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Elder Abuse Ontario (formerly known as ONPEA, The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) is a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of The Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse and has been doing so since 2002.
The framework of the Strategy focuses on service coordination, building local capacity of front-line workers, caregivers, and community networks, by providing public education and training of professionals/service providers and families of seniors, to raise awareness around elder abuse issues.
Elder Abuse Ontario envisions an Ontario where seniors are free from abuse, have a strong voice and are safe and respected.
The mission of the organization is to create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors:
EAO supports a variety of vital community programs and active collaborative initiatives to promote research, best practices and service delivery around elder abuse and neglect issues. Programs include inter-generational projects/outreach, positive aging initiatives, arts and aging, as well as providing ongoing support to over 57 Regional Elder Abuse Prevention Networks across the Province. EAO also encourages and engages in the innovation and advancement of education and training for professionals, caregivers and the public with local, provincial, federal and international agencies.