Canadian Elder Law Conference

Bridging the Gap: Elder Law for Everyone 
Nov. 14-15, 2019

The 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference, entitled Bridging the Gap: Elder Law for Everyone took place on November 14-15 in Vancouver, BC.

We hosted the event in collaboration with the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC).

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding topics, please contact CCEL National Director Krista James at

We counted down to the 2019 Elder Law Conference by featuring some of the presenters and sponsors in a series of interviews and blog posts. Read them all here.

2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference Photo Album

2019 Conference Chairs

  • Jan Goddard, Goddard Gamage LLP (Toronto)
  • Hugh McLellan, McLellan Herbert (Vancouver)
  • Geoffrey W. White, Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation (Kelowna)

Conference Program

Consult the detailed list of presenters and panels here

Please note:
Enrollment for the Elder Mediation Workshop with Joan Braun and Vivian Kerenyi (Thursday, November 14) is limited. People interested in participating must register ahead of the conference by emailing Joan Braun at

Gregory K Steele QC Prize

The Gregory K. Steele Student Paper Prize in Elder Law was awarded on June 12, 2019, to Anne-Isabelle Cloutier, LLB Candidate – Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, for her paper Why a Guardianship Tribunal Is Needed In Canada. You will be able to discover her paper at the conference.  

Learn more about the Gregory K. Steele Prize


2019 Sponsors








Goddard Gamage LLP






Sponsorship Package

Are you interested in becoming a conference sponsor?
Find out about our sponsorship levels and perks and contact Krista James at 

Past Conferences

2017– Coming of Age – Elder Law in Canada and Its Future
2015– The Journey of Aging –  The Law and Beyond
2012–  Advocacy and Aging: From Storytelling to Systemic Change
2010 – Developing an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law
2008 – Aging Citizens, Evolving Practices