• A Seniors’ Advocate for BC

    7 August 2012 The BC Ministry of Health recently published a Discussion Paper on a Seniors’ Advocate for BC (click here to download), inviting comment from individuals, families and service providers alike on a number of questions with respect to the mandate, role and functions that the Seniors’ Advocate might play.  The Ministry also held a series of public consultations throughout the province in May and June this year as a means of seeking input into the creation of this new   Read More

  • World Elder Law Study Group 2012

    24 July 2012    Read More

  • 2012 Boughton / BCLI Great Debate

    23 July 2012   Online registration is now available! Click here for more information.   Read More

  • Highlights from the 2011 Census: Canada’s Aging Population

    28 June 2012 On May 29, 2012 Statistics Canada released the 2011 Census data on population growth in Canada. This data confirmed predictions that as life expectancies lengthen and the baby boomers age, the population of seniors would significantly outweigh younger populations. Across Canada the population of seniors, those 65 years of age and older, has risen dramatically, without corresponding significant growth in populations under 64 years of age.   Read More

  • Free Legal Advice for Older Adults at Calgary Legal Guidance

    27 June 2012 Calgary Legal Guidance has identified a pressing need for legal information and advice among disadvantaged older adults. They are now offering free legal services directed at low-income seniors over the age of 65.In particular, many older adults cannot afford legal fees to prepare a Personal Directive and Power of Attorney. Calgary Legal Guidance can provide information about these advance planning documents, and they can help older adults prepare their Personal Directive and Power of Attorney.   Read More

  • Physician-Assisted Dying in Canada: The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s Recent Ruling in Carter v. Attorney-General of Canada

    18 June 2012 Justice Lynn Smith of the BC Supreme Court handed down her decision on Friday in the case of Carter v. the Attorney-General of Canada, 2012 BCSC 886, ruling that the Criminal Code provisions which prohibit assisted suicide in Canada were unconstitutional.  Justice Smith declared the relevant provisions of the Criminal Code invalid, but suspended the operation of the declaration for one year in order to permit the government time to consider and draft appropriate legislation.  However, Her Honour gave Ms.   Read More

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2012

    14 June 2012 Vancouver, 14 June 2012—The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) announces it will host the 2012 Canadian / International Conference in Elder Law to advance elder rights.    Read More

  • How could an Office of the Seniors’ Advocate help older people in British Columbia? Public consultations scheduled.

    28 May 2012 As part of Improving Care for B. C. Seniors: An Action Plan, government has committed to establish an Office of the Seniors' Advocate. Public consultations on the role of this office will be held in communities around the province in May and June.May 29 - VictoriaJune 1 - SurreyJune 4 - VancouverJune 5 - VancouverJune 8 - AbbotsfordJune 11 - ParksvilleJune 20 - KelownaJune 22 - CranbrookJune 25 - Prince GeorgeJune 27 - Dawson Creek   Read More

  • The Joys and the Tears of Living Longer

    24 May 2012 The Joys and the Tears of Living Longer is a national conference hosted by the Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of British Columbia to explore the opportunities and challenges of Canadians’ increased longevity.   Read More

  • Fifth ACE Special Lecture – June 12, 2012

    18 May 2012 Join the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly for the Fifth ACE Special Lecture at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Ben Sadowski Auditorium at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.Featured lecturers include:Dr. Samir K. SinhaCare of the Elderly, Could we do better?   Read More

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