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BC LAW INSTITUTE
By Kathleen Cunningham*
AGING AND TECHNOLOGY: THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ELDER LAW
JOINS AGE-WELL NCE INC.
2018 is a big year for the British Columbia Law Institute (“BCLI”) and for the
Canadian Centre for Elder Law (“CCEL”), a division of BCLI. Five multi-year
projects are expected to publish three consultation reports and five final
reports.1 Later in the year new projects will be announced. Interested readers
are encouraged to join our mailing list to ensure prompt notice of the
report releases and to learn about new projects.2 In this issue we profile our
most recent new work with AGE-WELL NCE Inc., led by CCEL.
CCEL’s mandate includes constantly exploring new areas in law and
aging, with an eye to the future. That exploration now includes joining
Canada’s National Centre of Excellence on Aging and Technology, AGEWELL.
AGE-WELL NCE Inc. is a pan-Canadian network of industry, nonprofit
organizations, government, care providers, end users and academic
partners working together using high-quality research to drive innovation
and create technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers.
As a federally funded, $32-million national centre of excellence,
AGE-WELL harnesses and builds upon the potential of emerging and
advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, e-health,
information communication technologies and mobile technologies to stimulate
technological, social and policy innovation.
CCEL joined AGE-WELL as a core facility in October 2017. As a core facility,
CCEL provides the AGE-WELL network’s researchers, academic
trainees and private industry partners with education and guidance on
understanding and navigating the Canadian legal system. CCEL is also help-
* Kathleen Cunningham is the executive director of BCLI.