The Advisory Group for this project has been integral to its work. The members of the Advisory Group are listed at the front of this Report.

During the course of its consultations, the LCO heard from well over 300 organizations and experts. The following list includes organizations and experts who:

  • provided written submissions to the consultations, some at multiple stages of the project (32),
  • provided practical support to the Fall 2014 Public Consultations (17),
  • attended one of the Focus Groups following the release of the Discussion Paper (over 170)
  • attended one of the Focus Groups following the release of the Interim Report (35)
  • attended the Fall 2014 Consultation Forum (35), or
  • were interviewed by LCO staff (98).

Some of the organizations and experts listed participated in multiple ways over the course of the project. The LCO would also like to thank all those who commented and asked questions during the LCO’s many presentations on this topic since the inception of this project.

In addition to those listed below, the LCO heard, during its consultations, from several members of the judiciary and a wide range of government officials.

  1. Melanie Abbey, Rights Adviser, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care
  2. Donna Abbink, Limestone District School Board
  3. Teresa Acs, Scotia Private Client Group
  4. Laura Addington, BMO Financial Group
  5. Adult Protective Service Association of Ontario
  6. Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
  7. Ann Elise Alexander, CIBC Trust Corporation
  8. Alisha Alladina, Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre
  9. Dr. Federico Allodi, Psychiatrist
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute
  11. Alzheimer Society of Ontario
  12. Tom Archer, Developmental Services Ontario, Niagara
  13. Peggy Armstrong, Grey Flag Campaign
  14. Michael Bach, Canadian Association for Community Living
  15. David Baker, BakerLaw
  16. Jan Barduzzi, Brain Injury Services
  17. Deborah Barker, Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
  18. Janet Barry, Community Living Kingston and District
  19. Sally Bean, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  20. Jennifer Bell, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  21. Beth Bentley, Ongwanada
  22. Joanne Bertrand, Ontario Caregivers Coalition
  23. Lise Betteridge, College of Social Workers
  24. Dr. Raj Bhatla, Royal Ottawa Hospital
  25. Sharon Biecks-Hangrow, Westpark Health Care Centre
  26. Elizabeth Birchall, Community Outreach Programs in Addictions
  27. Carol Blake, Advocate, Providence Care Mental Health Services Kingston
  28. Donna Broga, Lee Manor
  29. Barbara Bryan, Jarlette Health Services
  30. Kelley Bryan, Swadron Associates
  31. Katharine Buchan, Autism Society of Ontario
  32. Rob Buchanan, Legal Aid Ontario
  33. Daniel Buchman, University Health Network
  34. Clare Burns, Weir Foulds LLP
  35. Charlotte Bumstead, Grey-Bruce Health Services
  36. Chris Burton, RBC Wealth Management Estate and Trust Services
  37. Dr. Clarissa Bush, Psychologist, Queensview Professional Services
  38. Elaine Calvert, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  39. Canadian Bankers Association
  40. Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, Executive Directors Network
  41. Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee
  42. Paul Cappuccio, Southlake Regional Health Services, ACTT/PACTT, Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services
  43. Linda Carey, Advocate, St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton
  44. Alexandra Carling-Rowland, College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
  45. Dr. Corine Carlisle, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  46. Elizabeth Carlton, Ontario Hospital Association
  47. Danielle Carnegie, Community Living Kingston and District
  48. Angela Casey, de Vries Litigation
  49. Kelly Caswell, Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre
  50. Dr. Patricia Cavanagh, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  51. Jennifer Chambers, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Empowerment Council
  52. Dr. Ranjith Chandrasena, The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
  53. Paula Chidwick, William Osler Health Systems
  54. Howard Chodos, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  55. Christian Horizons
  56. Bob Clark, Humber River Hospital
  57. Georgie Clarke, Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities
  58. John Clegg, Scotia Private Client Group
  59. Coalition on Alternatives to Guardianship
  60. Audrey Cole (advocate)
  61. College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario
  62. Barbara Collier, Communications Disabilities Access Canada
  63. Communication Disabilities Access Canada
  64. Nancy Cooper, Ontario Long-term Care Association
  65. Barry Corbin, Corbin Estate Law Professional Corporation
  66. Jacques Côté, Barrister and Solicitor
  67. Johanne Curodeau, Association pour l’integration sociale d’Ottawa
  68. Eyitayo Dada, Barrister and Solicitor
  69. Margaret Dain, Rights Adviser, Providence Care Mental Health Services Kingston
  70. Carol Dalgado, CIBC Trust Corporation
