Thursday, June 18, 2020
10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern



The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is currently updating their 2011 Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada, available in English and French. The guide aims to:

  • Provide a summary of key laws relevant to elder abuse and neglect
  • Identify obligations to respond to abuse, neglect and risk
  • Identify key agencies to contact if you are concerned that an older adult is being abused or neglected
  • Outline the relationship between mental capacity and the law in relation to elder abuse
  • Discuss the impact of professional confidentiality obligations and privacy law on the ability of professionals to disclose an older adult’s confidential information in order to follow up on concerns regarding abuse and neglect
  • Provide a list of resources


In this webinar, CCEL National Director Krista James, will provide an update on aspects of the law related to elder abuse, and introduce features of the updated guide. The webinar will cover aspects of the law in each province and territory.

Following the webinar, participants will be invited to comment on parts of the draft new Guide to assist the CCEL in developing a Guide that addresses everyone’s legal information needs.

Another webinar about this guide will be hosted in French later on.  Follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter) or subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of upcoming webinars.

The update to the Practical Guide has been generously funded by Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund. 



screen shot 2020 05 29 at 9.25.19 amKrista James is a lawyer. She is the National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Her work addresses legal and policy issues linked to aging. She has a particular interest in how aging, gender, and other aspects of identity intersect. Find her writing at www.bcli.org/ccel and on Twitter at @KristaElan.