Community Led Elder Abuse Response (CLEAR)

Elder Abuse is any action or inaction resulting in harm or distress to an older adult that occurs in a relationship where there is an expectation of trust.

Abuse can be:

Neglect, Financial, Psychological / Emotional, Physical, Sexual, Spiritual

Some examples are: 

  • withholding medication or care
  • taking money or property
  • threats
  • name calling
  • pushing
  • hitting

Support and Education is available for: 

  • Older Adults
  • Concerned family members, friends, neighbours
  • Community members, businesses and service providers

For more information and for non-emergency situations contact:

Information and Referral (in Cochrane):

*Cochrane Family & Community Support Services - Community Resource Worker: Provides information and support to older adults (55+) who are concerned about their own wellbeing or safety. The Worker is also available to family, community members or professionals concerned about an older adult, so they feel better able to support the older adult.

For more information or to make an appointment contact FCSS.

*Cochrane Victim Services: 403-851-8055
*AHS - Cochrane Addictions and Mental Health: 1-877-652-4700
*AHS - Home Care: 403-851-6060
Calgary Seniors Resource Society: 403-266-6200

Help Lines: 

*Elder Abuse Resource Line (24 hr): for information, resources and support call 403-705-3250
Mental Health Help Line (24 hr): 1-877-303-2642 

Goverment Agencies & Reporting LInes: 

Alberta Supports: 1-877-644-9992
Protection for Persons in Care Reporting Line: 1-888-357-9339
(To report the abuse of an adult receiving care or support services from publicly funded service providers such as: hospitals, senior's lodges & nursing homes)
Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee: 1-877-427-4525
(To report a serious concern about a guardian, co-decision makers, trustees or agent)

Legal Advice and Information: 

Calgary Legal Guidance: 403-234-9266
Legal Aid Society: 403-297-2260
Family Law Info Centre: 403-297-6981
*RCMP (24 hr, non-emergency line): 403-932-2211
Legal Resource Centre - Cochrane: 403-851-2250

After Hours and Weekends (In Calgary): 

Elder Abuse Resource Line (24 hr): for information, resources and support call 403-705-3250
Mental Health Help Line (24 hr): 1-877-303-2642

In case of emergency and immediate danger call 911.

For General Information and Online Resources go to:

*Responders as part of CLEAR (Community-Led Elder Abuse Response) network. CLEAR is a multi-stakeholder collective supporting a coordinated, community response to identify, address and prevent elder abuse in Cochrane and area.