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Helpful Resources on Legal Topics

The following is a list of resources you may find helpful when navigating the complex legal topics relating to caring for a loved on with a disability.

ARCH Disability Law Centre
ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty community legal aid clinic 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. It works with Ontarians with disabilities and the disability community on law reform and policy initiatives, community development, legal advice and referrals, public legal education and litigation.

Removing The Mystery - An Estate Planning Guide

This Guide assists families in gaining a better understanding of the issues that should be taken into consideration 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
This manual guides trustees of a Henson Trust 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 else 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.