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Powers of Attorney [POA]

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I don’t know what happens if I don’t have a power of attorney for personal care or property."
  • "I wrote a Power of Attorney, but I’ve changed my mind about the person I chose."
  • "I don’t know who to name in my Power of Attorney."
  • "I don’t want machines to keep me alive if I’m in a terrible accident or get really sick."
  • "My sibling makes health-care decisions for our sick parent and I don’t agree with his/her choices."
  • "The person in charge of my sick parent’s finances has been withdrawing large amounts of money from his/her bank account."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Powers of Attorney [POA]
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Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division - Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Responsible for:Protecting Mentally Incapable People: managing the finances and property of adults who have been found incapable of managing their own affairs decision maker of…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…
Council on Aging of Ottawa (The) Advocacy group on seniors' issuesVolunteer opportunitiesVolunteer-run committees meet to discuss the following seniors issues: Age-Friendly Ottawa: group working with the City of Ottawa, community partners,…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly Community legal clinic representation in cases involving issues of particular importance to seniors, such as long term care, hospital discharge issues, elder abuse, government pensions,…
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Power of Attorney Kit Online Online tool that will help someone appoint the person they want to make decisions for them when they are no longer able to do so…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services