This session provided an overview of  Power of Attorney for Personal Care &  Power of Attorney for Property (Finances), including the  type of decisions and guidance that can be set out in POA documents,  who can make POA documents and the requirements for the POA documents to be valid. The presenter also reviewed when a POA come into effect and how can it be revoked, the role of  a substitute decision maker, and how they must make decisions about care or finances decisions. The egaging and interactive webare addressed how ageism can influenece decision and importance of having meaningfully communication to experss our wishes to family and friends who will make decisions when we are no longer able to do so.

Speaker :

Melanie de Wit, Chief Legal Officer, Unity Health 


Resources and Website Links

Community Legal Education Ontario

Guided Pathways for Wills and Powers of Attorney

Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Community Advocacy and Legal Centre (CALC)
Tips Sheets (including POA, Financial abuse by a POA and Consider acting as a POA)

Guided Pathway for responding to elder abuse

CLEO Connect
Ontario’s home for legal information training, tools, and resources for community workers.