March 14th, 2024

Conference in  recognition of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2024

Safe Havens: Emergency Shelter Solutions for Older Canadians

The panel discussion provides a snapshot of what safe housing models are available across the country for older persons. The discussion included the arising challenges (funding, healthcare needs, growing demographics of older adults in need of shelter space) and the shifting shelter models to adapt to the needs of the community. Speakers also addressed changing the culture of ageism to support prevention, and the need for culturally sensitive services .

Tiffaney Pass

Social Work Team Lead, A & O: Support Services for Older Adults

Lisa Manuel

Director, Clinical Services, Family Service Toronto

Mohamed Abdallah

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Connections for Seniors

Karlee Grant

Senior Program Manager, Victoria Women’s Transition House

Mari-Anne Godlonton

Elder Abuse Shelter Manager, Kerby Centre