CCEL Blog

  • 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

  • CCEL to Conduct Public Consultations with Older Women

    31 August 2012 Vancouver, 31 August 2012 —The Canadian Centre for Elder Law has launched a new research initiative to study the pressing legal and social policy issues impacting older women.This project will be the first BC community-engaged legal research project focused on older women. The project aims to identify and raise awareness about the legal and policy issues that most impact older women, and to encourage professionals who develop law and policy, and the elder law community in general, to consider and address these issues.   Read More

  • Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women – Abuse of Older Women, May 2012

    24 August 2012 The Standing Committee on the Status of Women (“the Committee”) has published its report on the Abuse of Older Women.   Read More

  • 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


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