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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. 

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.


Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission

Residents and staff at long-term care homes have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The Ontario government launched an independent commission to investigate the spread of COVID-19 within long-term care homes.

The Commissioners of Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission have a mandate to investigate how and why COVID-19 spread in long-term care homes, what was done to prevent the spread, and the impact of key elements of the existing system on the spread.

It has the power to consider any further areas where the government should take action to help prevent the future spread of disease in long-term care homes. Above all, the commission is expected to provide the government with guidance on how to better protect long-term care home residents and staff from any outbreaks in the future.

On Wednesday, September 23rd ACE Executive Director, Graham Webb, and Institutional Advocates, Jane Meadus and Alyssa Lane, made oral and written submissions to the Commission. 

Click here for the complete transcript of ACE's oral submissions.


The commissioners are expected to deliver their final report by April 30, 2021.


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