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Provincial Learning Event – Legal Framework and Guiding Principles for Best Practice
February 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Our provincial learning events are always virtual, so it’s safe to still participate in them during the pandemic.
February 16, 2021: Elder Abuse and Neglect: Legal Framework and Guiding Principles for Best Practice in BC presented by Krista James, National Director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)
In this session Krista will identify key BC laws relevant to elder abuse response and share 12 guiding principles for best practice.
The session will cover adult guardianship, family violence legislation, care facility requirements, and criminal law.
Krista James is a lawyer and National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL). She represents the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch on the BC Council to Reduce Elder Abuse, sits on the Seniors First BC Board, and is a member of the BC Adult Abuse and Neglect Prevention Collaborative. Krista’s work at the CCEL explores legal and policy issues related to aging, including legal research, policy analysis, and public legal education. In her 13 years at the CCEL, she has written on topics such as abuse and neglect of older adults, mental capacity, health care consent, discrimination, and caregiving policy. She has a particular interest in how aging, gender and other aspects of identity intersect to impact experience. Before joining the CCEL, Krista worked as an advocate and a victim assistance worker. You can find most of her writing at www.bcli.org/ccel and on Twitter at @KristaElan.
Provincial Learning Events are free webinars that take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome.
If you’re interested in participating, please sign up for the session by registering online now.