CCEL Blog

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

    16 September 2019 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 Vancouver. Kevin has previously worked as an elder law lawyer and as a lawyer with Seniors First BC. In this blog post, […]   Read More

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

    9 September 2019 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 employer perspectives on a range of legal issues that arise in the “inter-generational workplace”. Menachem Freedman from HHBG Lawyers will provide the […]   Read More

  • Elder Abuse Remedies Presentation at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Kimberly A. Whaley

    3 September 2019 Introduction We are excited that Kimberly A. Whaley, founding partner at Whaley Estate Litigation Partners, will be presenting at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. In this blog post, we share an interview with Kimberly on her presentation, entitled “Elder Abuse: Civil and Criminal Remedies”. Kimberly brings her wealth of experience as a trust and estate […]   Read More

  • An Overview of the National Dementia Strategy

    15 August 2019 Introduction On June 17, 2019, the Government of Canada released A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together we Aspire [National Dementia Strategy]. This strategy was created following several steps: In November 2016, the Senate of Canada released a report on dementia in Canada; In 2017, Parliament passed the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias […]   Read More

  • Finding similarities and differences in Finnish and British Columbian legal systems

    6 August 2019 From May 28 to June 12, 2019, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law was pleased to host visiting scholar Katja Karjalainen, LL.D. from the University of Eastern Finland. In the blog post that follows she discusses her experiences as she begins the comparison of our two jurisdictions’ approach to what we know in BC as […]   Read More

  • First Canadian Seniors’ Complaints Report: OBSI

    31 July 2019 On July 18, 2019, the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) issued its first 2019 Seniors Report. Survey data gathered between 2017 and 2018 from over 1,400 case files highlights some of the unique challenges faced by seniors when accessing financial services and products. According to its news release, “Older Canadians experience different challenges […]   Read More

  • Results of IIROC National Survey Calls for More Protection for Vulnerable Investors

    22 July 2019 On June 21, 2019, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published the results of its national survey, Awareness and Attitudes Related to Provisions to Protect Vulnerable Investors and Investment Firms/Advisors: Presentation of Key Findings. Survey data gathered between March 7th and 14th, 2019 from 1,000 Canadian investors covered a range of topics including […]   Read More

  • IIROC 2019 Policy Priority Updates and Vulnerable Investors

    19 July 2019 This post was co-authored by Valerie Le Blanc and Kristen Weedmark   On April 9, 2019, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) released the Policy Priorities—Update Report. The report outlines the policy priorities that IIROC anticipates implementing or publishing for comment over the next 12 months. The policy updates include:         Guidance clarifying the […]   Read More

  • Analysis of the BC Safe Care Act Bill

    15 July 2019 Overview In BC, there is currently a private member’s bill, the Safe Care Act, 2019, in the legislature which proposes to create a form of secure care for children and youth who are experiencing substance use or are being sexually exploited. This bill would allow for the child to be apprehended pending a hearing on […]   Read More

  • Elder Mediation Workshop at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Joan Braun

    11 July 2019 Introduction Joan Braun and Vivian Kerenyi will be hosting an Elder Mediation workshop during the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. In this blog post, we share an interview with Joan on her research, this exciting workshop, and her insights into elder mediation.   Can you describe your workshop? Joan: Vivian Kerenyi and I are developing […]   Read More


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