Elder Abuse – What Should I Be Looking Out For?

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June 15, 2018
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A growing senior population also means a growing number of vulnerable people. It’s an unfortunate reality that the elderly are often the victims of abuse. This can range from emotional abuse and manipulation, to financial abuse and sometimes even physical abuse. It is up to family members and friends to be on the lookout for any kind of elder abuse. Here are some red flags you should be aware of.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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June 15, 2018
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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a time to recognize a global social issue that affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. Communities around the world use this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse, by sharing information about abuse and neglect and promoting the resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being. Lawyers and staff at Nelligan O’Brien Payne wore purple today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Happy Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog!

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February 16, 2018
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Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. And 2018 is the Year of the Dog! People born in the Year of the Dog – birth years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006 – are characterised as sincere, reliable, considerate, intelligent, and hardworking. Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s Intellectual Property Group wishes you and your family health, happiness and prosperity for 2018.

Hickory Dickory Debt: The Importance of Proper Estate Planning

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August 17, 2017
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Retirement: the stage of life we all work towards, so we can fully embrace and enjoy the fruits of our labour. It is naturally borne in mind that life after work is a rather pleasant and enviable position. However, it is also a time when you should reassess your Estate Plan.

Indigenous Resources Part 3: The Mamisarvik Healing Centre

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April 13, 2017
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The Mamisarvik Healing Centre is Ottawa’s only Inuit treatment centre, and provides invaluable counselling and healing services to Ottawa’s Inuit community. Since 2003, the Centre has offered addiction and trauma treatment services, and programming focused on the issues impacting residential school survivors and their families.

Financial Abuse of the Older Adult – What Are The Signs?

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March 15, 2017
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By definition, elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.

Indigenous Resources Part 2: The Tungasuvvingat Inuit

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August 19, 2016
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Established in 1987, the Tungasuvvingat Inuit is a non-profit organization providing diverse programming to suit the needs of the urban Inuit community. Their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of Inuit in urban cities and to encourage and support similar programs across Canada.

Changes to Police Record Checks Protect Privacy And Human Rights

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March 22, 2016
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After years of calls to address the inconsistent, and often maligned, approach of Ontario police services when it comes to issuing police record checks (‘PRCs’), the Ontario legislature finally tackled this important issue last year with the passage of Bill 113 – An Act respecting police record checks. Bill 113 became law in December and will be proclaimed into force in the near future. The legislation goes a long way in standardizing the process for requesting PRCs, protecting individual privacy rights and helping to avoid discrimination under the Human Rights Code.