December 4, 2015

Older Women Fleeing Violence and Abuse in Canada: Bringing Together Separate Spheres of Practice

Overview Supporting older women fleeing violence is challenging work that demands knowledge of both elder abuse and violence against women. Yet, these two communities of practice operate largely as separate spheres. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law was invited to submit an article for a special edition of the Journal Read more…

September 8, 2015

Elder Abuse in Chinese and South Asian Communities

Visual Mapping of Needs Assessment Results   Poster If you would like free copies of the Simplified Chinese and Punjabi posters please contact 604-822-0564, or [email protected]                 The posters state: Healthy Aging means: Feeling safe in your home Feeling respected in your family. Is Read more…

Older Women’s Legal Education Project

Overview Handbook: Road to Safety: Legal Information for Older Women in BC Wallet sized cards available in 12 languages. This project was a collaboration of CCEL and West Coast LEAF (WCL). The project addressed a serious gap in existing public legal education resources: information tailored to older women fleeing abuse. Currently, Read more…

September 2, 2015

Financing Litigation Legal Research Project

June 30, 2015

Questions and Answers About Pension Division on the Breakdown of a Relationship in British Columbia (2015-2016)

Overview British Columbia’s Family Law Act now extends the family property regime to long-term marriage-like relationships as well as legal marriages, with the result that pensions belonging to persons in marriage-like relationships have become subject to division on the breakdown of those relationships under Part 6 of the Act. The Read more…