The following resources are available if you or someone you care about requires help or support. Click on texts coloured in blue to be taken to the corresponding website page. The resources listed are not exhaustive; please call our Seniors Abuse and Information Line for more options and information.
If you have information about a crime, you can provide an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers 24/7.
Contact 911 for police intervention.
We encourage you to share with them the number for our Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL), available weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm and weekends 10 am to 5:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays. Learn more about SAIL here.
Contact your local Designated Agency (DA), which are the five BC health authorities and Community Living BC:
Submit a report to the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC (PGT) for concerns about the financial and legal affairs of vulnerable adults who can not access help on their own.
In addition, the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC has a decision tree diagram that outlines how to assist an adult who is abused, neglected or self-neglecting, which can be accessed here.
VictimLinkBC - a toll-free, confidential, multilingual hotline available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.
Wellness Together Canada - an online portal dedicated to mental wellness that helps adults and youth to address mental health and substance use issues by offering various levels of free support.
Crisis Lines BC - find information about crisis lines across BC.
Hope for Wellness Helpline - crisis support and counselling for Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society - BC-wide crisis line for adults, Elders, and youth.
Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line - national service for anyone experience pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience.
Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.