Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults in their relation to the law. The only organization of its kind in Canada, the Centre conducts research, outreach, and public legal education on elder law issues. The Centre is a division of the British Columbia Law Institute.

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Predatory lending is the practice whereby a lender deceptively persuades a borrower to agree to abusive loan terms. This project examines lending practices in Canada and whether our laws would be able to assist victims ...
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A private care agreement involves an older adult's transfer of property to a friend or family member for a promise of care and support in the home. This project reviews the state of the law and makes recommendations to ...
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More families are turning to mediation to resolve family conflict. This project examines new legislation in BC relating to mediation involving guardianship and older adults. The project addresses legal, ethical, and ...
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This project provides a starting point to engage in a national conversation about a critical "middle option" of health/housing in Canada. This middle option, called "supportive housing/assisted living" in this project, ...
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A reverse mortgage is a type of loan made to senior citizen homeowners, allowing them to use their homes as collateral to get cash and defer repayment. This project examines what reverse mortgages are and the legal ...
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This project addresses issues associated with the implementation in British Columbia of the Uniform Illegal Contracts Act. This Act would empower superior courts to mitigate harsh and unjust results sometimes produced ...
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The Privacy Act of British Columbia was the first legislation in the British Commonwealth to give a right to sue for violation of privacy. This project is directed at updating and revising this statute in light of the ...
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BC workplaces have evolved significantly over the years; this BCLI project investigates the range of labour and employment conflict resolution systems in operation in other parts of Canada and certain countries, ...
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Involving an inter-jurisdictional analysis, covering many areas of the law, this research project reviewed the current legal framework governing leave, accommodation and other entitlements available to employees who are ...
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The Society Act provides for the incorporation, organization, governance, merger and termination of not-for-profit bodies in British Columbia. This Act has seen little change since its enactment in 1977. This project ...
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