Advocacy

The Prevention of Senior Abuse Network strives to ensure that the resources provided are credible and based on best practices in the field of elder abuse prevention.

Office of The Public Guardian and Trustee
Protecting the Rights and Interests of incapable people services that safeguard the legal, personal and financial interests of certain private individuals and estates.
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/overview.php
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/french/family/pgt/overview.php

Toronto Regional Office
595 Bay Street, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5G 2M6
Tel: 416-314-2800
Toll Free: 1-800-366-0335
Fax: 416-314-2619
TTY: 416-314-2687

Guardianship Investigations Unit – Tel: 416-327-6348
Treatment Decisions Unit – Tel: 416-314-2788

Consent And Capacity Board
An independent provincial tribunal, the Consent and Capacity Board’s (CCB) mission is the fair and accessible adjudication of consent and capacity issues, balancing the rights of vulnerable individuals with public safety. The CCB’s key areas of activity are the adjudication of matters of capacity, consent, civil committal and substitute decision making.
http://www.ccboard.on.ca

Outside Greater Toronto Area
1-866-777-7391 (Toll Free)

TTY/TDD: 1-877-301-0TTY or 1-877-301-0889 (Toll Free)
Fax: 1-866-777-7273 (Toll Free)

Ontario Human Rights Commission
The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect and advance human rights. Its main focus is the root causes of discrimination. Through outreach, cooperation, partnership and advocacy, the OHRC aims to advance Ontario’s human rights culture.

Ontario’s Human Rights Code, (OHRC) the first in Canada, was enacted in 1962. The Code requires equal treatment in employment, housing, contracts, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions.
www.ohrc.on.ca

Email: info@ohrc.on.ca
Toronto: 416-326-9511
(Toll Free): 1-800-308-556
Toll Free: 1-800-387-9080TTY (Toll Free) 1-800-308-556

Legal Resources
People are often reluctant to access advice and assistance from the judicial system, however there are times when legal assistance or direction may be necessary or beneficial. Some legal clinics do have senior specialists who have expertise in issues pertaining to older adults. Involving legal services does not always result in going through the court system.

Legal Aid Ontario
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/
1-800-668-8258
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) for help in over 200 languages.

Mediation Centre
https://www.themediationcentre.com/seniors-mediation/

As elderly parents seek to maintain their independence, conflicts may arise with their children or with the care facility they live in. By sitting with an neutral facilitator, family or financial issues can be worked out in a respectful and creative way. The process is voluntary and the goal is to help parties open up communication, work out their issues and preserve their important relationship.

Address: 89 Dunlop Street East, Suite 301
Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A7

Toll-Free: 1-877-725-7020
P: (705) 725-7020

The Advocacy Centre for The Elderly
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors. ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities. ACE services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the seniors’ population.

http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org/
Scheduled intake days on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dial: 1-855-598-2656 or 416-598-2656