Legal Resources

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law 

A non-profit organization committed to enriching and informing the lives of older adults in their relationship with the law; to meet the increasing need for education and research in relation to legal issues of particular significance for older adults

Legal Information about End of Life Issues - Canadian Centre for Elder Law  

Power of Attorney and Living Wills - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General  

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the right to act on your behalf. The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee has a Power of Attorney Kit that will help you appoint the person you want to make decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself.

Legal Matters, Human Rights and End of Life - Ontario Seniors' Secretariat  

Key legal information and links regarding rights and end of life.

Care Homes - Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board

The Residential Tenancies Act (the Act) applies to most residential rental units, including those in care homes.

Care homes are covered by most of the same rules that apply to other types of residential rental units.  However, there are some rules in the Act that apply only to care homes.

This brochure provides information about the rules in the Act that only apply to care homes.  This brochure is not a complete summary of the law and it is not intended to provide legal advice

Consumer Information and Protection - Ontario Seniors Secretariat    

Information for seniors about consumer awareness and protection.

Seniors Consumer Information - Consumers Measures Committee

The Complaint Roadmap on the Consumer can guide you through the complaint process, step by step. This powerful online tool gives you the resources and expert advice you need, from start to finish.

Bureau of Pensions Advocates - Veterans Affairs Canada       

The Bureau of Pensions Advocates is a unique organization within Veterans Affairs Canada that provides free legal advice and services to people who want assistance in appealing departmental decisions associated with disability pension claims.

How to Appeal a Decision on Canada Pension Plan Benefits - Service Canada

Service Canada delivers the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) program on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The Canada Pension Plan pays retirement, survivor, death, disability, and children’s benefits to those who qualify.

When you apply for a CPP benefit, Service Canada will determine if you are eligible and send you a letter with the reasons for the decision.

If you disagree with the decision on your eligibility or the amount of any CPP benefit, contact Service Canada right away for an explanation. If you are not satisfied with the response and wish to appeal, you or your representative must send a written Request for Reconsideration within 90 days after you are notified in writing of the decision.

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