Welcome to our new webinars page! You will find all our recent presentations in one convenient place. This page will be updated regularly, keep checking back!



Raise Your Voice: Dementia, Long-Term Care and Covid-19


Speakers: Craig Burns (member of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Board of Directors and its advisory group of people living with dementia) and Naomi Mison (member of the Society’s advisory group of caregivers); Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law; Isobel Mackenzie, B.C.’s Seniors Advocate.

Moderator: Emily Clough (Partner, Clark Wilson LLP)

Recorded on January 27, 2021

Webinar hosted by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Elder Abuse and Neglect: Legal Framework and Guiding Principles for Best Practice in BC


In this session Krista identifies key BC laws relevant to elder abuse response and share 12 guiding principles for best practice. The session covers adult guardianship, family violence legislation, care facility requirements, and criminal law.

Speaker: Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law

Recorded on February 16, 2021

Webinar hosted by the BC Association of Community Response Networks

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Exploring the Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada



The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is currently updating their 2011 Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada. In this webinar, CCEL National Director Krista James provides an update on aspects of the law related to elder abuse, and introduce features of the updated guide. The webinar covers aspects of the law in each province and territory.

Speaker: Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law 

Recorded on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Webinar hosted by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

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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.

Part 1

Speaker: Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law 

Recorded on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Webinar hosted by AGEWELL
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Speaker:Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law 

Recorded on Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Webinar hosted by AGEWELL
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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

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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

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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.

Topics include:

  • 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

Part 1

Q & A of Part 1 

Part 2

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

If you are hard-of-hearing or deaf and require an approximate transcript of this webinar, you can download it here or email education@westcoastleaf.org.

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