CCEL Blog

  • Celebrate National Seniors Day with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

    The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is pleased to invite you to share National Seniors Day with us to hear about the work of four groups of senior women who participated in the Older Women’s Dialogue Project.  The project is a collaborative initiative with the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to engage older women […]   Read More

  • Elder Abuse in Chinese and South Asian Communities— A Recent CCEL Collaboration

    By Jenny Ruan, Pro Bono Students Canada volunteer Gao came to Canada five years ago. She was sponsored by her son, Henry. He and his wife May had twin baby girls. Gao was excited to meet her first grandchildren and welcomed the opportunity to care for them when her daughter-in-law returned to work. Consistent with […]   Read More

  • Summer Student Legal Research Opportunity

    This posting has now closed. Due to overwhelming interest, applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview.  Interviews are being scheduled over the first two weeks of April.  Thank you to the many applicants for your interest.  10 March 2016—The BCLI and CCEL have opportunities for Legal Research Assistants on a full-time or […]   Read More

  • Project Update: Older Women’s Dialogue

    Older Women’s Dialogue Project Update December 4, 2015 Work on the Older Women’s Dialogue Project is progressing as quick as ever and Phase 2 consultations are now complete! The goal of the second phase was to engage groups of women that we were unable to reach in the first year of work, particularly: Older First […]   Read More

  • New Publication! Older Women Fleeing Violence and Abuse

    The Canadian Centre for Elder Law was invited to submit an article to the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect’s special issue on abuse of older women. Here is the link to the recently published article, Older Women Fleeing Violence and Abuse in Canada: Bringing Together Separate Spheres of Practice. The article summarizes recent collaborative […]   Read More

  • Community Event- Social isolation and Older Women

    The Canadian Centre for Elder Law was invited to present at the community Raising Awareness for Seniors event hosted by CARP Chapter 48 on November 9th 2015. With over 90 seniors were in attendance, CCEL staff delivered an interactive presentation on strategies to increase social connections with seniors based on learning’s from the Older Women’s Dialogue […]   Read More

  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Hon. Flora MacDonald, O.C.

    6 August 2015—The British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law would like to express sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of the Honourable Flora MacDonald, O.C.. Flora MacDonald, who passed on July 26th, was a Distinguished Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and a keynote speaker at the […]   Read More

  • CAG2015: Registration Now Open! Early Bird Registration until August 21!

    Registration Now Open! Early Bird Registration until August 21! CAG2015: From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future for All 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting Canadian Association on Gerontology http://CAG2015.ca  October 23-25, 2015, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Join us in an exciting and dynamic forum for knowledge exchange and networking in the field of […]   Read More

  • Age-Friendly Workplace and Inclusive Workplace Design

    ccel-handout-inclusive-design-sept-2016 In anticipation of our presentation on Age Discrimination, Inclusive Design and Older Workers at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Employment Law Conference we are sharing this list of resources for age-friendly, and dementia friendly, workplace design. Each publication contains practical strategies.       Read More

  • Executive Director Jim Emmerton appointed to the National Seniors Council

    9 March 2015—BCLI Executive Director Jim Emmerton has been appointed to the National Seniors Council. The NCS was established to advise the Government of Canada on matters relating to the well-being and quality of life of seniors, including the opportunities and challenges arising from Canada’s rapidly growing and increasingly diverse population of seniors. The appointments […]   Read More

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