Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)

Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support) is a non profit organization delivering programs and initiatives to prevent elder abuse. Services include the Seniors Abuse and Information Line, Victim Services Program, Legal Advocacy Program, the Elder Law Clinic, and Workshops and Training. Seniors First BC advocates for legal and social justice for older adults in BC.

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These fact sheets provide basic information about the abuse of seniors. They cover psychological and emotional abuse, financial abuse or exploitation, physical or sexual abuse, medication abuse, and violation of ...
Also available in: French
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This info sheet includes some helpful tips for making a report with the police, information about what happens after a report is made and what happens to the person accused (bail, recognizance and peace bonds).
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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There are formal and informal ways to give someone permission to help us manage our financial affairs. If you decide to take a more formal step, this information sheet outlines some common options. All of them can be ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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There is no crime called "senior abuse" or "elder abuse" but many of the behaviours that we call "abuse" are crimes that can occur against people of any age. This fact sheet provides examples, covering situations of ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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This info sheet includes tips on advocacy agencies, free legal information phone numbers, research sources and suggestions for pro-bono clinics, legal aid, notaries, lawyers and much more. There are also several ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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Understandably, there are questions about how the justice system works. This info sheet includes descriptions of the roles of police, the Crown counsel, victim service workers as well as information about compensation ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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This handout provides some definitions and examples of abuse, as well as a list of what to look for when assessing if an elder is being abused. It also provides some helpful communication tips and several phone numbers ...
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This advocate’s manual is intended as a primary resource for legal staff at the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) in serving individual clients. It will also be useful to advocates and professionals in ...
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