News in Abuse and Family Violence
Judith Wahl, Executive Director of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE), says licensing requirements and care standards enforceable by a body separate from the industry are required to support and protect retirement home tenants.
Topics in the ACE Fall/Winter 2011 newsletter include a court case about when to withdraw a patient from life support, reprisals against whistle-blowers, CPP and OAS issues, and consent to sexual activity.
A CBC documentary looks at a class action lawsuit against three Ontario institutions for the developmentally disabled and the two women whose childhood stories sparked the suit.
Ontario nursing homes and seniors advocates have created a task force to stop abuse in their facilites after a Star investigation found vulnerable residents are beaten, neglected and even raped by staff.
The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development has announced that the government is seeking applications for elder abuse prevention projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
After She Leaves is online training for those supporting survivors through the family court process.
The court ordered the new trial, ruling the trial judge applied a subjective standard concerning the duration of the spanking.
A London, Ontario, project is aimed at addressing family violence in immigrant and refugee communities. The province is supporting the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, which helps families that have re-located to London from international conflict zones.
Thanks to a handful of trailblazers, one of society's ugliest hidden crimes has emerged from the shadows, says Carol Goar in a Toronto Star editorial.
Topics in The Advocate include elder abuse, energy rebillers, accessibility standards for customer care, and the Canadian citizenship test.