July 25, 2022

Abuse and Neglect in Institutional Settings: Strengthening Infrastructural Criminal Law Reform

Proposed federal legislation is pursuing criminal law reform to address the abuse and neglect of older adults within long-term care.[1]  A recently introduced private bill, Bill C-295, would amend section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes who fail to provide the Read more…

June 21, 2022

Gregory K Steele QC Prize Winning Paper in Elder Law for 2021-22: Canada and the UN Principles for the Older Person

In December of 1991, the United Nations (UN) established a list of principles for the rights of older persons that they encourage members to incorporate into their national programmes: independence, participation, care, self-fulfilment, and dignity. The original purpose of this paper was to draft a Canadian Charter for the Rights Read more…

June 14, 2022

CCEL Summer Bulletin: June 2022

2021 had many challenges. We are all happy that it has now come to an end, and we look to 2022 as offering new hope and new opportunity. 2022 marks 25 years since the BCLI first opened its doors in 1997. While so much has changed in the past 25 years, our steady commitment to excellence in law reform continues.

June 10, 2022

Remembering Dr. Karen Kobayashi

We are very sad to announce the loss of a dear CCEL friend, one of our founding Distinguished Fellows, Dr. Karen Kobayashi. Karen was a professor in the University of Victoria Department of Sociology and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) of the Faculty of Social Sciences. She was also Read more…

June 9, 2022

Meet CCEL Research Assistant Ellen Spannagel

My name is Ellen Spannagel, and I’m currently in my final year as a Bachelor of Civil Law and Juris Doctor candidate at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. I am passionate about work that creatively addresses social inequities and am thrilled to be joining the Canadian Center for Elder Law Read more…