The Law Commission of Ontario has initiated a project that will apply the LCO’s Frameworks for the law as it affects persons with disabilities and older adults to issues related to legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship in the Substitute Decisions Act and the Health Care Consent Act, and to those specific provisions of the Mental Health Act related to legal capacity, in order to develop specific and practical law reform recommendations.

As part of the development of the Discussion Paper, the LCO will fund a number of research papers, which will inform both the analysis in the Discussion Paper and the development of options for reform. The nature of these papers, and the criteria and terms for funding can be found here.