January 31, 2024

CCEL Dementia + Decision Making Project

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law is commemorating the month with the much anticipated release of the Dementia + Decision-Making Project. Building on our previous work, which revealed that there is a need to better engage people living with dementia in decisions relating to Read more…

November 9, 2023

CCEL Spotlight: Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law has had a longstanding partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. The CCEL has collaborated on many projects over the years and have benefitted immensely from the practical and real perspective that the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. brings – it has strengthened our research, Read more…

November 6, 2023

Thanks for Supporting the CCEL

November marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Formed in 2003 as a division of the BC Law Institute, CCEL’s objective was to use the law reform ideology behind BCLI and focus on matters involving our aging population. Since its inception, CCEL has produced substantive reports, Read more…

October 4, 2023

Preventing Financial Abuse: Role of the BC Securities Commission

Fraud and financial abuse seem to exist almost daily in our lives, from the unidentified caller to the phishing email. Yet financial abuse often occurs in situations with a trusted individual, making it difficult to spot, report, and remedy. This led me to a conversation with the BC Securities Commission’s Read more…

September 19, 2023

Inspiring Conversations About Elder Law: The 2023 Canadian Elder Law Conference and CCEL

It is with great excitement that the agenda for the 2023 Canadian Elder Law Conference was released. This marks the first return to in-person attendance since 2019 and I know I am ready to connect with the Elder Law community again. My first attendance was in 2015 and it inspired Read more…