CCEL Blog

  • BCLI Executive Director to step down

    2 December 2019 Kathleen Cunningham has advised the Board of the BC Law Institute that she will be stepping down as Executive Director at the end of May 2020 to pursue new opportunities. The Board wishes her well and thank her for her years of dedicated service. Kathleen joined the BC Law Institute and Canadian Centre for Elder […]   Read More

  • Attendance at the 2019 AGE-WELL and Canadian Association on Gerontology Conferences

    22 November 2019 Introduction In October I travelled to Moncton, New Brunswick for the 2019 AGE-WELL Annual Conference: Exploring the Future of Technology and Aging. This was followed by the 2019 Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) conference: Navigating the Tides of Aging Together. In this blog, I describe some of the highlights from the conferences.   AGE-WELL Annual […]   Read More

  • Access to Justice at the Canadian Elder Law Conference

    22 November 2019 With Sara Pon, Legal Research Assistant Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the 9th Canadian Elder Law Conference. It was a great turn out. Registrants came from as far away as Australia and Israel. Record numbers participated by webinar. Sponsorship allowed us to award registration bursaries to 21 people, including police […]   Read More

  • In Memoriam: BCLI and CCEL Remember Marlene Scott, QC and Heather Ferris

    19 November 2019 BCLI and CCEL regret the recent passing of two distinguished lawyers, Marlene Scott, QC (1937-2019) and Heather Ferris (1959-2019), who made extremely valuable contributions as participants in BCLI / CCEL initiatives. Marlene Scott, QC was a past president of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, a past Chair of the Law Foundation of […]   Read More

  • New Project Announced: Health Care Consent and Capacity Assessment Tribunals Project

    19 November 2019 BCLI and CCEL have started a new project on health care, guardianship, and capacity tribunals. The Health Care Consent and Capacity Assessment Tribunals Project follows upon a finding and recommendation in a recent Canadian Centre for Elder Law report, Conversations About Care: The Law and Practice of Health Care Consent for People Living with Dementia […]   Read More

  • British Columbia Public Guardian and Trustee: Gold Level Sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference

    13 November 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here.   Introduction The British Columbia Public Guardian and Trustee is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. In Services to Adults the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) protects the legal, […]   Read More

  • Elder Law Case Update at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Emily Clough

    8 November 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here Introduction We are excited that Emily Clough will be presenting at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. Emily is a partner at Clark Wilson LLP, chair of the firm’s Elder Law group, and is […]   Read More

  • Inclusive Investing and Financial Literacy

    6 November 2019 This post can also be found on Inclusion BC’s website. Inclusive Investing  November is Financial Literacy Month and October is Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Month. Many of the financial institutions, investment regulators, community and other organizations committed to supporting financial literacy are publishing resources, tools, information, and workshops to help people learn more about how to manage […]   Read More

  • Difficulties Seniors Face with Financial Services

    28 October 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here       Earlier this year OBSI released its first ever Seniors Report, documenting the experiences of seniors using its services. The national, not-for-profit organization collected demographic and case data for 2017 and 2018 […]   Read More

  • Federal Election 2019: Identifying the Seniors’ Policy Issues

    21 October 2019 Co-written with Lorraine Wong   This year, Canada’s political parties have announced many policies on their platforms that are particularly relevant to seniors. Some issues, such as pensions, are more clearly seniors’ policy topics; other policies that do not directly target seniors could still have a significant impact on older people. For example, expenditures that […]   Read More


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