Welcome to ACE

Our physical office is currently CLOSED

as a precaution from COVID-19.  

To do our part to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus [COVID-19] and ensure the health & safety of the community and our employees,
we have closed our office until further notice.
Our team continues to work from home.  

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly has scheduled intake days on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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During this time of uncertainty and amid a global health crisis, our mission at ACE continues to be more important than ever, as the older population in our communities especially those in Long-Term Care remain the most vulnerable and hard hit. 

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.



What's New? 


ACE is looking to hire a Staff Lawyer / Junior Institutional Advocate to fulfill a one-year contract.

If you are interested and meet the qualifications listed here please submit your resume w/ references and writing samples via email to genace@lao.on.ca by October 12, 2021.

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA), Ontario’s independent regulator of licensed retirement homes, is looking to fill two positions on its Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC).

The positions available are:

1. Resident Representative

2. Consumer Representative

Please see information below on how to apply.

Application deadline extended to Friday, October 1st, 2021 

Resident Representative

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

·         Be a resident living in a licensed retirement home in Ontario.

Consumer Representative

Applicants may have the following qualifications:

·         Be family members of residents who previously or are currently living in a licensed retirement home; or

·         Someone who advocates on behalf of seniors living in licensed retirement homes and their families.

 How to Apply

In order to apply, an applicant must complete the SAC Application Form 2021-22 found on the RHRA website and returned to residents@rhra.ca by the extended deadline of Friday, October 1st, 2021. Applicants are welcome to provide a resume to supplement their application. If you know of someone who may be interested, RHRA asks that you please pass this information along to them. For more information on the application process, please contact residents@rhra.ca.

About the Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC)

The Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC) provides advice on matters that relate to RHRA’s mandate. The SAC submits an annual report to the RHRA board and the board comments on their activities and advice in the RHRA annual report. SAC members are chosen by the RHRA Board of Directors for their experience and knowledge of retirement homes and serve a term of one or two years and may be re-appointed.

About the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) was established in 2011. The RHRA is an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit regulator mandated by the government to protect and ensure the safety and well-being of seniors living in Ontario’s retirement homes under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010. RHRA puts residents first by ensuring retirement homes follow the rules and by sharing unbiased, transparent safety information with seniors and their loved ones. 



For Immediate Release: 

Toronto, ON – July 19th, 2021

Advocates call for Ontario to improve tracking of heat-related deaths as impacts of climate crisis threaten vulnerable populations

Press Release PDF Version



The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) and the Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee (OCAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new survey for court users with disabilities to gather information on the current state of accessibility in Ontario courts.

 ACE is hosting the survey:

English version:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCACSurveyEN

French version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCACSondageFR

The surveys will remain open to responses until September 30th, 2021.

 The aggregated survey results will be shared with OCAC to inform future discussions and projects.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!



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