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Abuse and Neglect

Elder Abuse

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network

Learn the signs and break the silence. Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of any older adult.

This site includes:

  • Who to call if you suspect a senior is being abused
  • Facts on elder abuse
  • Elder abuse resources


Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The primary objective of the CDHA course, "Elder Abuse and Neglect for Dental Hygienists", is to increase the number of dental hygienists across the country who are knowledgeable in detecting, and confident in advocating against elder abuse and neglect.


Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting

Connect to Support and Services through Alberta Human Services

Talk to trained staff over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 170 languages. Chat anonymously online with staff from noon to 8:00 p.m., daily. 

Family Violence Info Line 310‑1818 

Bullying Helpline 1‑888‑456‑2323 

Child Abuse Hotline 1‑800‑387‑5437 


Abuse, Neglect and Bullying Internal Link
Please visit these links for more information on topics related to child abuse, family violence, sexual abuse and bullying.


Responding to Child Abuse Internal Link
Anyone who has reason to believe, that a child has been, or there is substantial risk that he or she will be abused or neglected by a parent/guardian, has a legal duty under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act to promptly report the matter to a caseworker.


Reporting Child Abuse Internal Link
Contact your local Child and Family Services Office or Delegated First Nations Agency, or call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-387-KIDS (5437) or police/RCMP.


Protection of Persons in Care Internal Link
The Protection for Persons in Care Act (PPCA) requires that every individual who has reasonable grounds to believe there is or has been abuse involving a client to report that abuse as soon as possible.


Understanding the Persons in Care Act Internal Link
The PPCA is an important law that promotes the prevention and reporting of abuse of adult Albertans who receive care or support services that are funded, directly or indirectly, by the Government of Alberta. Service providers must take reasonable steps to protect clients from abuse, while providing care or support services. The PPCA requires service providers to prevent abuse of clients and requires abuse to be reported. The PPCA also ensures that reports of abuse made to Protection for Persons