April 2022 Newsletter: Check out our latest study paper + our new practical guide website!
April 19, 2022
BY Alec Regino
Our Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada is Now Live!
CCEL’s practical guide provides an overview of elder abuse and neglect law and identifies some best practices in elder abuse response. The guide includes a summary of relevant provincial, territorial, and federal legislation.
The Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada is a French-English bilingual searchable website and is an update from CCEL’s 2011 guide. It is available at ccelderlaw.ca/.
Check out BCLI’s latest release!
The BCLI is pleased to publish its Study Paper on Public Hearings. This study paper provides a comprehensive overview of British Columbia’s public hearings law and lays the necessary groundwork to initiate law-reform projects to determine how public hearings could be transformed to better serve communities in BC.
The study paper is available here.
Do you work with victims and witnesses with capability issues? Share your insights!
We are seeking feedback from:
- Crown Counsel
- Defense Counsel
- Victim Services Workers
- RCMP Members
- Elders Advocates
- Indigenous Advocates
In a 30-60 minute interview, share your perspectives on what policy changes are necessary to support people living with dementia and other disabilities in dealing with the criminal justice system.
If you are interested or know someone who would be a good fit, contact Alison Wilkinson at [email protected].
April 20: With the release of the new Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada website, CCEL National Director Krista James will present the re-published guide, highlighting some key aspects of the law in BC and provide an overview of the Guide.
This event is hosted by the Canadian Bar Association. Register here.
April 21: The Elder Law Update 2022 is a half-day session that will cover elder law topics relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The course will include panels on capacity to instruct counsel for clients living with dementia and other cognitive and communication challenges, class action litigation as a strategy for responding to elder abuse and neglect in long-term care, and criminal and civil responses to elder abuse and neglect.
Register for this session now through this link.
May 9: CCEL National Director Krista James will introduce the new and improved practical guide to elder abuse and neglect law in Canada in a webinar hosted by United Way BC. Krista will highlight and explain how you can use the Guide to support your work with older people and vulnerable adults.
To register for this webinar, register here.
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BCLI Releases Study Paper on Public Hearings
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CCEL Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women