Ageism and Neglect During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Can We Do Better? (1:00:00)
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
More than half of the COVID-19 cases in Canada are linked to seniors’ homes. Is this fallout a reflection of a disregard for older people in Canadian society? Which safeguards should have been in place to prevent such a failing, and what can we do to protect our seniors in the future? In what ways should Canadian law adapt to better shield seniors and vulnerable people from becoming casualties amidst health and legal crises?
- Martine Lagacé, Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development, University of Ottawa
- Jane Meadus, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
- Maria Aylward, Lawyer, Manager, Project and Business Development, CIAJ