Abuse & Family Violence FAQ
Read our FAQ on Abuse and Family Violence.
Abuse of Older Adults FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about the Abuse of Older Adults/Elder Abuse.
Alberta Laws Concerning Elder Abuse
This tip sheet lists the main pieces of Alberta and federal legislation that relate most closely to elder abuse.
Capacity Matters: Elements of Legal Tools
A chart summarizing the elements of each legal tool that can be used for the prevention of elder abuse.
Civil Law Remedies
Information on getting restraining orders and filing lawsuits for adults who've experienced sexual violence.
This booklet provides information on what elder abuse is, how to recognize it and what to do about it.
Elder Abuse: Defined
A summary of the types, examples and possible indicators of elder abuse.
Elder Abuse: If Plans Haven’t Been Made
A summary of legal remedies that can be taken when the best options have not been put in place to prevent elder abuse.
Elder Abuse: Let’s Talk
This tip sheet outlines the steps in setting up a plan and suggestions on how to have the conversation with your loved ones.
Elder Abuse: Let’s Talk Elder Abuse – Resource Manual
Developed for use in workshops, this manual could be used as a reference guide. It has three modules.
Elder Abuse: Let’s Talk Elder Abuse Facilitator’s Guide
Elder Abuse: Let's Talk Elder Abuse This guide is to be used for facilitating a workshop on the prevention of elder abuse. The audience for your sessions is assumed to...
Elder Abuse: Planning Ahead
This tip sheet describes documents that can be set up by an older adult, before his/her incapacity, that can help prevent elder abuse.
Emergency Protection Orders
An Emergency Protection Order (EPO) is a legal tool intended to protect Albertans experiencing family violence.
Exclusive Possession Orders
This guide explains what you need to know about exclusive possession orders.
Gathering Evidence of Abuse
If you have experienced domestic violence, it is important to document and gather information about your experiences in case you have to make a court application.
Getting Legal Help
Information on how to find and talk to a lawyer for those who have experienced sexual violence.
Going to the Police
Learn what happens when you report domestic violence to the Police and how they can help you.
Help with Finances
If you are thinking about leaving an abusive relationship, this guide will explain financial support options that may be available.
Keeping the Abuser Away
In Alberta, there are different kinds of no contact (or protection orders) to prevent the person causing you harm from seeing or contacting you.
Legal Info for Senior Albertans
Learn more about elder abuse with our guided pathway – how to identify, prevent, and deal with it.
Mental Capacity and Elder Abuse
This tip sheet describes mental capacity and its importance in determining the options that are available in the prevention of elder abuse.
Oaknet.ca is an excellent source of legal information on topics of interest to older Canadians.
Queen’s Bench Protection Orders
A Queen's Bench Protection Order (QBPO) is a legal tool intended to protect Albertans experiencing family violence.
Renting and Ending Your Lease Early
Tenants experiencing domestic violence may be able to end their lease early, without financial penalty.
Reporting Sexual Violence to Police
Information on the criminal justice system for adults who have experienced sexual violence.
Responding to Sexual Violence
Information on the legal options available to adults who have experienced sexual violence.
A Restraining Order is a type of no contact order that can be issued by a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench. This booklet will explain what you need...
Serving Documents on an Abusive Party
This booklet explains what you need to know about serving documents on an abusive spouse or partner.
Sexual Violence and Consent
Information on the forms of sexual violence and the law of consent.
Sexual Violence within a Family
Information on how the Protection Against Family Violence Act can address violence within a family.
What is Abuse?
This booklet talks about the different types of abuse and how to recognize them.
When Elder Abuse Involves the Police
This tip sheet describes the process involved when elder abuse has been reported to the police.
Visit Willownet.ca, CPLEA's website dedicated to Abuse and the Law in Alberta.