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, academics from law and other relevant disciplines, representatives from community and advocacy organizations and government representatives with particular expertise in the area of legal capacity, decision making and guardianship.  The role of the Advisory Group is to provide advice on the issues raised by documents released in this Project, provide input into the Consultation Strategy in this Project and provide feedback on the impact or effectiveness of potential LCO recommendations.

The current members of the Advisory Group are:

ARCH Disability Law Centre

Joanne Bertrand – Ontario Caregiver Coalition

Alexandra Carling-Rowland – College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

Dr. Carole Cohen – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Julia Fisher – Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario

Professor Joan Gilmour – Osgoode Hall Law School

Jan Goddard – Goddard Gamage Stephens LLP

David Harvey – Alzheimer Society of Ontario

D’Arcy Hiltz – Hiltz Szigeti LLP

The Honourable Madam Justice Susan Himel – Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Gordon Kyle and Brendon Pooran – Community Living Ontario

Anne Bowlby – Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Roslyn Shields – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Laura Metrick – Ministry of the Attorney General

Lora Patton – Consent and Capacity Board

Frank Wagner – Ethicist/Joint Centre for Bioethics

Judith Wahl – Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

Laura Watts – British Columbia Law Institute