This page is for older women who feel uncomfortable or unsafe in their home because they are being treated badly by someone who lives or visits there.
The information will help you decide: if what you are experiencing is abuse, why you should seek help, and how and where to find the help you need to be safer.
Part One of this page was created in 2009 by a group of older Ontario women with ‘lived expertise’ of abuse. The project was supported by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) and received financial assistance from Status of Women Canada (SWC).
Part Two of this page is a BC adaptation of the resource list put forward by the NICE “Bridging Aging and Women Abuse” project team in Ontario. Inclusion of an organization/program in this resource directory does not imply endorsement, nor does exclusion imply lack of endorsement.
Funding assistance for this BC directory was provided by New Horizons for Seniors, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.