This page contains links to legal information sources on issues affecting
While some of the information and resources below may be directly
relevant to older adults or service providers, most of the listed resources are
intended for college or university students, legal and other
professionals, academics and government policy developers.
- Description: RoseNet provides information about the law and abused
immigrant women in Canada.
Access to Justice Network
Search Keyword "family violence" or "elder abuse"
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
- Description: Website contains NCFV publications on about and neglect
of older adults. NCFV also has an extensive lending library of over 647
videos and publications on the subject.
Oaknet (Older Adult Knowledge Network)
- Description: This mixed content site describes different types of abuse in community
settings and how Canadian law protects older adults. Some general
information is also available on planning for the future (making a will,
power of attorney, personal care directive)
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
- Description: The Advocacy Centre for The Elderly is a community
based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a
volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE provides
direct legal services, public legal education, and engages in law reform
activities in areas of law of special importance to seniors.
Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies
- Description: The Centre is a part of the BC Law Institute.
CCELS conducts legal research on various aspects of the law affecting older
adults, to make recommendations for change.
- Description: This is described as a web site for community workers and
advocates. Information to help help clients understand and exercise their legal
rights. Resources are arranged by topic. While not specific to older adults,
contains useful information on topics affecting older adults.
Elder Law Australia http://www.elderlaw.net.au/
National Elder Law Network