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Creating a will and estate plan is important for anyone interested in leaving an estate for the people they care about. But for those who care for someone who is vulnerable or isolated, failing to create an effective plan can inadvertently cause suffering and hardship. Join us for an overview of wills and estate planning for people who care for someone with a disability.                                  

Who should attend?
Families who are looking to plan for and protect the financial well-being of their relative with a disability both now and in the future.

What you'll get out of attending:
  • An understanding of the critical issues involved in creating a will and estate plan;
  • Strategies that will help you provide support for your loved one after your death;
  • Knowledge of how to sustain Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits for your family member; and 
  • An opportunity to connect with other families and an experienced disability lawyer.
Brendon Pooran, Principal Lawyer, PooranLaw

Brendon D. Pooran is the principal lawyer at PooranLaw.  He is involved in all areas of the firm’s practice and regularly provides advice to individuals, families, organizations and government in the areas of: wills & estates planning; disability law; and corporate law for not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

In addition to being a lawyer, Brendon teaches Critical Disability Law at York University, is the Past-President of Community Living York South and is a founding director of Plan Toronto (now Partners for Planning).  He is also a lawyer member on the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board and provides performance management solutions to organizations in the human services arena.

Brendon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen`s University and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.