CCEL Blog

  • BC Government Launches Disability White Paper Consultation

      The BC government is seeking input from British Columbians into how government, businesses and communities can improve accessibility for people with disabilities. For more information on how to participate, review the consultation’s website at govTogether BC. The consultation closes on March 11, 2014.   Read More

  • CLEBC and BCLI to Host Courses on New Probate Rules

    The following information will be of interest to anyone who is involved with advising or assisting seniors in personal and estate planning or administering estates.   The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, in collaboration with the BC Law Institute and Canadian Centre for Elder Law, is presenting two courses in February 2014 on […]   Read More

  • Call for Abstracts: CAG2014 – Landscapes of Aging

    CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting Canadian Association on Gerontology  October 16-18, 2014Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Airport shuttles from Pearson & Buffalo!) The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging, October 16-18, 2014 in exciting Niagara Falls, […]   Read More

  • WESA and the New Probate Rules – Is Your Estates Practice Ready?

    The law surrounding wills and estates in B.C. will change significantly when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) comes into force on March 31, 2014.  Everyone involved in estate planning, prevention of financial abuse of elders, or concerned with elder law generally, should be aware of the legal changes that are coming. The Continuing […]   Read More

  • Alexandre Blondin, BA, LL.B.

    BCLI is pleased to advise that Alexandre Blondin has been retained on short-term contract to assist with current CCEL projects.  A graduate of UBC Law, Mr. Blondin successfully articled with BCLI and Boughton Law during 2012-2013 supported by the Law Foundation’s “Public Interest Articling Program” and was called to the BC Bar in May 2013.   Read More

  • BCLI and CCEL Release Report on Assisted Living in BC

    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) have jointly issued a Report on Assisted Living in British Columbia containing 50 recommendations for reform of the legal and regulatory framework for assisted living in B.C.   Issuance of the report coincides with the tenth anniversary of the founding of CCEL. […]   Read More

  • BCLI and CCEL are now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

    It's official!BCLI and CCEL are now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow us to keep up with the latest news on law reform and elder law in Canada. It’s also a great opportunity to get in touch. If you want to weigh in on a current consultation, ask for a status update on one of our ongoing projects, or even just to stop by and say hello, send us a tweet or post on our wall. We’d love to hear from you.   Read More

  • BCCEAS ready to expand Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL)

    The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is expanding the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL).Beginning  July 1, 2013 the phones will be answered from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.   Read More

  • Information and legal assistance for older adults

    Elder Abuse information and referrals:BC CEAS has received funding (four years up front!) from the province to expand their Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) from 20 hours a week to 84 hours a week. Starting July 1, 2013 their phones will be answered from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.   Read More

  • Financial Abuse of Seniors: Legal Framework and Promising Canadian Approaches in Detection, Response and Prevention

     On March 26, 2013, CCEL Senior Fellow Laura Tamblyn Watts participated in a National Meeting on Financial Abuse organized by the International Federation on Ageing and held in Toronto.  The full day meeting included stakeholders from the financial sector, government officials, and individuals and organizations with expertise in the area of abuse of older people.  This event was an important opportunity to:   Read More

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