  71. Dr. Christopher De Bono, Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre
  72. Pauline Diemert , Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce
  73. Cathy DiFonte, Advocate, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene
  74. Cynthia Dillon, Rights Adviser, Brockville Mental Health Centre
  75. Lisa Douris, SRT Medstaff
  76. Robin Rundle Drake, Advocate, Regional Mental Health Care London
  77. Diane Dyson, WoodGreen Community Services
  78. Dawn Eccles, Registered Nurse
  79. Dr. Virginia Edwards, Psychiatrist
  80. Elder Abuse Ontario
  81. Duncan Embury, Neinstein & Associates
  82. Orville Endicott, Community Living Ontario
  83. Maureen Etkin, Elder Abuse Ontario
  84. Phyllis Fabra, Rights Adviser, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  85. Donna Fairley, Ontario Association of Residents Councils
  86. Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario
  87. Guy Farrell, Farrell Law Group
  88. Dian Ferguson, CIBC Asset Management
  89. Dr. Ian Ferguson, Providence Health Care
  90. Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Ontario Works
  91. Elana Fleischman, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario
  92. Dr. Russell Fleming, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
  93. Dr. Jennifer Fogarty, Psychologist, St. Joseph Healthcare London
  94. Dr. Jane Fogolin, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  95. Angie Fong, BMO Harris Private Banking
  96. Andrea Foti, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  97. Cristel Francis, Barrister and Solicitor
  98. Beth French, Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement
  99. Ryan Fritsch, Legal Aid Ontario
  100. Antonio Gallo, Joint Centre for Bioethics
  101. Nimali Gamage, Goddard, Gamage and Stephens LLP
  102. Meryl Zisman Gary, BakerLaw
  103. Dr. Rose Geist, Trillium Health Centre
  104. Dr. Maggie Gibson, Psychologist, St. Joseph Healthcare London
  105. Dr. Joan Gilmour, Osgoode Hall Law School
  106. Jan Goddard, Goddard, Gamage and Stephens
  107. Dianne Godkin, Trillium Health Partners
  108. Gabriella Golea, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  109. Bruce Graham, WoodGreen Community Services
  110. Angela Grant, Advocate, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  111. Dr. Adrian Grek, Mount Sinai Hospital & University of Toronto
  112. Tom Groziner, RBC Wealth Management Estate and Trust Services
  113. Michelle Hagar, Ontario Works
  114. Professor Margaret Hall, Thompson Rivers University
  115. Dr. Karen Hand, London Psychiatric Hospital
  116. Mark Handelman, Whaley Estate Litigation
  117. Professor Lynne Hanson, Queen’s University Law School
  118. Louise Hanvey, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
  119. David Harvey, Alzheimer Society of Ontario
  120. Alice Haveman, Counselling Services of Belleville and District
  121. Ann Hester, Joint Centre for Bioethics
  122. Rick Hill, Community Living Owen Sound and District
  123. Ann Hilliard, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  124. D’Arcy Hiltz, Hiltz LLO
  125. Sandra Hood, Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce
  126. Leah Hood, Grey-Bruce Health Services
  127. Tracy Howell, PACE Independent Living
  128. Elizabeth Hughes, Advocate, Brockville Mental Health Centre
  129. Kimberley Ibarra, Joint Centre for Bioethics
  130. Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law
  131. Colleen Kelly Jensen, Community Living Kingston and District
  132. Danielle Joel, Borden Ladner Gervais
  133. Kerri Joffe, ARCH Disability Law Centre
  134. Deborah Johnston, Chartwell Seniors Housing
  135. Carolyn Jones, Barrister and Solicitor
  136. Michelle Jorge, Jewell, Radimisis Jorge
  137. Horace Joseph, ARCH Disability Law Centre
  138. Daria Kagan, Kagan Law Firm
  139. Ellen Kampf, College of Social Workers
  140. Anya Kater, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  141. Teri Kay, Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
  142. Lana Kerzner, Barrister and Solicitor
  143. Nabila Khan, ARCH Disability Law Centre
  144. Reema Khawja, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  145. Christa Korens, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  146. Julian Kusek, Advocate, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene
  147. Gordon Kyle, Community Living Ontario
  148. Hilary Laidlaw, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  149. Liz Laird, Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program Southwestern Ontario
  150. Alastair Lamb, Ongwanada
  151. Margaret Lambert, Upper Canada Lodge, Long Term Care Home
  152. Dr. Larry Leach, Psychologist, Baycrest
  153. Dee Lender, Ontario Association of Residents Councils
  154. Nina Lester, Barrister and Solicitor
  155. Brian Loza, BMO Mutual Funds
  156. Dr. Lynn MacDonald, National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly
  157. Jane Mackenzie, Rights Adviser, Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital
  158. Faith Malcolm, Rights Adviser, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  159. Gary Malkowski, Canadian Hearing Society
  160. Lisa Manuel, Family Service Toronto
  161. Chry