• Executive Director Jim Emmerton appointed to the National Seniors Council

    9 March 2015 BCLI Executive Director Jim Emmerton has been appointed to the National Seniors Council. The NCS was established to advise the Government of Canada on matters relating to the well-being and quality of life of seniors, including the opportunities and challenges arising from Canada’s rapidly growing and increasingly diverse population of seniors. The appointments of Mr. […]   Read More

  • Call for Abstracts – The Journey of Aging – the Law and Beyond

    16 February 2015 The CLEBC and CCEL is now accepting abstracts for oral presentations or joint panel submissions. Presentations will be organized as panels of 2-4 speakers for approximately 80 minutes including question period and include a combination of faculty and ‘open abstract’ sessions. Time slots are limited. For more information, download the full call for proposals. Alternately, you can learn […]   Read More

  • Job Posting: BCLI Seeks New Executive Director

    9 January 2015 The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is recruiting a full-time Executive Director to commence June 1, 2015 to replace the current Executive Director who is retiring June 30, 2015. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides executive management and organizational leadership for a small team of professionals located in the Faculty […]   Read More

  • BC Government Launches Disability White Paper Consultation

    27 February 2014 27 February 2014—The BC government is seeking input from British Columbians into how government, businesses and communities can improve accessibility for people with disabilities. For more information on how to participate, review the consultation’s website at govTogether BC. The consultation closes on March 11, 2014.   Read More

  • CLEBC and BCLI to Host Courses on New Probate Rules

    30 January 2014 30 January 2014—The following information will be of interest to anyone who is involved with advising or assisting seniors in personal and estate planning or administering estates. The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, in collaboration with the BC Law Institute and Canadian Centre for Elder Law, is presenting two courses in February 2014 […]   Read More

  • Call for Abstracts: CAG2014 – Landscapes of Aging

    13 January 2014 CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting Canadian Association on Gerontology  October 16-18, 2014Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Airport shuttles from Pearson & Buffalo!) The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging, October 16-18, 2014 in exciting Niagara Falls, […]   Read More

  • 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

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