The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) carries out scholarly research, writing and analysis for law reform, collaborating with government and other entities, and providing materials and support for outreach and public information. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) carries out similar work focused on issues of interest to older adults.



About CCEL

Our History

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (“CCEL”) is a national, non-profit body dedicated to exploring the particular legal issues which affect older Canadians.

Our parent body, the B. C. Law Institute, first began studying issues of “elder law” in 1999 when, with support from the Law Foundation of British Columbia, it began project work on Private Care Agreements and Financial Arrangements: Loans and Guarantees between Family Members and Friends. Out of this and other Law Foundation supported initiatives came the growing realization of the need for a formalized Centre dedicated to legal issues of concern to older adults.

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