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THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ELDER LAW

WHATIdentifies specific legal issues which affect older Canadians and provides solutions where gaps in coverage may fall.
WHYTo ensure that the rights and quality of life of older people are protected.
WHEREThe Canadian Centre for Elder Law.
B. C. Law Institute.
British Columbia, Canada.


Program Description


“Older adults are as diverse as the general population. The impact of law and policy on their lives will depend on sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, immigration status, disability, socio-economic status, Indigenous identity and other factors connected to power and privilege in society. We strive to approach all our work with an awareness of vulnerability linked to identity and ensure we are including diverse perspectives.”

-bcli.org

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law helps protect the rights of older adults by engaging in:

  • Research and Scholarship
  • Law Reform
  • Information and Education

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law works to:

-Engage the community by identifying problems with respect to the rights of older adults and developing solutions such as better laws, policies, and systems by consulting with older people, academics, government, and justice, health care and financial agencies.
-Demystify the law by creating tools which use plain language clarify obligations and rights.

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law hosts the World Study Group on Elder Law to share knowledge on issues affecting the legal rights of older adults internationally.

The organization’s website also contains resources on elder abuse such as Fraud Protection for Seniors, Financial Literacy to prevent Financial Abuse in Older Adults and a Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law.
source: bcli.org

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