CCEL Blog

  • 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

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

    3 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 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 […]   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


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