Speaking Engagements

Please complete our Speaking Engagement Request Form to request a speaker from ACE for your event. We recommend that you submit your request at least two months prior to the event to allow enough time for our office to review and respond to your request. 

If you have any questions regarding a Speaking Engagement Request please contact our Community Outreach Co-Ordinator at  wargalk@lao.on.ca.


Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission shone a light on the discrimination and institutional failures the senior population in Long-Term Care experience on a daily basis. 

This year’s special lecture included a fireside chat between award-winning journalist Mike Wise and former Associate Chief Justice Frank N. Marrocco discussing the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission’s investigation and recommendations. Opening words by Charles Harnick, QC, Board Chair, bringing greetings on behalf of Legal Aid Ontario.

Following the keynote presentation ACE hosted a panel discussion between:

Jane E. Meadus, Staff Lawyer & Institutional Advocate, ACE

Suzan Fraser, Public Law Lawyer, Fraser Advocacy

Dee Tripp, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Residents' Councils (OARC)

This program contains 1 hour & 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Hour(s)

Special Lecture Supporting Documentation & Links 

 Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission – Final Report

Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission – 1st Interim Recommendations & 2nd Interim Recommendations

Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission – Transcripts

Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission – ACE’s Testimony 

Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission – OARC Presentation

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Long-Term Care Report – May 14 2020 

ACE Newsletter Winter 2020-2021 – Issues Related to Accessing Residents on Long-Term Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CLEO - Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes

Current Legislation: Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 8

A Guide to the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 and Regulation 79/10

Proposed Legislation: The Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021 



Starting this fall ACE will be presenting a 7 part webinar series on Zoom. 

  Each episode will include a presentation by a staff lawyer followed by a question & answer session.

 Seniors can submit questions to be answered live.

*each session will be presented in English & offered in French

Click the title(s) to register for the sessions you'd like to attend.

Planning for the Future part 1 – Legal Strategies dealing with Financial & Property Decisions

Date: October 19 2021 @ 12-1:30pm est

Planning for the Future part 2 – Legal Strategies dealing with Health & Personal Care

Date: October 26 2021 @ 12-1:30pm est

Aging Gracefully - When Can Someone Legally Make Decisions for You?

Date: November 16 2021 @ 12-1:30pm est

Long Term Care Homes part 1 – Getting Ready for LTC 

Date: November 30 2021 @ 12-1:30pm est

Long Term Care Homes  part 2 – Living in LTC & Knowing Your Rights 

Date: December 7 2021 @ 12-1:30pm est

Seniors Housing – Knowing your Legal Rights  

Date: January 11 2022 @ 12-1:30pm est

Protecting Yourself & Your Money from Financial Abuse 

Date:  February 1 2022 @ 12-1:30pm est