Métis Nation BC Stands Against Elder Abuse
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June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Unfortunately, Elder abuse is still a very common occurrence around the world. On this day, Métis Nation British Columbia advocates for our Seniors and Elders by bringing this very important issue to the forefront especially in our isolating time of COVID-19.
Elder abuse comes in many forms, such as physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and sexual. One in five Canadians believe they know of an Elder or Senior who may be
experiencing some form of abuse.
Our Métis Elders are our educators and knowledge keepers of traditions and stories. Each Elder has made our Nation what it is today. We need to praise and uplift all of our Elders for the contributions they have made throughout our province and Nation, and for their continued effort in passing on their wisdom and teachings to our youth.
“We stand united in ending Elder abuse”
Media statement from Isobel Mackenzie, Seniors Advocate, for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Included are links to an educational video on elder financial abuse and a brochure on protecting your privacy.
- View the financial elder abuse video https://vimeo.com/429153502
- View the privacy brochure for seniors https://www.oipc.bc.ca/media/17317/privacy-tips-for-seniors-brochure_oipc_seniors-advocate.pdf
Métis Crisis Line: Please call the Métis Crisis Line 1-833-METIS-BC (1-833-638-4722) if you are in crisis. This line is manned 24hr a day and 7 days a week. The Métis Crisis Line is a place where you can talk, trust and feel safe!
**Please call 9-1-1 if you experience, witness or suspect Elder abuse**
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