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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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Roads to Safety: Legal Information for Older Women in BC

Roads to Safety is a legal handbook for older women in BC that covers legal issues that older women may face when they have experienced violence. It explains rights and options, using stories to illustrate the legal ...
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Older Women's Legal Education Project

This project tries to enhance the capacity of seniors-serving professionals to support older women fleeing violence occurring in the family and to inform older women of their rights in situations of abuse.
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Health Care Decision-Making: Legal Rights of People Living with Dementia

CCEL,in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of BC, have developed a set of resources on the decision-making rights of people living with dementia: three short animated videos, and a booklet. The booklet is ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi
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Making Investment Decisions With Support – A Resource for People Living With Dementia

This booklet explains: What is an investment? What does decision-making capacity mean? What is supported decision-making? How can you support someone with their investment decisions? How do you choose an ...
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Making Investment Decisions With Support – A Resource for Family and Friends

This booklet explains: What is an investment? What does decision-making capacity mean? What is supported decision-making? How can you support someone with their investment decisions? How do you choose an ...
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