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On September 16, 2004, Elisabeth Liesje Bontane, 89 year oldmother of E.F. failed to return home from her daily attendance at the Kirby Center Daycare Program. It would be four years before Ms. F. would see her mother again.GOVERNMENT BREACHES DEPENDENT ADULT LEGISLATION She was not given information or served any documents by the Kirby […]

Unjust Selling of Property

We have learned that the farm of Emma Kadnar is to be sold. At a meeting, which you, the Honourable Minister of Seniors, Ms. M.Jablonski and others attended at the Warburg Seniors Center on April 1, 2009, Ms. Brenda Lee Doyle, Director, Office of Public Guardian, stated unequivocally, that farms and property of dependent seniors would not be liquidated unless there was a financial need to pay for the care of the senior…


Bryan Tickell’s scheme to defraud clients of the Public Guardian and Trustee of B.C. unravelled quickly after he resigned on July 27, 2007. He had been hired 9 months earlier after lying about his academic credentials and work record, and providing a phoney reference. He had been placed in charge of 217 adult clients who […]


Valleyview Care Centre owners pocket millions at taxpayers’ and employees’expense -Striking employees of Valleyview Care Centre are outraged thatDr. Kabir Jivraj, co-owner of the company that operates the facility and adirector of the company that owns it, personally received $690,000 in 2008 as part of a $16 million payout to board members and executives. Valleyview […]

Formal Complaint Filed by Flora L’Heureux

See also: NorQuest College Honours Senior Student Flora L’Heureux and Seniors Minister fails to investigate complaint by Dependent Adult against Public Guardian The Office of the Guardian has never explained to me what their role as guardian is. There has been failure on the part of the Office of the Public Guardian to obtain the […]


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…