October 31, 2022

Project Update: Summary of Themes from Consultations on Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making

Introduction The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is collaborating on a three-year project. 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. The Read more…

October 18, 2022

Supporting Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses: Project Update

Introduction: The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is conducting a one-year project with the goal of completing a model policy framework to support victims and witnesses of crime with capacity issues. To reach this goal, CCEL staff are interviewing victim service workers, police, Crown Counsel, designated agencies, defence counsel and Read more…

September 16, 2022

Summary of themes for participant feedback (September 15, 2022)

July 25, 2022

Abuse and Neglect in Institutional Settings: Strengthening Infrastructural Criminal Law Reform

Proposed federal legislation is pursuing criminal law reform to address the abuse and neglect of older adults within long-term care.[1]  A recently introduced private bill, Bill C-295, would amend section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes who fail to provide the Read more…

May 17, 2022

Mid-Term Evaluation Summary Report: Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making