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Research Project on Supported Decision-making in BC: Opportunity to Participate

Inclusion BC is informing our community about the opportunity to participate in research by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law on supported decision making.
Are you interested in sharing your story about supported decision-making?  The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is conducting research into supported decision-making.  We believe that people who use representation agreements in their day-to-day lives have wisdom to share about supported decision-making.  We are currently talking to people across BC who use or are affected by representation agreements, including:
  • People with disabilities and other challenges who are using supportive decision-making to help them make their own decisions
  • Designated supported decision-makers
  • Family and friends who help people with representation agreements and decision-making
  • People acting as monitors 
We are hoping to learn more about how agreements are best used and how supports could be enhanced to make supported decision-making more accessible for different people with disabilities.  
If you would like to be interviewed, have questions or would like to otherwise participate in this project, please contact Raissa Dickinson at rdickinson@bcli.org
People with disabilities who use supported decision-making to make their own decisions will be offered a $20 honorarium in appreciation of their time.
You can find out more about this project, called Understanding the Lived Experience of Supported Decision-making in Canada, at: http://www.bcli.org/ccel/projects/understanding-lived-experience-supported-decision-making.
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is a non-profit organization that conducts legal research, produces educational materials and proposes changes to the law to better serve people in Canada impacting by aging and mental capacity issues.