Canadian Conference on Elder Law (CCELS)
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre
|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
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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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
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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Gregory K. Steele, Q.C. Prize
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