May 16, 2022

New Project: Supporting Vulnerable Victims & Witnesses

May 15th to 21st is Victims and Survivors of Crime Week in Canada. This is a time to support, acknowledge, and honor those who have had crimes committed against them. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is excited to announce a new project to support this population, which has Read more…

April 26, 2022

An Update on the Adult Protection Act of Newfoundland and Labrador

Elder abuse and neglect response is complex because the appropriate action depends on the older person’s unique circumstances, who is hurting them, and their unique needs and desires. The law provides some options and obligations for response. We explain all the legislation relevant to elder abuse response in colonial Canada Read more…

March 9, 2022

Supporting Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses

Overview Crown Counsel are the lawyers who prosecute criminal offences on behalf of society. In this role, Crown Counsel make decisions about if and how to proceed in criminal cases of elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults. When prosecution is the best solution, it is not always pursued due Read more…

February 9, 2022

Alzheimer Society of B.C Webinar – Dementia and Decision-making

On January 26, CCEL’s Krista James and Jess Fehrenbacher presented on the Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-making project alongside the Alzheimer Society of B.C. This webinar discusses legal rights relating to decision-making for people living with dementia, compare supported and substitute decision-making, and provide insights gathered from the Read more…

November 9, 2021

Dementia Connections Article: Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making