In order to ensure that the LCO fully considers the practical and theoretical implications that this project raises, we have established an Advisory Group. The Advisory Group is made up of legal practitioners, health care providers, professional associations, academics, ethicists, representatives from community and advocacy organizations, and government representatives with particular expertise in the area.  The role of the Advisory Group is to provide advice on the issues raised by documents released in this project, provide input into a consultation strategy and provide feedback on the impact and effectiveness of potential LCO recommendations.

The current Advisory Group members are as follows:

1.  Nancy Cooper, Ontario Long Term Care Association
2.  Julie Darnay, Quality Hospice Palliative Care Coalition of Ontario & Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
3.  Professor Michelle Giroux, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
4.  Dr. Doris Grinspun, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
5.  Mark Handelman, Whaley Estate Litigation
6.  Pia Hundal, Ontario Bar Association
7.  Dr. Denise Marshall, Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University
8.  Imam Abdul Hai Patel, Ontario Multifaith Council

9. Wendy Porch, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto
10.  Frank Wagner
11.  Judith Wahl, Wahl Elder Law


Earlier Advisory Group Members:

1.  Professor Joan Gilmour, Osgoode Hall Law School

2.  Dena Maule, Ontario Caregiver Coalition
3.  Dr. Jeff Myers, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Palliative Care Consult Team
4.  Sara van der Vliet, Health Boards Secretariat
5.  Tara Walton, Ontario Palliative Care Network Secretariat