April 6, 2020

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

Overview People living with dementia often find that their decision-making rights are not respected. Some people assume that if you have dementia you cannot understand information or make choices. This exclusion happens within health care institutions and also in the larger community. On this page you will find a set Read more…

November 19, 2019

Health Care Consent and Capacity Assessment Tribunals Project – Seeking a Model For British Columbia

Overview The Health Care Consent and Capacity Assessment Tribunals Project followed upon a finding and recommendation in a recent Canadian Centre for Elder Law report, Conversations About Care: The Law and Practice of Health Care Consent for People Living with Dementia in British Columbia(2019). That report identified a need for Read more…

September 27, 2019

Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making

Background Request for Proposals Upcoming Events Council Dementia Rights Gathering Project Downloads Overview Our goal is to change how healthcare decision-making is approached so that the rights of people living with dementia are respected and they participate as much as possible in the decisions that matter to them. We will Read more…

August 26, 2019

Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project

Overview The Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project has two dimensions: (1) a focused review of the Child, Family and Community Service Act to identify outdated provisions and operational incompatibilities and gaps within the statute itself and with legislation that intersects with this act; (2) comparative legal Read more…

February 20, 2019

Pension Division Review Project

Overview The Pension Division Review Project is dedicated to a review of part 6 of British Columbia’s Family Law Act. When a spousal relationship breaks down, the Family Law Act provides for the division of family property between the spouses. Pensions represent a particularly complex form of property to divide Read more…