The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release three papers in our series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. This initiative forms part of our project, Improving the Last Stages of Life, and it advances our mandate to stimulate critical public dialogue through novel empirical research.

Over the summer, the LCO will release further papers in the series. Papers currently under review are listed on our website:

The views expressed in these commissioned papers do not necessarily reflect the views of the LCO, nor does the LCO take responsibility for their content.

The LCO’s discussion paper for the project will be released in late summer 2016.

New Commissioned Papers

  1. Perspectives on the final stages of life from LGBT elders living in Ontario, Dr. Arne Stinchcombe, Dr. Katherine Kortes-Miller & Dr. Kimberley Wilson
  2. Understanding the lived experience of individuals, caregivers and families touched by frailty, chronic illness and dementia in Ontario, Dr. Mary Chiu, Dr. Adrian Grek, Sonia Meerai, LJ Nelles, Dr. Joel Sadavoy & Dr. Virginia Wesson. 
  3. Improved care setting transitions in the last year of life, Dr. Donna Wilson & Dr. Stephen Birch

For more information on the LCO’s project, please visit our project webpage at