Elder Abuse Awareness

Elder Abuse Awareness Resources

National First Nations React Tool


Chief Robert Joseph on the dynamics of Elder Abuse


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day



Resources for BC

 Adult Protection Legislation and Substitute Decision Making

Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia

700-808 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3

Tel: 604-660-4444 Fax: 604-660-0374

Email: mail@trustee.bc.ca

Website: http://www.trustee.bc.ca/services/services-to-adults/Pages/healthcare-decisions.aspx


Designated Agencies to Receive Reports and Investigate Abuse,

Neglect and Self-Neglect of Vulnerable Adults

Community Living BC

Toll Free: 1-877-660-2522

Email: info@communitylivingbc.ca

Website: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/


Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Phone: 604-736-2033

Toll Free: 1-866-884-0888

Website: http://vchreact.ca/report.htm


Fraser Health Authority

Phone: 604-587-4600

Website: http://www.fraserhealth.ca/your_care/adult_abuse_and_neglect


Vancouver Island Health Authority

Phone: 250-370-8699

Website: http://www.viha.ca/


Interior Health Authority

Phone: 250-862-4200




Northern Health Authority

Phone: 250-565-2649

Website: http://www.northernhealth.ca/

Providence Health Care Society

Phone: 604-806-8221

Website: http://www.providencehealthcare.org/geriatrics-elder-care-seniors-care

Mental Health Legislation

Guide to the Mental Health Act: 



Financial Abuse Resources

Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia (PGT)

Phone: 604-660-4444

Toll Free: 1-800-663-7867

Email: mail@trustee.bc.ca

Website: www.trustee.bc.ca



Toll Free: 1-800-563-0808

TTY: 604-875-0885

Email: VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

VictimLINK is a province-wide telephone help line for victims of family and sexual violence, and all other crimes. Service is multilingual and available 24 hours a day.



Toll Free: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477

Website: www.bccrimestoppers.com


Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division – British Columbia

General Inquiries: 604-264-3111

Website: www.bc.rcmp.ca

Fraud victims: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/victims-guide-victimes-eng.htm


Phone Busters

Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501

Email: info@antifraudcentre.ca

Website: www.phonebusters.com

Phone line operated by the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police to provide information about frauds and scams and take reports from people who believe they are victims of fraud.


ABCs of Fraud Awareness Program

Website: http://www.abcfraud.ca/


Reporting Economic Crime Online (RECOL)

Website: www.recol.ca

Allows privacy-protected online reporting of frauds through an

electronic complaints form.


Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI)

Toll Free: 1-888-451-4519

Email: ombudsman@obsi.ca

Website: www.obsi.ca

OBSI helps resolve disputes between participating banking services and Investment firms and their customers if they can't resolve disputes on their own.


Workers Protection / Compensation

Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia

P.O. Box 5350, Vancouver BC V6B 5L5

Tel: 604-273-2266 Fax: 604-276-3151

Website: www.worksafebc.com


Community Response Networks and Community


BC Association of Community Response Networks



BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BC CEAS)

Seniors Help and Information Line

Phone: 604-437-1940

Toll-Free: 1-866-437-1940

Email: info@bcceas.ca

Website: www.bcceas.ca 


Crime Victim Assistance Program

Phone: 604-660-3888

Toll Free: 1-866-660-3888

Email: SGCrimeVictimAssistanceProgram@gov.bc.ca


Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Toll Free:


TTY: 1-866-872-0113

Email: info@crisiscentre.bc.ca

Website: http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca


Victim Safety Unit

Phone: 604-660-0316

Toll Free: 1-877-315-8822

Email: vsusg@gov.bc.ca


Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Rape Crisis Centre

Phone: 604-255-634



TTY: 1-866-872-0113

Email: info@crisiscentre.bc.ca

Website: http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca


Free Crisis Line


Website: www.wavaw.ca


Victim Services Directory – Province of BC

Website: www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/directory/index.htm


BC Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT)

Phone: 604-775-2000

Toll Free: 1-888-440-8844

TTY: 604 775-2021

Email: BCHumanRightsTribunal@gov.bc.ca



Health and Seniors' Information Line

Toll Free: 1-800-465-4911


Criminal Code

Criminal Code C-46


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