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National Seniors Day 2018 – Responding to Elder Abuse: A Legal and Ethical Overview to Enhance your Practice
Do you work with older adults? Do you develop elder abuse policy for your agency?
Do you struggle with the challenge of how to respond to concerns about elder abuse in a manner that respects an older person’s rights to autonomy, privacy, respectful treatment, and safety?
In this session, Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law provides a national comparative overview of laws that form part of your elder abuse response toolkit, and identify ethical principles to support best practice with older adults who are being harmed by someone they trust or care about.
Speaker: Krista James, CCEL
Webinar recorded on October 1, 2018
Webinar organized and hosted by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues,
Department of Justice Canada.
No video available. Access the presentation’s slides right here: English and French
Consent and Capacity (AGEWELL)
Krista James provides education on understanding and navigating the Canadian legal system, including legal and ethical issues of critical importance when working with older adults, such as informed consent and substitute decision-making.
Speaker: Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law
Speaker:Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018
A snapshot of laws across the country relevant to elder abuse. CCEL addresses ethical issues relevant to responding to abuse, and helps webinar participants identify key resources to support older adults.
- Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law,
- Valerie Le Blanc, Staff Lawyer CCEL/BCLI
Recorded on Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Webinar hosted by AGEWELL
Reporting Elder Financial Abuse: The Catch 22- Can we Find Way Out?
Financial Advisors and the investment industry are key players in the detecting and reporting of elder financial abuse, and other forms of undue influence or abuse. But as the law stands, these financial planners and investment advisors cannot reach out about their concerns without breaching privacy law.
This consultation webinar is part of Vulnerable Investor and Safe Harbour Project by FAIR Canada and the CCEL. Learn what the legal systems are now, and have your say about how they should be in future!
- Marian Passmore, Fair Project
- Laura Tamblyn Watts, Canadian Centre for Elder Law
Recorded on June 20, 2017
Webinar hosted by Elder Abuse Ontario
No video available – Access the slides here
National Seniors Day 2017: Engaging Older Women in your Community
Engaging Older Women in your Community is a promising practices tool developed as an outcome of the Older Women’s Dialogue Project (OWDP), a collaborative project between the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) and the CCEL. The publication is intended to support your agency to anticipate and address structural barriers to the participation of older women in community initiatives aimed at legal and policy change.
The tool includes key questions to explore, tips for enhancing organizational capacity to include older women, and examples from our experience throughout the OWDP. All of the ideas contained in this resource reflect what CCEL and West Coast LEAF learned through working with older women in Vancouver, BC.
- Krista James (National Director – Canadian Centre for Elder Law)
- Shahnaz Rahman (Manager of Community Outreach – West Coast LEAF)
- Clemencia Gomez (Executive Director – South Granville Seniors Centre)
Recorded on October 5, 2017
Webinar hosted by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Older Women’s Rights Matter Part 1 and 2
This webinar, a co-presentation by West Coast LEAF and the CCEL, deals with the legal rights of older women fleeing abuse.
- Diverse older women’s experiences of violence and barriers to safety
- Capacity and decision-making rights
- Protection orders and peace bonds
- Role of the Health Authorities as Designated Agencies
- Intro to the role of the Public Guardian & Trustee
Q & A of Part 1
Q& A of Part 2
- Alana Prochuk, West Coast LEAF
- Krista James, CCEL
Recorded in May and June 2016
Webinar hosted by West Coast LEAF
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