November 27: Fraud Protection for Seniors

Presented by CPA Canada, the presentation will cover:

  • What fraud is and how it works
  • Identify the signs of fraud and how to act on suspicions
  • Learn about top three scams
  • Why seniors are targeted
  • What to...

Ontario Bar Association offers reasons to make a will

As the old saying goes, the only certain things in life are death and taxes and a group wants to you to make decisions now about your estate before you go.

The Ontario Bar Association has kicked off its annual awareness campaign about wills,...


Scammed senior citizens being recruited as drug mules: CBSA

Drug trafficking networks are drafting senior citizens to smuggle illicit narcotics into the country, says the Canada Border Services Agency.

An intelligence advisory from the CBSA flags the issue and asks staff to be on the...


Ottawa short-changed more than 270,000 veterans on pensions, disability payments

More than 270,000 ex-soldiers were short-changed by Veterans Affairs Canada for over eight years because of an accounting error worth at least $165 million, CBC News has learned.

The mistake was uncovered by the veterans ombudsman's office,...


November is Make a Will month

Information from Ontario Bar Association: November is Make a Will Month. Learn about the importance of having a will and powers of attorney for you and your family. Lawyers who practice Trusts and Estate Law will speak about the...


Citizenship grants: Applicants 55 years of age or older

This section of the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada website has information about what is required of applicants 55 years of age or older to qualify for citizenship. It covers:

  • Interview
  • Verifying...

October 10: Elder Law Information

Information from Ontario Bar Association: Lawyers who have expertise dealing with the unique legal issues and needs of older adults will discuss a variety of topics, including elder abuse. Learn about the rights and responsibilities...


Parkdale tenants granted stay of eviction by Landlord and Tenant Board

Vulnerable Parkdale seniors facing eviction from the property they've resided at for years won't have to move out by the end of the month after all.

The Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) has agreed to grant requests filed on behalf of...


Can unfair employment end age discrimination: Reasonable Doubt

From NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column: Employees in Ontario are retiring later than ever. Life expectancies have consistently risen and people now work into their 60s and 70s in order to support themselves as they live longer....


Bureaucracy to blame for thousands of Canadians struggling with estate laws, seniors' advocate says

An Ontario widow found herself stuck with a clunker she couldn't legally drive — or even give away — after being told she had to pay more than the car is worth in legal fees to transfer ownership.

Margaret McArthur, 75, from Ottawa, is like...

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