When :

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017  

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

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This event will be held via GoToWebinar format.

Once the registration process is completed, an email will be sent to the participant with a link to sign-up for the GotoWebinar.

Registration Fee: Complimentary

Contact :

Raeann Rideout
705-876-1122 x 327
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Home Takeover Program
"When Someone Moves In and Won't Move Out"


Nicole Li, Program Coordinator
  Home Takeovers Program, Crime Prevention Ottawa   

What should older adults do when someone moves into their home or apartment and begins to make them feel unsafe and vulnerable, whether physically, financially or psychologically? 
What if these individuals won't leave?  

This is problem known as a “home takeover” can range in severity from theft to serious assault and often involves a relationships with family members or even drug dealers who take advantage of the legitimate tenant's vulnerabilities and always render older adults feeling uncomfortable or losing their own home. 

Crime Prevention Ottawa has been engaged in a Home Takeovers Awareness Program in Ottawa since 2013. By providing information regarding the project, this webinar will discuss Home Takeovers, ways to intervene in a such situations, and more importantly what you can do to support older adults, following a takeover of their home.


1)      Definitions and characteristics of Home Takeovers.

2)      A review of statistics related to local Home Takeovers among older adults.

3)      Identifying the risk factors of Home Takeovers.

4)      A review of possible interventions and response strategies.

5)      Learning preventative strategies.

6)      A discussion of ways to remain safe following an attempt at a Home Takeover. 

Speaker Background

Nicole Li, Project Coordinator for the Home Takeovers Initiative and has been partnering with organizations across the city to raise awareness around this issue since 2014.  As part of this project, Nicole has continued to work closely with the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities to address home takeovers of those with disabilities and other vulnerabilities. Previously, Nicole worked with Crime Prevention Ottawa, a municipally-based crime prevention partnership that aims to create safer communities.  She currently works at the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre in the Social Services department.  Nicole has a degree in Criminology from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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