CCEL Blog

  • Ontario Court of Justice Determines that Ontario’s Family Law Legislation Discriminates Against Dependent Adults With Disabilities Whose Parents Were Never Married

    14 July 2017 On July 7 2017, Justice Sullivan of the Ontario Court of Justice released a decision that pertains to the constitutionality of Ontario’s Family Law Act in relation to child support obligations for parents of dependent adults with disabilities. The Applicant in this matter is a Robyn Coates, mother to Joshua Coates. Joshua turned 18 in […]   Read More

  • Law Commission of Ontario Publishes Discussion Paper for their “Improving the Last Stages of Life” Project

    8 June 2017 Earlier this week, the Law Commission of Ontario (“LCO”) released a discussion paper (PDF) for their “Improving the Last Stages of Life” Project. This Project focusses on the experiences of those who are involved in the dying process, and contemplates how law impacts the rights, choices, and quality of life for people who are dying. […]   Read More

  • Protecting Older Investors: A Joint Project of FAIR Canada and the CCEL

    2 June 2017 Canada is in the midst of a huge demographic shift. By 2024, people aged 65 and over will account for 20 percent of the country’s population. This has significant policy implications, from infrastructure needs to health care and community services. People don’t often think about the investment industry as being impacted, but the reality is […]   Read More

  • New reports shed light on seniors and antipsychotic medications

    29 March 2017 In the last few months, a number of reports and news stories have highlighted older people’s use of medications, and more specifically antipsychotics. We share what we have learned and how this is relevant for the project we recently launched on health care consent and aging. In February, the Canadian Psychological Association celebrated Psychology Month […]   Read More

  • La francophonie au CCEL

    20 March 2017 Nous célébrons aujourd’hui la journée internationale de la Francophonie, mais au British Columbia Law Institute et au Centre canadien d’études sur le droit des aînés, la francophonie est une réalité quotidienne. Au sein de notre petite équipe dynamique, nous sommes quatre à parler le français couramment. Krista James, directrice du Centre canadien d’études sur le […]   Read More

  • We are not all the same: new report of the Older Women’s Dialogue Project released today

    7 March 2017   Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Be Bold for Change. CCEL’s latest report We Are Not All the Same: Key Law, Policy and Practice Strategies for Improving the Lives of Older Women in the Lower Mainland, addresses the bold question: what about the older women in communities? What wisdom can […]   Read More

  • In February: be connected, stay savvy

    21 February 2017 By Isabelle Groc, Community Engagement Coordinator 21 February 2017 – February, as the month of Family Day and Valentine’s Day, is a time of celebrating family, love and companionship. 14-year old Vancouver resident Elodie Doumenc felt sad that she could not spend time on Family Day with her grandmother, Alexandra, who lives in France, and […]   Read More

  • Informed health care consent, aging and dementia: making it happen

    14 February 2017 By Isabelle Groc, Community Engagement Coordinator 14 February 2017 – January was Alzheimer Awareness Month, making it a great time for the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) to launch a new project that seeks to help people living with dementia better understand their right to consent to health care treatment and medication. In collaboration […]   Read More

  • Summer Legal Research Assistant

    1 February 2017 The BCLI and CCEL have an opening for a Legal Research Assistant on a full-time basis for May through August 2017. Preferred candidates will be second or third-year law students from one of BC’s three law schools. The successful candidate(s) will carry out legal research, analysis and writing. Researchers report generally to the Executive Director […]   Read More

  • Isabelle’s New Year beginnings at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

    11 January 2017 With a New Year often come new beginnings. My exciting new beginning for 2017 is that I am now part of a vibrant team of passionate people working hard to reform the law to improve the lives of older Canadians. When the opportunity to join the CCEL as a community engagement coordinator came up, I […]   Read More

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