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Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes

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Getting legal help and information

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) provides legal services to seniors living on a low income. It focusses on areas of law that are of special importance to seniors.

For more information, visit or call:

Toll-free: 1-855-598-2656
Toronto area: 416-598-2656

Community legal clinics

Community legal clinics give free legal advice but not all can help with problems in long-term care homes. To find the clinic nearest you, go to

Legal Aid Ontario

For more information about Legal Aid Ontario's services, visit or call:

Toll-free: 1-800-668-8258
Toronto area: 416-979-1446
TTY use Bell's Relay Service: 1‑800‑855‑0511

Law Society Referral Service

The Law Society Referral Service is an online service that gives you the name of a lawyer who will speak with you for up to 30 minutes for free. For more information, visit

Steps to Justice

CLEO's Steps to Justice website has step-by-step information about common legal problems. Visit