Elder Support

The purpose of this project was to increase awareness and to prevent and reduce the risk of abuse of older adults.  Raising awareness is a key to addressing senior and elder abuse.  In discussing it openly we can work towards creating an environment where it can be recognized and addressed.


Goals of this project were:

  • To promote the awareness and recognition of all types of abuse of older adults.
  • To increase the safety and security of older adults within Yukon communities.
  • To educate older adults, as well as family members and professionals providing services and support to them.
  • To empower older adults to action in planning and preparing for support when no longer able to make decisions on their own.
  • To develop community connections so that those interested in prevention of abuse of older adults can work together.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program



Video of conference panel discussion on “Enlightening Stories of Support and Respect”:

Yukon produced videos of fictional stories of potential abuse of two older adults:

Other documents about elder abuse impacts and prevention


“Perspectives” – February 26, 2014

A  bilingual Conference on conversations of Abuse of Older Adults (Conversations sur la prévention d’abus des personnes aînées) coordinated by L’association franco-yukonnaise in partnership with YPLEA.

Tips for Seniors and Safety Elders-Whitehorse Event