Table of Contents (download the PDF here)

Executive Summary
PART ONE: Reforming Ontario’s Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship Laws
I. Background and Contexts in Which the Law Operates
PART TWO: Legal Capacity
I. “Legal Capacity”: Setting the Standard
II. Systems for Assessing Capacity
PART THREE: Decision-Making
I. New Decision-Making Arrangements: Supporters and Co-Decision-Makers
II. Who May Act in a Decision-Making Role?
III. Appointment and Exit Processes for Substitute Decision-Making
PART FOUR: Access to the Law
I. The Problem of Abuse and Misuse of Substitute Decision-Making Powers
II. Dispute Resolution and Rights Enforcement
III. Supports to Accessing the Law: Navigation, Problem-Solving and Voice
IV. Access to Information and Education
PART FIVE: Advancing Effective Law Reform
I. Ensuring an Effective System: Coordination, System Monitoring and Transparency
II. Participating in the Law Reform Process: The LCO’s Public Consultations
Appendix A: The LCO’s Framework Principles
Appendix B: Consultation Questions
Summary of Issues for Consultation
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