Thursday, June 24, 2021
Article: Study Paper on Inclusive Investing: Respecting the Rights of Vulnerable Investors through Supported Decision-Making
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law recently published an article entitled, Study Paper on Inclusive Investing: Respecting the Rights of Vulnerable Investors through Supported Decision-Making, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law ejournal (2021). Provided below is the abstract to the Article:
Supported decision-making allows adults to pick who may assist them in making decisions. Supported decision-making can enable people living with disabilities to make their own decisions about financial, personal, health care, legal, or other matters. For people living with dementia, supported decision-making may open a door to maintaining a degree of autonomy in making decisions regarding their investments.
The Inclusive Investing Project was born out of a desire to enhance capacity within the investment sector to work with clients who may prefer to make decisions with the support of family and friends. We are thrilled to share with you this study paper, which is the culmination of many years of research and consultation.
The work of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) aims to break down silos of practice to support robust conversations about law and policy reform. The Inclusive Investing study paper reflects the perspectives of stakeholders from financial, legal, and other professional sectors, and incorporates the lived experience of older people living with dementia, people living with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and family members who provide support. Like many CCEL projects, the Inclusive Investing Project was a collaboration — this time with project partners Alzheimer Society of B.C. and Inclusion BC. The collaboration amongst the project partners was integral to ensuring this research reflected diverse experiences.