • Provides a summary of key laws relevant to elder abuse and neglect
  • Identifies obligations to respond to abuse, neglect and risk
  • Identifies key agencies to contact if you are concerned that an older adult is being abused or neglected
  • Outlines the relationship between mental capacity and abuse
  • Discusses the impact of professional confidentiality obligations and privacy law on abuse and neglect response
  • Provides a list of resource agencies

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