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Grey Bruce Elder Abuse Prevention

project start date: January, 2016

Request copies of the Elder Abuse Resource Poster by emailing Include Elder Poster in the subject, specify whether you’d like the 8.5X11 or 11X17 poster and how many of each.

Grey Bruce  Elder Abuse Prevention (formerly known as the Seniors Safety Network)

In 2015 concerned citizens and service providers came together looking for a way to address the abuse of seniors in Grey Bruce. Violence Prevention Grey Bruce established the Seniors Safety Network in 2017. Members come from health, social services, justice, seniors’ services, community groups and community champions.

The terms elder abuse and senior abuse describe the experience of older adults who are abused, usually by someone they know and often by someone they care about.

It is abuse whenever someone limits or controls the rights and freedoms of an older adult. The older adult is unable to freely make choices because they are afraid of being humiliated, hurt, left alone, or the relationship ending. When a spouse is abusive, it is called domestic violence. Ageism and attitudes about older adults are factors in abusive situations. Abuse can be physical, verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, spiritual or neglect.

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce can offer free training sessions and workshops about elder abuse.

What can neighbours, friends & family members do to help?

See it: recognize the warning signs of abuse

Name it: talk to the older adult and name your concern

Check it: ask questions, check with professionals, and community resources, help with safety planning.

General Advice
Be patient > Listen carefully > Ask what you can do >Respect their decisions, even when you don’t agree > Learn about safety planning > Find out about local services in your area

 Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario

We are proud to partner with Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, a provincial organization dedicated to raising awareness about  and prevention elder abuse by supporting older adults and their communities. Their website includes webinars and resources.
Find them here:

Information Podcast

Listen to members of GBEAP speak about elder abuse on the Open Line

February 9 – 2021

Bayshore Broadcasting · Open Line Tuesday February 9, 2021


Partnership with Sheatre

In 2020 we partnered with Sheatre to adapt their elder abuse prevention play Ye Canna Throw Yer Granny Off A Bus! into a podcast.
Learn more about elder abuse by listening to this audio drama and the accompanying interviews with local experts and service providers.
You can find all the episodes here:

Information and Resources

Grey Bruce Elder Abuse Prevention

Elder Abuse Ontario

Seniors Safety Line

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth




Download the PDF: Elder Abuse Poster 11 17.

Download the PDF: Elder Abuse Poster 8.5 11

Current Initiatives

Grey Bruce Elder Abuse Prevention

Request copies of the Elder Abuse Resource Poster by emailing Include Elder Poster in the subject, specify whether you’d like the…

Educational Activities / Resources

VPGB has recorded some presentations for use in classrooms and home schooling.


Since 2018, VPGB has collected snapshots of violence and social insecurity to inspire conversations in our communities.

Art for Change Contest

We’re hosting a contest for middle and high school students to create and share content about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Contest closes January 17th.

Working Together Protocol

This Protocol outlines what happens when services and providers respond to sexual and domestic violence. It is designed to help service providers work together effectively and for the public to have a clearer understanding of how services and providers respond to sexual and domestic assault situations.

STOP Sexual Violence Survey

In 2017 and 2018, VPGB conducted research about sexual violence prevention in our communities. Read the findings here and join the conversation.

Anti-Human Trafficking Committee

The Human Trafficking committee formed in early 2018 to examine and respond to human trafficking in Grey and Bruce counties. Members represent…

Know Me(n) Better

In November 2017, the Men’s Program and its Advisory Committee offered a one-day forum called Know Me(n) Better at the Bayshore Community…

Research & Reports

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce has conducted many community based research projects over the years. View historic reports here.

Into the Open: Sexual Violence Prevention

In June of 2014 Violence Prevention Grey Bruce struck a sub committee to work with the community on sexual violence prevention in…

We are leading the way to a safer community.

Our shared vision is an inclusive community where all people live their lives free from all forms of violence and oppression, and have equal access to the best of what the community has to offer.

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