Sexual Violence

Visit our Sexual Violence Support Guide or our Sexual Assault Survivors Guide.

Child Protection

Everyone has a responsibility to report child abuse. Complaints regarding the abuse or neglect of children can be directed to…

Elders' Abuse

Elders' abuse takes many forms:

  • Physical Abuse: includes deliberate exposure to severe weather, inappropriate use of medication, unnecessary physical restraint, and any kind of physical assault, such as hitting, pushing and kicking.
  • Psychological or Emotional Abuse: includes insults, threats, humiliation, controlling behaviour, confinement, isolation, and the removal of decision-making power when the individual is still competent to make their own decisions.
  • Sexual Abuse: sexual contact without consent.
  • Financial Exploitation: misusing or stealing a person's money or assets.
  • Neglect or Abandonment: any lack of action required to meet the needs of an elderly person, this includes not providing food, housing, or medical care.
  • Medication Abuse: misuse of an older person's medication and prescriptions on purpose or by accident.

To report elders' abuse, contact the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212.