CCEL Blog

  • 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

  • CCEL Announces 2012 Gregory K. Steele, Q.C. Prize

    9 May 2012 The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is pleased to announce its Student Paper Award in Elder Law. The CCEL is committed to promoting student work in areas of study that consider legal issues affecting older people. Papers may be submitted in English or French. The prize includes:   Read More

  • Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange 2012

    3 May 2012 Join us at the NICE Knowledge Exchange – May 24th, Hart House, University of Toronto – for a stimulating day featuring an exceptional program of experts in knowledge exchange in the field of aging.KEYNOTE ADDRESS:Dr. Marion McMurdo - Physical Activity in Later Years: an Exercise in Common Sense INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS:Adverse Drug Reactions & Older Adults with Dr. Patricia Keys Early-Onset Dementia - the Experience of Family Caregivers with Adriana Shnall   Read More

  • BC Family Caregiver Week 2012

    3 May 2012 BC Family Caregiver Week 2012 has been officially proclaimed and will run May 5 - 11, 2012. Family Caregiver Week (FCW)  is a time to thank, support and educate both family caregivers and the general public about the issues of concern for family caregivers in BC. During the week take time to recognize and acknowledge the work you do as a family caregiver or take time to thank the people in your life who are family caregivers.Family Caregiver events by North Shore Caregiver Support   Read More

  • 2012 Canadian Conference on Elder Law

    24 April 2012 The 2012 Canadian Conference on Elder Law will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2012.   Read More


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