CCEL Blog

  • Report On Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence And Diminished Mental Capacity

    21 November 2017 “We’re caught between a rock and a hard place” said one financial services provider about their challenges in responding to the increasing number of elder financial abuse or mental capacity concerns that investment firms are seeing.  “We want to be part of the solution, but if we suspect something is going on, we don’t know […]   Read More

  • AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and Canadian Centre for Elder Law link up to focus on issues related to research and elder law

    18 October 2017 Announcement reposted on behalf of and with permission of AGE-WELL. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) has been named a new AGE-WELL core facility in elder law. The announcement was made today in Winnipeg at AGE-WELL’s 3rd Annual Conference. AGE-WELL is a federally-funded pan-Canadian network driving research and innovation in the area of technology […]   Read More

  • Capacity to Marry

    16 October 2017 Introduction In order to carry out legal actions, a person must have the requisite capacity to do so. Different legal actions may require a person to meet a specific threshold of capacity. For example, there are different thresholds associated with entering into a contract, making a will, and retaining legal counsel. These legal thresholds are […]   Read More

  • New tool release – Engaging Older Women in your Community: A Promising Practices Guide for Women’s and Senior Serving Organizations

    12 October 2017 Co-authored by Raissa Dickinson Engaging Older Women in your Community is a promising practices tool developed as an outcome of the Older Women’s Dialogue Project (OWDP). The publication is intended to support your agency to anticipate and address structural barriers to the participation of older women in community initiatives aimed at legal and policy change. […]   Read More

  • Older Women’s Dialogue Project: Surviving Violence, Calling for Change

    12 October 2017 New Older Women’s Dialogue Project Tool Development Group In early 2017, a new Older Women’s Dialogue Project (OWDP) tool development group was launched. In collaboration with Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) has been facilitating group meetings with women in the community who identify as […]   Read More

  • Mental Capacity, Consent, and Guardianship in BC and Canada: Get your Legal Update at the 2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference

    2 October 2017 Does your practice deal with mental capacity, consent or guardianship? If so, this year’s elder law conference is shaping up to be the event of the season for getting your update on the law. For some of you, consent and capacity are intrinsic to the bulk of your work. If you prepare powers of attorney, […]   Read More

  • Welcoming Kamala Sproule to the CCEL Team!

    25 September 2017   We are so pleased to welcome Kamala to our team. Kamala will be supporting our continuing work with older women living in the Lower Mainland. Over the last 15 years, Kamala has worked as an evaluator, a community development worker, and community-based researcher. She has a Masters in Social Work. She brings much experience […]   Read More

  • Advance Consent and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

    12 September 2017 The Carter Decision In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision with respect to a person’s right to medical assistance in dying (“MAiD”). Historically, it had been a crime for any person to assist another person in ending their own life. In the Carter decision, the appellants challenged the constitutionality of […]   Read More

  • Canadian Elder Law Conference November 2-3, 2017 in Vancouver

    11 September 2017 The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is thrilled to once again be hosting the Canadian Elder Law Conference in collaboration with CLE BC. We received many abstract submissions this year, allowing us to curate an agenda including some unique and interesting subjects. The Canadian Elder Law Conference is the only national conference devoted to legal […]   Read More

  • Undue Influence and Will-Making

    22 August 2017 This series examines and compares recommendations made in several BCLI reports and those made by the Law Commission of England and Wales. To read the other posts in the series click here. Undue influence can be defined as a situation where a person is pressured to perform a legal act, and where that person does not truly […]   Read More

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