Preliminary Consultations

Recognizing the challenges inherent in this project, the LCO commenced its work with a “Pre-Study” process, aimed at identifying themes, issues and approaches for the overall project.  In May of 2008, the LCO launched the Pre-Study with a Consultation Paper on Shaping the Project.

This Paper was posted on the LCO website and distributed to a wide range of academics and researchers, legal clinics, community organizations, and government bodies. The Consultation Paper provided a brief overview of themes and issues identified through its preliminary research, and requested feedback from stakeholders on the scope and design of the Project, including key issues and principles. The LCO received written submissions from 21 organizations, and held meetings with six organizations and individuals.

The LCO reported on the results of this Pre-Study and its initial research in a Report issued in December 2008.


Share Your Feedback

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is interested in your comments on our Draft Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults. We are hoping to hear from all those individuals and organizations who may either use or be affected by the Draft Framework, including policy-makers, community organizations, service-providers and older adults themselves.

We hope that you can tell us:

  • Whether the principles on which the Draft Framework is based are meaningful, and can help improve the laws as they affect older persons;
  • What you would like legislators and policy-makers to understand about the circumstances and experiences of older persons when they are making or implementing laws or policies;
  • What policies or practices could be put into place to make it easier for older persons to access and enforce their legal rights; and
  • Any suggestions for making the framework easier to use or more effective.

If you want more information about the Draft Framework, you can refer to the accompanying Interim Report.

We will protect the confidentiality of the information that you send us, in accordance with our Commitment to Confidentiality.

You can share your comments by:

  1. Sending us a written submission by mail, fax or email:

    Law Commission of Ontario
    Project on the Law as it Affects Older Adults
    2032 Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
    4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
    Fax: (416) 650-8418

  2. Completing our online questionnaire.

    To obtain a paper copy of the questionnaire or complete it over the phone, please call us at :
    Toronto : (416) 650-8406,
    Toll-free : 1 (866) 950-8406
    TTY : (416) 650-8082

  3. Contacting Project Head Lauren Bates through the contact information above.

This public consultation will be supplemented by discussions with focus groups and stakeholders by invitation.

The deadline for feedback is Friday, November 18, 2011.