CCEL Blog

  • WESA and the New Probate Rules – Is Your Estates Practice Ready?

    12 November 2013 12 November 2013—The law surrounding wills and estates in B.C. will change significantly when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) comes into force on March 31, 2014.  Everyone involved in estate planning, prevention of financial abuse of elders, or concerned with elder law generally, should be aware of the legal changes that are coming. […]   Read More

  • Alexandre Blondin, BA, LL.B.

    15 October 2013 15 October 2013—BCLI is pleased to advise that Alexandre Blondin has been retained on short-term contract to assist with current CCEL projects.  A graduate of UBC Law, Mr. Blondin successfully articled with BCLI and Boughton Law during 2012-2013 supported by the Law Foundation’s “Public Interest Articling Program” and was called to the BC Bar in […]   Read More

  • BCLI and CCEL Release Report on Assisted Living in BC

    2 October 2013 2 October 2013—The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) have jointly issued a Report on Assisted Living in British Columbia containing 50 recommendations for reform of the legal and regulatory framework for assisted living in B.C.   Issuance of the report coincides with the tenth anniversary of the founding […]   Read More

  • BCLI and CCEL are now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

    14 June 2013 It's official!BCLI and CCEL are now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow us to keep up with the latest news on law reform and elder law in Canada. It’s also a great opportunity to get in touch. If you want to weigh in on a current consultation, ask for a status update on one of our ongoing projects, or even just to stop by and say hello, send us a tweet or post on our wall. We’d love to hear from you.   Read More

  • BCCEAS ready to expand Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL)

    13 May 2013 The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is expanding the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL).Beginning  July 1, 2013 the phones will be answered from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.   Read More

  • Information and legal assistance for older adults

    13 May 2013 Elder Abuse information and referrals:BC CEAS has received funding (four years up front!) from the province to expand their Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) from 20 hours a week to 84 hours a week. Starting July 1, 2013 their phones will be answered from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.   Read More

  • BCCEAS Volunteer Opportunity

    23 April 2013 The B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support operates the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL), a provincial helpline. SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to  someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention.   Read More

  • Financial Abuse of Seniors: Legal Framework and Promising Canadian Approaches in Detection, Response and Prevention

    2 April 2013  On March 26, 2013, CCEL Senior Fellow Laura Tamblyn Watts participated in a National Meeting on Financial Abuse organized by the International Federation on Ageing and held in Toronto.  The full day meeting included stakeholders from the financial sector, government officials, and individuals and organizations with expertise in the area of abuse of older people.  This event was an important opportunity to:   Read More

  • Addressing Abuse of Older Adults: Connecting the Dots – Front Line Practice, Coordination, Policy and Research

    28 September 2012 Canadian Association of Gerontology Pre-Conference Event:Addressing Abuse of Older Adults: Connecting the Dots – Front Line Practice, Coordination, Policy, and ResearchThursday, October 18, 2012, 8:15am - 4:30pm Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St. Vancouver, BCSponsored by the Ministry of Health, Province of British Columbia in cooperation with Re:Act Program, Vancouver Coastal Health  and the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC   Read More

  • Ways and Means of Financial Abuse

    4 September 2012 The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia held their first CLE on Elder Mediation on May 16, 2012.  The Canadian Centre of Elder Law participated in the CLE, with staff lawyer Emma Butt presenting the Centre’s report on Elder Guardianship Mediation.  To view a copy of the Elder Guardianship Mediation Report, click here.     Read More


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