Older adults make up a growing proportion of Ontario’s population and they have unique legal issues and needs. Lawyers take a different approach and require additional expertise in order to provide the best help possible to older adults with real estate, human rights, income security, family law and all other practices of law.
Although sometimes difficult topics to discuss, we also consider the need for powers of attorney, wills and estates, and protection from financial abuse as we age.
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of older adults and those who care for them under Ontario law in these presentations by the Elder Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
- Laws Protecting Older Adults - Afternoon session June 8, 2020 2-3 pm
- Laws Protecting Older Adults - Evening Session June 10, 2020 5:30-6:30 pm
Check out these additional resources available online through the Ottawa Public Library website:
- The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning Everything You Need to Know Today to Protect your Wealth and your Family Tomorrow, by Douglas A. Gray. Ebook or print
- Seniors’ Guidebook to Safety and Security Ebook.
- What Is A Healthcare Power of Attorney? This Streaming Video is American; the Canadian term is Power of Attorney for Personal Care.