Canadian Conference on Elder Law 2012

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The Canadian Conference on Elder Law 2012’s Advocacy and Aging: From Storytelling to Systemic Change brought together Canadian and international experts, academics, lawyers, health care professionals and advocates to promote and advance the discussion of elder law issues.

Selected experts in attendance included Madam Justice Marion Allan, Kim Carter, Ombudsperson of B.C., Jay Chalke, Q.C., Candace Heisler (U.S.A.), Jan Goddard, Sue Field (Australia), Rebecca Morgan (U.S.A), Kim Dayton (U.S.A), Kim Whaley, Ian Hull, and Douglas Melville, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investment.

An important new study stream, Women and Aging, funded partly by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, engaged leading thinkers from the areas of gender equality and elder law to explore the legal issues impacting older women.

The Canadian Conference on Elder Law is the only Canadian and international conference devoted to the study of issues affecting the older people and the laws that support their needs. 

Sessions included:

Peter Pan as Public Policy: The Challenge of 55-plus Housing

Taking it to the Streets: The Increasing Importance of Municipal Law in Elder Law Issues

Decisions, Decisions: Substitute Decision Making Legislation, Where It Has Been and Where It Is Going



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