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Request for Proposals

Taking Action Against Elder Abuse – Community Response Project (year 2)

Grant Guidelines 2024

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC), with funding from Alberta Seniors and Community Social Services, is pleased to provide a funding opportunity for coordinated community response (CCR) models in Alberta to provide elder abuse case management.

The Case Management funding aims to harness the power of existing CCRs to provide response services through case management to address elder abuse in communities throughout Alberta.

A key social issue, growing in complexity, is elder abuse. Communities may not have the resources needed to respond and manage these complex cases. This funding will support case management services provided through CCRs and increase community capacity to address and prevent elder abuse.

Deadline: All applications and supporting documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 24, 2024.

Funding: Approved applicants may receive funding to a maximum of $50,000 for elder abuse case management services. With the potential of an additional 2 years.

Funding Goals:

  1. Improve access to support services for seniors experiencing elder abuse.
  2. Implement a consistent approach to elder abuse data collection and case management practices. Successful grant recipients will be required to participate in monthly virtual meetings led by the AEAAC, as well as provide statistics and data using templates provided by the AEAAC.
  3. Enhance collaborative relationships by leveraging existing resources to increase community capacity to respond to incidents of elder abuse.
  4. Validate the benefits of case management within a CCR.
  5. Support grant recipients to develop sustainability plans and identify funding dollars.

Initiative Length: Up to 12 months, with the potential for additional 2 years

Letters of Commitment: Two Letters of Commitment are required. If this initiative is a regional approach including more than one CCR, a letter of commitment from each CCR participating must be included. Letters of commitment are different from letters of support. Letters of commitment should indicate the role of the organization within the CCR, their specific contributions to this initiative including in-kind and monetary support, or other investments the organization contributes.

Who Can Apply:

  • Existing CCRs in Alberta that previously received funding under the Taking Action Against Elder Abuse CCR Grant Program. As well newly developing,
    coordinated community response groups.
  • Priority will be given to regional approaches for a case manager position that serves more than one CCR area.
  • Funding will be provided for new or enhanced case manager positions. Eligible initiatives could include:
    • A new case manager position or expanding an existing half-time role to a full-time role.
    • Expanding from having one case manager to serve a single community to hiring a second case manager to service a region.
    • This funding is not intended to replace existing funding for a position already doing this work.
  • The primary applicant must be a:
    • Non-profit group registered under the Society’s Act
    • Municipality
    • First Nation or Metis Settlement
    • Local chapter of a provincial or federal non-profit group

Eligible Initiatives: Positions that provide elder abuse case management services, education, and awareness-raising about the case manager position and elder abuse.

Ineligible Initiatives: Initiatives that work to address frauds and scams, self-neglect, or abuse occurring within a facility that falls under the Protection for Persons in Care Act.

Eligible Expenses: Expenses must be directly related to the initiative. Detailed estimates of all expenditures must be provided in the Budget Template. If a Grant Recipient is uncertain if a proposed expenditure is eligible or ineligible, they should contact the AEAAC, prior to making the expenditure. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to:

  • Case manager salary and benefits.
  • Reasonable travel and subsistence costs directly associated to the provision of case management services (i.e. outreach) or meetings with CCR partners and regional collaborators.
  • Reasonable costs for the purchase of equipment and supplies that are directly related to and will be used primarily for the initiative.
  • Reasonable expenses related to courses, conferences, or other training opportunities that will enhance the skills or knowledge of the case manager. (Note: there is a maximum spending cap of $200 for this area). Please note, the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council will make available training opportunities to case managers funded through this grant at no cost.
  • Reasonable expenses for raising awareness or advertising the case manager position and how older adults at risk of abuse can access services and support in their community. (Note: there is a maximum spending cap of $500 for this area)

Ineligible Expenses: Ineligible expenses include but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol
  • Space rental
  • Monthly parking fees
  • Expenses incurred prior to application approval.
  • Research
  • Administration fees
  • Auditing/bookkeeping and legal fees
  • Insurance
  • Development or advertising of general awareness-raising materials

How to Apply: Submit an application form (documents available below) and supporting documents to by 4:30 p.m. on May 24, 2024. Each application package should contain:
☐ Completed application form
☐ Completed detailed budget template
☐ 2 letters of commitment
☐ Current organizational membership list of the CCR group. Existing or building

Contact: Joanne Blinco by phone at 403-849-0101 or by email at

What is the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council?

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a group of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse. The AEAAC was first formed in 2002, since that time we have undergone a name change, developed a new logo, developed resources, hosted several learning events, and became a non-profit society. Our history page can share the full scope of council work. What has never changed in that time is our dedication to raising awareness and addressing elder abuse.
AEAAC Our Story- 20 years in 2022

Canada’s fastest growing population is over the age of 65 and rapidly becoming vulnerable to abuse that can rob older adults of their well-being and dignity.

● A province-wide network of professionals
● Representing communities across Alberta
● Promoting the well-being and security of older adults
● Working to increase community awareness
● Developing resources to address and educate about elder abuse

Please click here to review our Strategic Plan.

Interested in becoming a member? Please visit our Membership page.

If you are concerned about a loved one or someone in your community, please click here to find the closest agency to contact for help.

Alberta Seniors and Housing

Thank you to Alberta Seniors and Housing for their ongoing support as a Funder and Partner

Our Values

Our belief is that no one organization has a broad enough scope to address the complex issue of elder abuse in its entirety. A truly effective community response involves many stakeholders working in collaboration.

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