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We were deeply disappointed that the Demographic Planning Commission has failedto hear the strongconcernswhich we brought forward during the Hearings.Concerns, that In Alberta, seniors are being denied rights and protection.That in Alberta elder care facilities, seniors can be harmed with impunity becausethere is no viable, enforceable legislation. The Protection For Persons in Care Act isnon-punitive […]


Victor, a senior, has been detained in the day room, of Stn. # 47 ofRockyview Hospitalsince April 25/08, eight months.He is not allowed to leave the ward. His daughter was named the agent of a PersonalDirectivewhich has been activated. Two Form I’s signed by physicians state that he has “poor insight and judgement”, which are […]


Values Visit our Blog We, the Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society, speak in defense of the frail, dependent elderly. We lobby for senior rights, charter rights, constitutional rights and human rights. We challenge the injustices which are perpetrated against seniors. We are raising the consciousness and conscience concerning the aged. Those who have endured hardships, […]

Letter to Minister of Community Development Gene Zwozdesky

Further to our correspondence of January 2, 2001 concerning this matter, our meeting of October 30, 2003, and further correspondence of November 12, 2003. We again appeal to you to include the noted amendments to the said legislation…

Personal Directives Act

We ask that your government legislate that all enacted Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney be registered with the provincial government…

National Seniors Council Regional Meetings on Elder Abuse

We were most graciously invited to attend the National Regional Council meeting on September 26th, 2007 held in Calgary, Alberta, chaired by Mr. Jean-Guy Souliere…

Injuries at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital

This lady is under the care of the Office of the Public Trustee and Public Guardian… Note: Contains some graphic images

What is Elder Abuse?

In this article, we provide a thourough analysis of what Elder Abuse can be, in its many forms. There are also signs that can help in identifying Elder Abuse.

Abuse of the mentally ill

Physicians have a powerful quasi-judicial position in society in that they can detain lawful citizens behind locked doors and remove all property and human rights…

Government Legislation

The Canadian Human Rights Declaration proclaims that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principals of fundamental justice…

Lawsuit: Elder Advocates et al vs. Crown

We are pleased to announce that Court of Queens Bench, Madame Justice Sheila Greckol has certified this as a class action…

Group Homes Licensed by Social Care Facilities Licensing Act

Fire safety is obviously being disregarded. Who could evacuate these helpless persons in the event of a fire?

James Bain: Failure To Provide The Necessities Of Life

Case study of James Bain, including a letter to the Minister of Justice, and photos of his condition. Warning: contains some disturbing images

Emma Kadnar: Diapering of Continent Senior

Further to a meeting of September 25/07, with the Guardians of Emma Kadnar and management staff of the Salem Manor Nursing Home (attached Agenda) there appears to have been no amelioration of Emma Kadnar’s situation…

Competency Issues

A commentary on the process of declaring Seniors Incompetant, looking at the Dependent Adults Act, Personal Directives Act, Powers of Attorney Act, and Mental Health Act.