Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative (AFMI)
Provincial Elder Abuse Strategy

The Provincial Elder Abuse Strategy is a provincial strategy to help prevent the abuse of older adults. The Provincial Elder Abuse Strategy continues to evolve to meet the needs of our community.

Key components:

  • a Seniors Abuse Support Line which provides information, referral, counseling and follow-up support
  • elder abuse counseling services are provided through A&O to older individuals who are experiencing abuse and living in Winnipeg
  • support for a Safe Suite Program which offers crisis accommodation (three suites located in Winnipeg) for older adults who are in need of a safe place to stay due to abuse or neglect
  • support for Prevent Elder Abuse Manitoba (led by Good Neighbours Active Living Centre) which is a provincial interdisciplinary network of service providers, that aims to increase awareness, and support communities in preventing the abuse of older Manitobans
  • consultation with communities and regions throughout Manitoba to develop coordinated community responses to elder abuse

Where do I go for help?

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.
  • The Seniors Abuse Support Line can provide information, referral and support. Call toll-free 1-888-896-7183.
  • Contact the Protection for Persons in Care Office if you are concerned about someone living in a personal care home, hospital or any other health care facility. Call 204-788-6366 in Winnipeg or toll free 1-866-440-6366 outside Winnipeg.
  • A Legal Information Guide for Seniors