Legal Resources

Seniors and the law

There are a number of legal issues specific to Canadian seniors – and a wide range of resources to call on for legal information and guidance.

Elder abuse

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: the CNPEA shares information and coordinates resources for the prevention of elder abuse.

Elder abuse: Elder Abuse Ontario discusses why you should report elder abuse and how to do so

Elder abuse and neglect: the Ontario Human Rights Commission's perspective on how to avoid elder abuse and neglect

End-of-life legal issues

End-of-Life Law and Policy in Canada: Dalhousie University's Health Law Institute looks at a number of issues related to end-of-life law and policy, including whether euthanasia is legal

General legal information on senior issues

Canadian Centre for Elder Law: the Centre provides education and conducts research in relation to legal issues of particular significance for older adults


See the section of this website on Wills and Estates