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Date updated: April 1, 2020

Frauds and Scams- 5 tips during COVID-19

5 Tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 Related Fraud and Scams. Never click on links or attachments in unsolicited or suspicious emails Never give out your personal or financial information by email, text or phone Note that financial institutions like your bank will never ask you to give personal, login or account information by text…

SaferMedsNL

SaferMedsNL is changing the way we use medications in Newfoundland and Labrador Did you know Newfoundland and Labrador uses more medications than anywhere else in Canada? SaferMedsNL wants to change this by sparking conversations between patients and healthcare professionals to ensure medications are continued when necessary and stopped when they are no longer needed. Click…

Hope For Wellness Helpline

The Hope for Wellness Helpline – On-Line Chat Counseling Service Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or use the chat box  to connect with a counsellor on-line Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in: Cree, …

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Services sets standards for and evaluates businesses, charities, advertisements… BBB alerts customers and businesses to unfair or illegal practices and schemes in Canada (nationally and locally). Services for NL are carried out online, by phone from Halifax through the BBB Atlantic Offices (see below). Contact by telephone Toll free: 1-877-663-2363 or by E-mail:…

Police-reported family violence against seniors in Canada, 2017

Section 3: Police-reported family violence in Canada: Statistics Canada, 2017 In 2017, there were 11,380 senior victims (aged 65 to 89 years) of police-reported violence in Canada. Of this number, one-third (33%) were victimized by a family member such as a child, spouse, sibling or other family member. Select the link below to review this Statistical profile…

Seniors and Aging Division -NL

The Seniors and Aging Division works with other government departments and agencies to promote healthy aging across the lifespan. The Division acts as a centre of expertise and knowledge on aging and seniors. The main functions of the Division is are to oversee the implementation of seniors and aging initiatives and adult protection. Goals of…

Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors

The Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors (PACAS) is a volunteer council of thirteen individuals from throughout the province. PACAS advises and informs the Provincial Government on issues, concerns, and requirements of older adults. The Council ensures that the Provincial Government considers the perspective of older adults when developing current and future policies for…

Sexual Violence – LEGAL SUPPORT NAVIGATION SERVICE – The Journey Project

The Journey Project is a joint initiative of the Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN) and the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) .The goal is to enhance supports for survivors of sexual violence in the justice system. Seniors do not often talk about sexual violence. Older adults do experience sexual violence.…

Violence Prevention – Southwestern Coalition to End Violence (SWCEV)

The Southwestern Coalition to End Violence (SWCEV) is one of ten Regional Coordinating Committees that work in partnership with the provincial Violence Prevention Initiative to increase awareness of all forms of violence. Southwestern Coalition to End Violence (SWCEV) Consists of representatives from the three local coordinating committees: Peaceful Communities (Port aux Basques, the Codroy Valley and…

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