Free Webinar: Older Women’s Rights Matter
Free two-part webinar series
May 24 and May 31, noon-1 pm PST
Elder abuse and violence against women arenâ€™t separate issues, and we believe that they must not be separate conversations. Thatâ€™s why we are working with West Coast LEAF to offer a free webinar for front-line service providers to explore the legal challenges that are most likely to impact older women in BC who have experienced violence.
If you support or advocate for older women in BC, we invite you to join our free two-part webinar on Tuesday May 24th and Tuesday May 31stÂ 2016 from noon to 1 pm Pacific Time. We will introduce our new 90-page plain language legal handbook for older women fleeing violence, called Roads to Safety, and offer an overview of some of the legal topics it covers:
TUESDAY MAY 24th â€“ PART 1
- Decision-making rights and capacity, including for women with dementia and mental health diagnoses
- Substitute decision-makers and the abuse of decision-making authority
- Protection orders and peace bonds
- Options to assist older women who are facing abuse and cannot take action to protect themselves
TUESDAY MAY 31st â€“ PART 2
- Public pensions
- Basics of property division after separation or divorce, including pension division
- Steps to protect assets in cases of financial abuse
Each session will be framed by discussion of the insights that 450 older women shared with us in nine different languages as part of the Older Womenâ€™s Dialogue Project. Throughout the webinar, weâ€™ll maintain a focus on the gendered dynamics of violence against older adults. We aim to prompt reflection about how legal challenges in the aftermath of abuse can vary based not only on age and gender, but also based on ability, citizenship status, Indigenous identity, language, access to financial resources, and more. We hope you will come away with greater confidence in talking to older women in BC about their legal rights and options in the context of abuse.
Spring Workshops, Presentations and Community Outreach
CCEL is pleased to speak at various up and coming events including:
- Presentation of the Savvy Seniors Tools at theÂ Burnaby RCMP Senior Financial Fraud Awareness Forum in Burnaby,Â March 17 from 12:30 â€“ 3:30 pm.
- Presentation of the Aging with Challenges project to the Municipal Pension Retiree’s Association in Langley, March 29 from 1:30-3:30pm
- Participation at the Geriatric Services Conference in Vancouver, April 29 from 8:30 -7:00pm
- Re-Imagine Aging: Adding Life to Years – PWIAS International Research Roundtable at the University of British Columbia, May 9-12th from 8:30-4:30pm.
- Panel Presentation on Supportive Decision-Making at the Friesen Conference, Simon Fraser University, May 16-17th from 8:30-4:30pm.
- Workshop presentation at the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Annual Knowledge Exchange in Toronto, May 26th from 8:30-4:30pm
CLEBCÂ andÂ CCELÂ in collaboration present
The Journey of Aging —Â the Law and Beyond
2-Day ConferenceÂ – Thursday & Friday, November 12 & 13, 2015
DAYÂ 1: Connecting Across Discipline and Geography
Join practitioners from law, social work, health care, finance, non-profit and other sectors from across the country and around the world to talk about the challenges and issues involved in working with older adults.
DAYÂ 2: Key Practice Challenges and Hot Topics in Legal Practice
Explore issues engaged in powers of attorney and substitute decision-making, health care decision-making and end of life care, mental capacity and dementia, elder abuse and neglect, and other challenging subjects that arise in representing older adults and their families.
Keynote Address with Minister Wong
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:00- 1:45 P.M.
UBC Faculty of Law, Allard Hall
1822 East Mall, Terrace Lounge 4th floor
Join the Canadian Centre for Elder Law for a keynote speech from the Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong on social isolation of seniors.
Social isolation touches many aspects of seniorsâ€™ lives, including access to information and services, active participation in the community, healthy aging, income security and caregiving. The Government of Canada has a number of programs and activities aimed at creating awareness and addressing the impact of this growing issue. Aligning the priorities of these programs and activities will have the best impact on social isolation of seniors.
To register for this free event please emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Women’s Day 2014 Event
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is once again hosting an international Women’s Day event focused on the experiences on March 6, 2014
World Elder Law Study Group 2013
The World Elder Law Study Group allows elder law professors, practitioners and other professionals from around the world interested in law and aging issues, research and education, a chance to meet up with colleagues and exchange ideas on elder law research, issues and teaching.
The 2013 World Elder Law Study Group is being held onÂ November 11Â in Waikiki, Hawaii, United States. The event is being held in theÂ Hale Koa HotelÂ on the beautiful and internationally renownedÂ Waikiki beach, located on the island ofÂ Oahu.
International Elder Law Conference with a Veterans Focus
The International Elder Law Conference with a Veterans Focus, presented by the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law, is scheduled to take placeÂ November 12th and 13th, 2013. TwoÂ full days of presentations will feature judges, lawyers, veterans, medical doctors, psychiatrists and caregivers on insightful and timely issues facing elders, especially elder veterans.
The event will take place at The Hale Koa Hotel on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaiâ€™i.
Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on November 5, 2013. On-site registration will be available on November 12, 2013. For registration inquiries, please contact Amy Nye, University of Hawaii Conference Center, atÂ email@example.comÂ or 808-956-8204.