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Taking Action Against Elder Abuse – Case Manager Funding Call is NOW OPEN!

Open from April 9, 2021 until April 30, 2021.

pdf TAAEA Funding Guidelines

document TAAEA Funding Application

TAAEA Budget Template

There will be an information session on the funding call hosted through CORE Alberta on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Click here to register.

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC), with funding from Alberta
Seniors and Housing, is pleased to provide a one-time funding opportunity for
coordinated community response (CCR) models in Alberta to provide elder abuse case

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.

Heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors are disproportionately being negatively
affected, and additional supports and services are required to address social issues
among this age group. 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 one-time 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
April 30, 2021.

Funding: Approved applicants may receive one-time funding to a maximum of $50,000
for elder abuse case management services.

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 phone call/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

Initiative Length: Up to 12 months

Letters of Commitment: Three 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.
  • 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.
      o Funding for an existing case manager position that is coming to an end by
      July 31, 2021.
    • 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 supports 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 (available at:
and supporting documents to by 4:30 p.m. on April 30,
2021. Each application package should contain:
☐ Completed application form
☐ Completed detailed budget template
☐ 3 letters of commitment
☐ Current organizational membership list of the CCR group

Contact: Shantel Ottenbreit (Chair) by phone at 403-529-8368 or by email at

Taking Action Against Elder Abuse Funding

New funding will strengthen elder abuse prevention and intervention across the province.

Alberta’s government is providing $750,000 over two years to the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council, to provide one-time funding to the province’s 31 eligible coordinated community responses (CCRs) to elder abuse. CCRs are multidisciplinary partnerships that can include a range of partners such as local governments, non-profit organizations, businesses, health service providers and police services.

The funding will be used to increase supports for seniors affected by elder abuse, explore a consistent approach to data collection and enhance the skills of responders.

“Elder abuse is a complex issue that requires community solutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a stronger response to prevent and address elder abuse. With the help of the council, these funds will get right to the organizations and service providers who are leading this important work in their communities.”
Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing

“These funds will allow us to increase the capacity of organizations to address elder abuse at the local level. We are excited to be able to support direct services for seniors experiencing elder abuse by building on the great work already being done in the community.”
Shantel Ottenbreit, chair, Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council

“COVID-19 has decreased in-home supports and increased social isolation. As a result, we are seeing an increase in cases in Calgary. Because elder abuse is often committed by a person in a position of trust, these situations require specialized skills to navigate the personal, social, economic, family and cultural factors. This funding will allow communities to offer case management services with workers who have the skills required to support older adults experiencing elder abuse.”
Lisa Stebbins, director of multigenerational wellness in community, carya

“Effectively addressing elder abuse in rural Alberta must come from a community approach. Supporting coordinated community response models through funding is imperative to the success of CCRs in providing effective and timely services to older adults experiencing abuse in our province.”
Charlene Sitar, regional elder abuse prevention coordinator, Town of Hinton

The council will design and deliver a funding program to eligible CCRs, with an aim to:

  • improve seniors’ access to help navigating available supports
  • explore best practices for data collection
  • increase regional collaboration between CCRs
  • ensure the sustainability of CCR programs and services

Funding will also enable the council to provide enhanced elder abuse awareness training for service providers and responders.

Details about program eligibility and the application process will be available through the council’s website at

Additional work on elder abuse is underway. This year, the province will work with stakeholders and the public to establish a consistent definition of elder abuse, explore more formalized data collection and information-sharing practices, and improve coordination across programs and service. Consideration is also being given to the potential role of provincial elder abuse legislation.

Alberta’s government continues to work closely with the federal government to support priorities related to elder abuse nationally.

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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