The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly has scheduled intake days on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Dial 1-855-598-2656 or 416-598-2656 to reach us.
Please note that we are switching to a new client management system and you may experience longer than normal wait times when calling us. We appreciate your patience.
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.
- Jane Meadus of our office is co-chairing Advising the Elderly Client: the 2016 Practical Guide for Legal Professionals organized by Osgoode Professional Development
- See ACE's comments on the Draft Supportive Housing Policy Framework
- ACE has made comments on the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy Update – Proposals to Encourage Small Landlords to Provide Rental Housing
- Please join us in congratulating Jane Meadus of ACE for her Osgoode Professional Development Award for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Legal Education
- ACE has published its Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter
- ACE has made comments on the Law Commission of Ontario's Interim Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship
- See ACE's Submissions to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on Bill 148 - Protection of Vulnerable Seniors in the Community Act, 2015
- ACE has made comments on 'Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care"
- See ACE's Submissions to the Joint Special Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying
- ACE is now on twitter! #acelawyers
ACE in the News
Toronto Star - Another chance at romance at west-end retirement home - September 20, 2016
CityNews - Durham Region wants police checks on new residents entering seniors homes - September 16, 2016
CBC News - Air conditioning should be required during heat waves, say advocates for homeless, elderly - August 15, 2016
London Free Press - Health Ministry won't disclose which long-term care homes get full inspection - June 30, 2016
Toronto Star - Government still lets nursing homes improperly drug seniors: Walkom - May 18, 2016
Windsor Star - Daughters, son-in-law barred from seeing dying mother - May 18, 2016
The Globe and Mail - Health-care Upselling: The Insidious Costs of Products for Seniors - March 17, 2016
Kingston Whig-Standard - Uncomfortable Questions in Comforting Statistics - Editorial - November 26, 2015
Toronto Star - Woman died in agony after bedsores neglected at high-end Oakville nursing home - September 16, 2015
Toronto Star - Eviction a sad commentary - Letters to the Editor - December 24, 2014
Global News - Jane Meadus interviewed on The Morning Show - November 6, 2014
Law Times - Focus: Lawyers worry about misuse of prior capable wishes by doctors - October 20, 2014
Welland Tribune - Capability not determined by age - October 7, 2014