Health Care Decision-Making: Legal Rights of People Living with Dementia


Video 1 – Who Makes Your Health Care Decisions?


Video 2 – Getting Support with Health Care Decisions


Video 3 – Protecting Your Decision-Making Rights


To read more about the project Health Care Decision-Making: Legal Rights of People Living with Dementia, click here.



CCEL in Pictures – 15th Anniversary video

We put together this short retrospective of the last 15 years. Thank you to all the volunteers, collaborators, funders, students, and staff who have supported us over the years. We could not do it without you!  Read more 

No Voice: Older Immigrant Women: Surviving Violence, Calling for Change 

Older Immigrant Women survivors of abuse share their experiences of how the family law system failed them.

This video was created by immigrant women survivors of abuse with the support of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) and the Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society (VLMMFSS) and funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

In collaboration with Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society, the CCEL launched a new Older Women’s Dialogue Project tool development group for older immigrant women living in the Vancouver area who have survived violence or abuse. Read more 



Older Women’s Dialogue Project videos 

This project is a collaboration with West Coast LEAF. The Older Women’s Dialogue Project explores:

  1. What are the pressing law and social policy issues impacting older women?
  2. What can we do to address these barriers to quality of life for older women?

Over two years, we worked with groups of older women to develop resources that take action on the legal and social policy issues they identify as most pressing to them. A series of tools was then developed by older women on the issues that matter to them: discrimination and security in housing, access to affordable prescription drug coverage, and oral hygiene and dental care. Here are the video tools some of these groups developed.

Videos developed by the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Homelessness is Ageless

Dignity, Culture & Housing

My Home is Not Safe


Video developed by South Granville Seniors Centre

The Need for Universal Pharmacare

Read more about the project and the tools



Be a savvy senior

Be a Savvy Senior is a series of educational tools to help seniors protect themselves against fraud. The tools identify some of the most common scams con artists use these days to target seniors. The focus of the tools is to empower seniors to help protect themselves by identifying basic strategies people can use to respond to suspected fraud. Read more