Certificate in elder law and advocacy
March 3, 2021
TORONTO – For professionals who work with elderly persons, it is imperative to have a grasp of the multidisciplinary nature of elder law, along with one’s obligations. Understanding the nuances of elder law is becoming increasingly important as Canada’s population of seniors grows. According to Canada’s recent census, the number of seniors already outweighs the number of Canadians aged 14 and under.
Over five, intensive one-day modules – spread out over multiple weeks – the Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law will provide you with comprehensive knowledge in this area. It will enable you to gain practical and relevant information about the various areas of law that intersect with caring for elderly clients, and it will also expand your professional network.
This program goes beyond the traditional approach to the subject matter and explores the aging process to better understand the circumstances of older adults. There is emphasis on skills-based learning, with in-class lectures being supplemented with group exercises, role play simulations, case studies and peer interactions.
- The impact of COVID-19 on elder law today and in the future
- The role of advocacy: tips for being an effective advocate for older adults
- The aging process and recognizing and combating ageism
- Tackling the misuse of powers of attorney
- The role of the Public Guardian and Trustee
- Privacy rights in long-term care, retirement and community settings
- Tackling elder investment fraud and financial exploitation
- The latest on capacity, substitute decision making and healthcare consent
- Jane E. Meadus (pictured), Barrister and Solicitor, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
- Alexander Procope, Perez Bryan Procope LLP
Date & Time
March 31 & April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Online – Live, interactive