CCEL Blog

  • British Columbia Public Guardian and Trustee: Gold Level Sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference

    13 November 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here.   Introduction The British Columbia Public Guardian and Trustee is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. In Services to Adults the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) protects the legal, […]   Read More

  • Elder Law Case Update at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Emily Clough

    8 November 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here Introduction We are excited that Emily Clough will be presenting at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. Emily is a partner at Clark Wilson LLP, chair of the firm’s Elder Law group, and is […]   Read More

  • Inclusive Investing and Financial Literacy

    6 November 2019 This post can also be found on Inclusion BC’s website. Inclusive Investing  November is Financial Literacy Month and October is Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Month. Many of the financial institutions, investment regulators, community and other organizations committed to supporting financial literacy are publishing resources, tools, information, and workshops to help people learn more about how to manage […]   Read More

  • Difficulties Seniors Face with Financial Services

    28 October 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here       Earlier this year OBSI released its first ever Seniors Report, documenting the experiences of seniors using its services. The national, not-for-profit organization collected demographic and case data for 2017 and 2018 […]   Read More

  • Federal Election 2019: Identifying the Seniors’ Policy Issues

    21 October 2019 Co-written with Lorraine Wong   This year, Canada’s political parties have announced many policies on their platforms that are particularly relevant to seniors. Some issues, such as pensions, are more clearly seniors’ policy topics; other policies that do not directly target seniors could still have a significant impact on older people. For example, expenditures that […]   Read More

  • Ontario Law on Undue Influence in Estate Planning

    15 October 2019 Estate and Trust Consultant, Scotiatrust       This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here   Historically the area of estates was not particularly litigious, but as families and financial circumstances become more complex, litigation involving estates has become more frequent. […]   Read More

  • Upcoming Reforms to Assisted Living Regulation in BC

    7 October 2019 Introduction to the new Assisted Living Regulations On August 21st the BC government announced it will bring into effect changes to the Community Care and Assisted Living Act [CCALA] and a new Assisted Living Regulation into force. These changes are set to take effect on December 1st, 2019. Bill 16 – 2016 and the new […]   Read More

  • Interview with British Columbia Securities Commission: Gold Level Sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference

    23 September 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here Introduction We are pleased to announce that the British Columbia Securities Commission is a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. The British Columbia Securities Commission is responsible for regulating the […]   Read More

  • Elder Law Toolkit Presentation at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Kevin R. Smith

    16 September 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here   Introduction We are pleased that Kevin R. Smith will be presenting at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. Kevin has an LLM in Elder Law, and is currently an elder law consultant in […]   Read More

  • The Inter-generational Workplace Presentation at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Kirsten Hume Scrimshaw

    9 September 2019 This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the 2019 Elder Law Conference. To see the other posts in the series, click here   We are grateful to you for putting together the panel on age discrimination. Can you describe your panel on the inter-generational workplace? Our panel includes lawyers with experience to provide both employee and […]   Read More


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