Victoria Conference Centre
May 23 from 2:50 pm – 3:50 pm: Supported Decision Making – Connecting Law and Practice (Valerie Le Blanc and Krista James)
The workshop is divided into two parts. The first half will introduce the CCEL and our current project on “Inclusive Investing: Respecting the Rights of Vulnerable Investors through Supported Decision Making.”
The second half of the workshop will engage with attendees about what supported decision making looks like in practice. Discussion about what is working, what isn’t working, and any barriers or challenges to using supported decision making (both formally or informally). We will then gather input on some best or promising practices to consider.
May 24 from 4 pm – 5 pm: Health Care Decisions in BC – Rights and Responsibilities (Krista James with Alison Leaney)
Here in BC, all adults have the right to make our own health care decisions, or participate to the greatest extent possible with support from family and friends. Our laws require that we all be presumed to be able to make our own health care decisions unless it becomes clear that we are not. And even then, we may be able to make some decisions, but not others, and this can change day-to-day. Alison and Krista will lead an interactive session that covers key features of health care decision making law in BC, including:
• who makes decisions;
• how they make them;
• the information needed to make an informed choice; and
• the important role of supportive people in our lives who can help to ensure our wishes are known.
The session will cover the role of everyone who may be involved in helping or making decisions, such as representatives, temporary substitutes, and committees, including the role of the Public Guardian and Trustee.