MONTREAL—In a CTV Montreal special report, Cindy Sherwin looked at elder abuse and how those who care the most, are sometimes the perpetrators of violence and abuse.

“It’s absolute chaos, it’s scary,” started Joan, her voice straining. The senior, whose real name isn’t being released, lives in an apartment with her two sons. “I’d like to have peace and quiet.”

Supporting her grown sons financially, Joan was left with little money for herself. After scuffles with her sons, she turned to help.

According to Thurza Dufresne, the coordinator for Sava Centre-Ouest, Joan isn’t living in a unique situation in Montreal.

Watch the video above for the complete report.


Elder Abuse Resources

Quebec's help line

La Ligne Aide Abus Aine


1-888-489-ABUS (2287)

For emergencies: 911.


Accompaniment and Refuge Program

S.A.V.A Centre-Ouest, NDG



For general information about Elder Abuse


Ann Soden--Elder Law Practitioner