Agencies on Aging

Organizations that advocate for older adult issues.

Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

Toll-Free Number: 1-855-598-2656
Fax Number: 416-598-7924
Web: Address:
2 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J3, Canada
Who can access this service:

Open to all aged 60 and older as well as younger persons with cognitive deficits or physical disabilities who reside in long term care or retirement homes.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Provides legal services to low income seniors living in the community in their own homes or in group living arrangements such as retirement homes, boarding homes and long term care facilities.

Services include:

  • Providing information on legal rights
  • Assistance in dealing with government offices
  • Representation in court and before legal tribunals
  • Consulting with lawyers and organizations representing older clients with legal problems
  • Delivering workshops and public legal education programs for seniors’ organizations, health and social services providers, and other groups interested in seniors’ issues

Does not prepare wills or power of attorney documents or give advice on estate administration, real estate, criminal law or family law matters.