The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.
  • Getting Help
  • In Your Community
  • Calgary


As a province-wide network of professionals working to increase community awareness, AEAAC is represented by communities across Alberta.

If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse and would like some information and help, please see the Getting Help section and your for resources and contact information.

If you would like more general information about the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council please contact the representative in your community.

Crisis Services for Seniors in Calgary:

Elder Abuse Resource Line: 403.705.3250

The Seniors Protection Partnership is a partnership between Kerby Centre, Calgary Family Services and Calgary Police Service. The goal of the Seniors Protection Partnership is to reduce elder abuse in Calgary.

The Seniors Protection Partnership consists of 2 social workers, 2 police officers, a nurse and a program coordinator. Members of the team will:
  • Respond to and investigate suspected cases of elder abuse;
  • Provide support and guidance to abuse victims and their families; and
  • Assist other service providers working with abuse victims.

For more information or to report a suspected case of elder abuse, please call (403) 705-3250 (Elder Abuse Resource Line).

Funding is provided by Alberta Justice and Attorney General until March 2014.
  • Kerby Rotary House Shelter: 403.705.3250

Service Description: Kerby Rotary House is the first purpose built shelter in North America for abused seniors. It offers safe, secure shelter to men or women over 60 years of age in Calgary and area, who are experiencing family abuse in their lives. The shelter provides crisis intervention, support, advocacy, referral, short-term housing and the necessities of daily life. Kerby Centre
  • Older Women Living Safely (OWLS), Counselling Program (Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter)

24-Hour Family Violence Helpline: 403.234.7233 (SAFE)

Toll Free: 866.606.7233

Service Description: The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter's OWLS Program serves women, 50 years and older, who are currently experiencing family violence and abuse, or have left a relationship and are in crisis. Using a group process approach, clients are encouraged to tell their story, finding within these stories evidence of how they have resisted violence and abuse. Through a safe environment, women are encouraged to recognize their inherent strengths and resilience.

The OWLS Programconsists of two closed groups with approximately 8 to 10 women in each. The program is held weekly for 2 hours and consists of 36 weeks of group counselling spread over a one-year period.

OWLS is the longest running group of its kind in North America!

A women can be living with her abuser to access these programs or she may be living on her own. Call the Family Violence Helpline for access to any programs or for more information.
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)

24-hour Support and Information: 403.237.5888

Toll Free in Alberta: 1.877.237.5888

Service Description: CCASA is the primary sexual assault and sexual abuse crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. CCASA provides safe, accessible, professional services, for people of all races, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, or genders. Our services include individual counselling (up to 12 sessions), group counselling, a 24 hour support and information line, a toll free provincial support and information line, 24 hour hospital accompaniment, police and court support, public education, community outreach, and a volunteer program. Services are available to anyone who is dealing with or has been affected by the various forms of sexual assault or sexual abuse, recently or in the past.

For a listing of other sexual assault and sexual abuse centres in Alberta please visit