Mr. Emmerton has been the Executive Director of the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) and its division, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, since 2007. Through his work with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, Mr. Emmerton continues to be a strong leader in addressing the increasing need for legal education and research in relation to legal issues which are of significance for older adults.
He is also a member of the board of directors of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and the board of directors of Family Councils of Ontario. Both organizations are involved in services that support seniors.
In addition to his work with BCLI, Mr. Emmerton has worked with John Labatt Limited and Methanex Corporation to garner over 35 years of experience, both nationally and internationally, in business, finance, legal research, law reform and organizational and business development.
In 2011, he received the Western Canada ZSA/National Post Lifetime General Counsel award.