Voice of English-speaking Québec has been working hard to help maintain the independence and security of seniors in our community while minimizing abuse and discrimination against them. This fall VEQ created a publicity campaign in the Québec Chronicle-Telegraph to create community awareness on elder abuse. The campaign consisted of 7 advertisements depicting and detailing the following forms of abuse: Financial/Property, Fraud, Human Rights Violation and Ageism, Neglect, Physical, Psychological/Emotional and Sexual.
Part of the campaign was to create a booklet that explains Elder abuse, its different forms and what to do if you are a victim or know someone who is a victim. If you would like more information about this program or to receive a copy of the booklet, please contact VEQ at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.