March 30, 2021

Oversight of the Work of Health Care Assistants in BC: Protecting Vulnerable Workers and Patients / Clients

Overview In 2020 unregulated health care assistants (HCAs), also known as care aides, personal support workers, and community health workers, delivered the majority (about 80%) of hands-on care provided to older people, people living with disabilities, and other frail or vulnerable adults across the care spectrum in Canada (in long-term Read more…

September 18, 2020

Review of Parentage under Part 3 of the Family Law Act

Overview Conclusively determining who a child’s parents are is an important part of family law. It is the foundation of many aspects of a child’s identity, such as family name and relationships, nationality, and cultural heritage. Parentage can also determine important legal rights and responsibilities, such as a child’s inheritance Read more…

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…

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Act Project has two dimensions: (1) a focused review of the Child, Family and Community Service Act to identify outdated provisions and operational incompatibilities and gaps within the statute itself and with legislation that intersects with this act; (2) comparative legal Read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