• In February: be connected, stay savvy

    21 February 2017 By Isabelle Groc, Community Engagement Coordinator 21 February 2017 – February, as the month of Family Day and Valentine’s Day, is a time of celebrating family, love and companionship. 14-year old Vancouver resident Elodie Doumenc felt sad that she could not spend time on Family Day with her grandmother, Alexandra, who lives in France, and […]   Read More

  • Informed health care consent, aging and dementia: making it happen

    14 February 2017 By Isabelle Groc, Community Engagement Coordinator 14 February 2017 – January was Alzheimer Awareness Month, making it a great time for the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) to launch a new project that seeks to help people living with dementia better understand their right to consent to health care treatment and medication. In collaboration […]   Read More

  • Summer Legal Research Assistant

    1 February 2017 The BCLI and CCEL have an opening for a Legal Research Assistant on a full-time basis for May through August 2017. Preferred candidates will be second or third-year law students from one of BC’s three law schools. The successful candidate(s) will carry out legal research, analysis and writing. Researchers report generally to the Executive Director […]   Read More

  • Isabelle’s New Year beginnings at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

    11 January 2017 With a New Year often come new beginnings. My exciting new beginning for 2017 is that I am now part of a vibrant team of passionate people working hard to reform the law to improve the lives of older Canadians. When the opportunity to join the CCEL as a community engagement coordinator came up, I […]   Read More

  • Contract Opportunity – BC CRN Team Leader

    31 October 2016 The BC CRN is a provincial non-profit registered society funded mostly by the Ministry of Health. Its mission is to empower communities and individuals through coordination, collaboration and relationship building to stop adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect – together. The BC Association of Community Response Networks has openings for two Team Leaders: Team Leader 1 supports the […]   Read More

  • Celebrate National Seniors Day with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

    17 August 2016 The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is pleased to invite you to share National Seniors Day with us to hear about the work of four groups of senior women who participated in the Older Women’s Dialogue Project.  The project is a collaborative initiative with the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to engage older women […]   Read More

  • Elder Abuse in Chinese and South Asian Communities— A Recent CCEL Collaboration

    3 May 2016 By Jenny Ruan, Pro Bono Students Canada volunteer Gao came to Canada five years ago. She was sponsored by her son, Henry. He and his wife May had twin baby girls. Gao was excited to meet her first grandchildren and welcomed the opportunity to care for them when her daughter-in-law returned to work. Consistent with […]   Read More

  • Summer Student Legal Research Opportunity

    10 March 2016 This posting has now closed. Due to overwhelming interest, applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview.  Interviews are being scheduled over the first two weeks of April.  Thank you to the many applicants for your interest.  The BCLI and CCEL have opportunities for Legal Research Assistants on a full-time or part-time basis […]   Read More

  • Project Update: Older Women’s Dialogue

    4 December 2015 Older Women’s Dialogue Project Update December 4, 2015 Work on the Older Women’s Dialogue Project is progressing as quick as ever and Phase 2 consultations are now complete! The goal of the second phase was to engage groups of women that we were unable to reach in the first year of work, particularly: Older First […]   Read More

  • New Publication! Older Women Fleeing Violence and Abuse

    4 December 2015 The Canadian Centre for Elder Law was invited to submit an article to the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect’s special issue on abuse of older women. Here is the link to the recently published article, Older Women Fleeing Violence and Abuse in Canada: Bringing Together Separate Spheres of Practice. The article summarizes recent collaborative […]   Read More

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