May 2022 Newsletter: Victims and Survivors of Crime Week
May 17, 2022
BY Alec Regino
New Project: Supporting Vulnerable Victims & Witnesses
May 15th to 21st is Victims and Survivors of Crime Week in Canada. This is a time to support, acknowledge, and honor those who have had crimes committed against them.
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is excited to announce a new project to support this population, which has been generously funded by the BC Council to Reduce Elder Abuse. The Supporting Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses project aims to create a model policy framework for Crown counsel and other professionals working with victims of crime and witnesses who have capability issues.
Part of this work is consultation interviews with key informants and stakeholders. CCEL is seeking participants to interview for this project, including those working as Crown counsel, RCMP members, victim services staff, and support workers for vulnerable adults. The information obtained from these interviews will inform the policy framework. If you are interested in participating, contact Alison Wilkinson at [email protected].
The Summary Mid-Term Report for the Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making Project is now available!
Thank you to all the healthcare providers in BC who shared their insights on how to better support people living with dementia to participate in decision-making. We are happy to share the Mid-Term Evaluation Report on the Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making Project prepared by Elayne McIvor of Catalyst Consulting.
Stay tuned on more updates on this by visiting the project page on the BCLI website.
Inclusion BC Conference: Everybody Belongs
The CCEL will be speaking in two presentations during this conference. On May 26, Jess Fehrenbacher and Craig Burns will present on Engaging People Living with Disabilities in Decision Making and Alison Wilkinson and Sara Pon will present on Making Investment Decisions with Support on May 27.
To register, visit the conference website.
SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative Horizons Conference: Crisis and Social Transformation in Community-Engaged Research
On May 27, Jess Fehrenbacher and Craig Burns will present on Community-Engaged Research Methods of Engaging People Living with Disabilities in Decision Making Project and Sara Pon will present on Using CER Approaches to Advance Law Reform with Older People: Benefits, Challenges, and Learning on May 28.
Learn more about this conference by clicking this link.
SFU Friesen Conference – Safe and Better: RE-Visioning Elder Care Across the Shelter-Care Continuum
On June 2, Sara Pon will present a poster on Oversight of the Work of Health Care Assistants in BC: Protecting Vulnerable Workers and Clients during the conference.
To learn more, click here.
Introducing the New and Improved Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Krista James will talk about the Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada website, hosted by the RCMP.
The Advocate | May 2022
Emily Clough, BCLI Chair
The Scrivener | May 2022
Krista James, CCEL National Director
|Monika Steger and Krista James|
An Update on the Adult Protection Act of Newfoundland and Labrador