July 5, 2002

The Ultimate Limitation Period: Updating the Limitation Act

This project examines the ultimate limitation period contained in section 8 of the Limitation Act. The project identifies a number of problems associated with section 8 and makes recommendations with particular attention to: the appropriate length and commencement date of the ULP; the future of special ULPs; and the potential Read more…

January 5, 2001

Civil Remedies for Sexual Assault

This project addresses the way in which civil damages are assessed and awarded to the victims of sexual assault.  Civil actions for damages, broadly speaking, comprise lawsuits commenced by plaintiffs against defendants for alleged wrongful conduct.  Sexual assault can be defined as the intentional application of force that violates a Read more…

November 24, 2020

Dementia and Representation Agreements: Understanding the Lived Experience of Representatives During Health Care and Personal Care Decision-Making

Alexis Haig is a Master in Gerontology Candidate at Simon Fraser University. Her thesis is entitled “Exploring Health Care and Personal Care Decision-Making under Representation Agreements: The Lived Experiences of ‘Representatives’ of Older Adults with Dementia.” Alexis holds a B.A. and B.S.W. from the University of British Columbia.   Introduction Read more…

November 16, 2020

Visitor Restrictions and Health Care Decision-Making Rights in BC: Comments on the Seniors Advocate Report, Staying Apart to Stay Safe

Introduction The Seniors Advocate conducted a survey about the COVID-19 visitor restrictions in long-term care and assisted living. The results of this survey were released on November 3, 2020. The survey was open to the public, and respondents were largely family visitors of residents in long-term care (49%). Other respondents Read more…

October 12, 2017

New tool release – Engaging Older Women in your Community: A Promising Practices Guide for Women’s and Senior Serving Organizations

Co-authored by Raissa Dickinson Engaging Older Women in your Community is a promising practices tool developed as an outcome of the Older Women’s Dialogue Project (OWDP). The publication is intended to support your agency to anticipate and address structural barriers to the participation of older women in community initiatives aimed Read more…