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RESOURCES ON LEGAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING

Financial, estate and legal planning offer up more than dollars: they provide options, dignity and choice.


LEGAL 

ARCH Disability Law Centre
This specialty community legal aid clinic is dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of people with disabilities in Ontario. ARCH provides legal services to help Ontarians with disabilities live with dignity and participate fully in our communities. As well it works on law reform and policy initiatives, community development, legal advice and referrals, public legal education and litigation.

Removing The Mystery - An Estate Planning Guide
Assists families in gaining a better understanding of the issues to carefully consider when planning for the future of a loved one with a disability. Chapters include: Estate Planning, ODSP, Wills, Trusts, and Choosing a Trustee.

Trustee Reference Manual - A Guide for Trustees of a Henson Trust
An excellent resource for trustees of a Henson Trust to guide he or she through the process of performing their duties in a step-by-step manner. Chapters include: Immediate Steps of a Trustee, ODSP, Financial Issues, and Trustee Reporting.

Power of Attorney and Living Wills
A power of attorney is a  legal document that gives someone the right to act on your behalf. For information on powers of attorney and living wills, visit the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Website

Final Report on Consent and Capacity
The Law Commission of Ontario has undertaken a project to view Ontario's statutory framework related to legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship to develop recommendations to reform law, policy and practise in this area.  


FINANCIAL 

RDSP.com
Visit this website for a free RDSP calculator, step-by-step guide, blogs, tutorials and many other valuable resources on the RDSP.

The following RDSP-related websites may also be helpful:
CRA's tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities

The Canadian Revenue Agency has developed a video series for people with disabilities to help with tax planning and filing.

If you have any suggestions of your own for this list, please send a note to info@p4p.ca. Thank you!