Canadian Conference on Elder Law (CCELS)

Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 29, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: May 30, 2005
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The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC

CCELS is pleased to announce our first

Conference on Elder Law

October 29 - 30, 2005

Sheraton Wall Centre

Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Conference on Elder Law is a public conference aimed at educating professional
groups, lawyers, community members, advocates, health specialists, researchers and interested
individuals on important legal issues relating to older adults.  The goal of the conference
is to promote contribution and access to a knowledge base pertaining to legal issues affecting
older adults, with a view to reducing vulnerability, social isolation and abuse.

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Presentations will consider such issues as elder abuse,
aging with challenges, assisted living / supportive housing, aging in place, regulation of long
term care facilities, private care agreements, consent, comparative analysis of interjurisdictional
elder law issues, viatical / seniors' settlements, wills, estates, trusts, and reverse mortgages.

Conference will entail 2 parts over a 2-day period:

  • a series of workshops focusing on pertinent issues such as powers of attorney,
    reverse mortgages, supportive / assisted housing and intergenerational wealth transfers

  • presentations of papers which will then form the first style="font-style: italic;">Canadian Journal of Elder Law

style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(0, 153, 153);">Flora MacDonald -
Special Guest Speaker

Flora MacDonald served as a distinguished Parliamentarian from 1972 - 1988, holding a variety of
significant ministerial portfolios.  Miss MacDonald is actively engaged with national and
international organizational work and is widely recognized as a leader in issues of peace, health
and world issues.  She has received numerous regional, national and international awards,
including the Order of Canada (1993), a Companion of the Order of Canada (1999) and the Pearson
Peace Medal (Canada).  She holds honourary degrees from a number of universities in Canada,
the United States and the United Kingdom.  Miss MacDonald was co-chair of Canada's national
committee for its participation in the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP) in 1999.

Distinguished Lecture Series

The inaugural Distinguished Lecture will be given by Nancy M. Coleman, AB, MSW, MA.  Ms.
Coleman is the Program Director at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, responsible for
their aging program.  She was the Director of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging from 1979
to mid-2005 and has spoken and written broadly in this area.

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General Information

  • The Sheraton Wall Centre is offering competitive room rates; book early
    to ensure your spot

We have currently issued a href="">Call for Papers.  The Call
is published in PDF format. 

Early expressions of interest are most welcome and may be
sent directly to:

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Gregory K. Steele, Q.C. Prize

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for Elder Law Studies

1822 East Mall ~ University of
British Columbia

Vancouver, BC ~ V6T 1Z1

(p) 604-822-0142

(f) 604-822-0144



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