Being Safer: A Guide for Women with Intellectual Challenges

There are laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities. The Canadian Charter ofRights and Freedoms says everyone in Canada has the right to live, be free and be safe.Canada signed an agreement with other countries called the UN Convention on the Rightsof Persons with Disabilities. This agreement says every woman with a disability…

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Planning Ahead and Staying Safe: A Guide for Indigenous Seniors

Many Island families experience abuse or violence at home. Anyone can be a victim of abuse, but seniors, and Indigenous seniors especially, can be the most vulnerable. Often, a person is abused by someone they know well, like a family member, friend, or caregiver. Planning ahead means planning for a time when you may be…

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