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? 



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: 


French version:


 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!


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

VIEW NOW ON   YouTube RecordingPresentation Slides 

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

Date: October 26 2021 @ 12-1:30pm est

VIEW NOW ON  YouTube ~ Presentation Slides

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

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

COMING SOON  YouTube Recording ~ Presentation Slides

Long Term Care Homes part 1 – Getting Ready for LTC 

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

COMING SOON  YouTube Recording ~ Presentation Slides

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

Date: December 7 2021 @ 12-1:30pm est

COMING SOON  YouTube Recording ~ Presentation Slides

Seniors Housing – Knowing your Legal Rights  

Date: January 11 2022 @ 12-1:30pm est

COMING SOON  YouTube Recording ~ Presentation Slides

Protecting Yourself & Your Money from Financial Abuse 

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

COMING SOON  YouTube Recording ~ Presentation Slides


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 includes 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.

View the Recording NOW on YOUTUBE 

Opening words by Charles Harnick, QC, Board Chair, bringing greetings on behalf of Legal Aid Ontario.

Following the keynote presentation ACE will host 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) 


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