We are thankful to the Ontario Government for funding this project. Our goal is to share with you on-line resources to help prevent elder abuses in our communities and in our homes. Today, especially because of Covid-19, older adults are more isolated and vulnerable to a wide variety of abuses. Our on-line resources are divided into 3 categories:

  1. Two Covid-19 specific workshops. (jump to workshops)
    One is with a lawyer who talks about preventing elder abuses during Covid-19 and how the laws have changed because of Covid-19. The second workshop is with a social worker. She is speaking to the families of older adults and encourages them to be mindful of their words and actions so that elder abuses either don’t start or continue.
  2. A 7 part video series with expert speakers. (jump to videos)
    Lawyers, social workers, an accountant and a D/Sergent with the OPP each teach us something different about preventing elder abuses.
  3. A 7 part podcast series. (jump to podcasts)
    Learn from lawyers who through their practices have seen and have helped prevent a wide variety of elder abuse.

We hope you take the time to watch these videos, workshops and listen to the podcasts. Covid-19 has made these difficult, trying times for all of us. Please learn from our on-line resources and tell your family and friends about them. Together as a society we need to treat our older adults better. These on-line resources are a positive step to better respecting older adults by helping to prevent elder abuses.


Workshops

Preventing Elder Abuse During COVID-19

 

Lawyer Lisa Feldstein

Lisa Feldstein is a health lawyer in the Greater Toronto Area and an Adjunct Professor at York University in Toronto. She is the owner and founder of Lisa Feldstein Law Office Professional Corporation, an innovative law firm that focuses on Family Health Law™. Lisa has helped hundreds of clients create and protect their families.

Prior to opening her own firm, Lisa worked at a health law boutique in Toronto. She received her legal training at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she subsequently taught negotiation for six years.

Lisa has been featured as an expert in the areas of mental health law, surrogacy and elder law. She has appeared in magazines and newspapers such as Maclean’s, Italian Vanity Fair and the National Post. She has been interviewed on television, radio and podcasts. Some notable appearances include CBC’s The Current, CTV’s Your Morning and Global News.

Family Health Law

Legal advice for family caregivers and people building families
  • Caregiver Law
  • Consent & Capacity / Mental Health Law
  • End of Life Law
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianship
  • Reproductive Law

Contact Information:

20 Crown Steel Drive, Unit 12
Markham, Ontario L3R 9X9
CANADA

https://www.familyhealthlaw.ca/

Telephone:
416-937-8768
You can text us here too!

Email:
lisa@lisafeldstein.ca

Fax:
416-937-8768

Elder Abuse Prevention: Assist with Mindfulness

 

Eleanor Silverberg, BA Psych, MSW, RSW of Jade Self Development Coaching.

Eleanor Silverberg, BA Psych, MSW, RSW
Eleanor Silverberg, founder of Jade Self Development Coaching, is a social worker, author, speaker and grief specialist who helps individuals in her private practice to cope through diverse life-altering situations applying her innovative coaching methods.

She specializes in assisting family caregivers of the chronically ill empowering them to self-monitor with self-awareness. Her mode of practice stands out as she combines existing grief strategies with conventional therapeutic models. The combined methods are incorporated within the 3-A Coping Framework Eleanor developed and featured in her books “Caregiving with Strength” and “Keeping It Together”.

Eleanor holds a BA in Psychology, Master of Social Work, Certification in Bereavement Education, extensive training and practice in Mindfulness and over 20 years of Independent Study in the Field of Grief Studies.  Eleanor can be reached at:  647.624.5677

 

https://www.eleanorsilverberg.com/


Videos

Elder Abuse – Essential Background

Dr. Sandra Campbell defines Elder Abuse, explains how and where it happens, and the Provincial and Federal legislation protecting elders.

Planning for Life and Life’s Uncertainties: Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorneys

Elaine Blades explains the goal of wills. She reminds us that:

  • Proper planning provides protection and peace of mind and can help stop elder abuse
  • Make sure you choose the “right” executor & attorney
  • Don’t take dangerous shortcuts

Stop the Abuse Before It Happens: Tips & Strategies for Safeguarding Your Money & Assets

Linda Alderson explains the record keeping responsibilities when looking after someone’s money, and what someone should expect when they hand the day-to-day management of their money & property to someone else.

Elder Abuse 101

D/Sgt Leslie Raymond shares the legal definition of elder abuse and the role of the police in elder abuse cases.

Final Days, Finest Hours: What Lawyers and Doctors Can’t Do at Life’s End

Mark Handelman discusses the murky territory of capacity, the legal definition of death, and choosing the right power of attorney.

Families: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Audrey Miller discusses family dynamics and caregiving. It really can be good, bad, or ugly!

Audrey Miller, Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. has over 30 years social work and rehabilitation experience working with older individuals and their families. She advises the financial, insurance, legal and business communities regarding elder care issues. Audrey is a recognized expert in her field. www.eldercaring.ca

Elder Abuse – A True Solution

Dr. Sandra Campbell discusses strategies to address elder abuse and the effects of ageism. Her call to action: Seniors, capable adults, should have all the rights and privileges accorded other functioning adults.


Podcasts

Being a Substitute Decision Maker – An Issue of Rights vs Duties

 

Dr. Michael Gordon
Dr. Michael Gordon

We wish to thank Dr. Gordon for taking time from his very busy schedule to share his perspective on some of the end-of-life issues that families often face. During our podcast he explains:

  • What is the difference between a right and a duty?
  • Why is this difference important?
  • Is the role of Substitute Decision Maker something people are prepared to take on?
  • If you are going to designate someone as your Substitute Decision Maker (SDM), how should you do it?
  • If you have designated a Substitute Decision Maker and you have important wishes about your end-of-life, how should you communicate your wishes to your Substitute Decision Maker ?
  • What do you do if your Substitute Decision Maker  will not follow your wishes?

About Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin

Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin Medical Program Director Palliative Care, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto He is one of Canada’s best known geriatric medical specialists. His latest book, Parenting your Parents’ third edition follows soon on his book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion and Care. This followed his book Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed soon after the publication of his memoir Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. Each of these books is felt to fulfill a special need that family members share in their pursuit of providing the best of care for their aging loved ones. Most health care professionals should also find the books of assistance to them in the care they provide and in their ability to communicate effectively with family members and those responsible for decision making. Brooklyn Beginnings was an exciting departure from his books devoted to the challenges of care-giving. The reflections recounted in Brooklyn Beginnings trace Dr. Gordon’s roots and the circuitous path he has taken to reach his position in Canada as a regular contributor and commentator on the joys and problems of the elderly for various TV programs, radio shows, newspapers and magazines. Dr. Gordon publishes for the professional press in the United States and Canada and is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media on issues related to aging.

He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care, and Former Vice President of Medical Services and Head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, at Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences. Dr. Gordon holds Canada’s first certificate issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the field of Geriatric Medicine. He was awarded a fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2004. In addition to his contributions to the field of geriatric medicine, Dr. Gordon has written and spoken widely on the field of medical ethics, especially in relation to the elderly and to end-of-life situations. He is a member of the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics and in this capacity is involved in ethics education primarily for health care providers. He writes on ethics for medical publications, with articles on medical ethics that appeared in the Annals of Long-Term Care where he was recently appointed to the editorial board. He was recently appointed as Editor-in-Chief, Dementia Resource, www.healthplexus.net and Journal of Current Clinical Care. During his years at the University of Toronto he has taught medical students and post-graduate medical trainees. He has served on many national, provincial and health organization’s committees and boards including the Canadian National Advisory Council on Aging, the Ontario Drug Benefit Program’s Quality and Therapeutics Committee. He continues to serve on the College of Physicians of Ontario. He has contributed to many corporations as they develop programs for the care of the elderly, including most recently Pfizer’s More than Medication program.

Dr. Gordon is a well respected and much sought after speaker to both general audiences and health care professional.

 

Helping Substitute Decision Makers Navigate the Health System

Lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman

Health care lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman is an expert on a broad range of health law matters, including risk management and strategic advice; mental health, consent, capacity and substitute decision-making; health information and privacy; corporate/commercial, and health research.   Please take a moment to listen to her podcast to learn more about Ontario POA laws.

About Mary Jane Dykeman B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Mary Jane is a Partner with DDO Health Law, advising on a broad range of health law matters, including risk management and strategic advice; mental health, consent, capacity and substitute decision-making; and health information and privacy. With the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, she recently co-authored a Law Commission of Ontario paper, “Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in Ontario”. Mary Jane co-teaches the Mental Health Law course in Osgoode Professional Development’s Health Law LL.M. program, with Michele Warner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.  She has been in-house counsel to two Toronto teaching hospitals and sits on the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and research ethics board at Canadian Blood Services. Her passion is to assist her health sector clients work through thorny issues as their patients, clients and residents navigate the health system.

DDO Health Law

DDO Health Law is a boutique health law firm based in Toronto, Ontario.

Our strengths lie in capacity building and finding creative and practical solutions to our clients’ most common and most complicated dilemmas. We understand that an overly legal response is not the best or only solution for many issues that arise for our clients. We view every issue through a legal, risk management, strategic and public relations lens, without losing sight of the relevant stakeholder perspectives (including the Board, management, staff, privileged professionals, patients, families, and funders).

Our firm provides concrete and common sense tools for our clients. At DDO Health Law, we assist our clients to manage difficult issues and to recognize when they should seek our advice.

We focus on teaching our clients how to empower themselves on a broad range of health law topics.

DDO Health Law’s core values: We bring order and calm to chaos through methodical approaches to all situations. We take fears away, de-escalating contentious situations to achieve fair resolutions. We use plain English to explain complex issues, making understanding simple and easy. We are mindful of all aspects of a situation and the implications for the future. We will break with conventional thinking to find workable solutions. We anticipate and plan for future events to mitigate risks. We treat others with compassion, kindness and non-judgment. We bring passion and vitality to our business interactions. We are committed to continual learning and growth, personally and professionally.

 

1200 Bay St., Suite 405 Toronto, ON M5R 2A5

416 967 7100 ext. 225 Visit Website

Powers of Attorney: Who to Appoint

Kimberly Whaley and Heather Hogan
Lawyers Kimberly Whaley (L) & Heather Hogan(R)

We are very thankful that Kimberly Whaley and Heather Hogan, estate litigation lawyers who often deal with Power of Attorney and End of Life issues, offered to do a podcast with us. During this podcast we discuss:

  1. Who would make an appropriate attorney for property?
  2. How will my attorney for property know the rules and obligations that apply to them when managing my property?
  3. Is it a good idea to appoint more than one person as an attorney for property?
  4. What if I appoint my two children as my attorneys for property and they can’t agree on how to manage my property?
  5. If my attorney for property is managing my property, am I allowed to see my bank accounts and a copy of all financial transactions that my attorney undertakes on my behalf?

About Kimberly Whaley, Heather Hogan

Kimberly A. Whaley is the founder and principal of the Toronto law firm, Whaley Estate Litigation. She is also a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Kimberly’s firm, Whaley Estate Litigation, was ranked nationally by the Canadian Lawyer magazine in January 2013, as one of the Top 5 Trusts and Estates Boutiques in Canada.

Kimberly was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law in Vancouver in 2012.

Kimberly was designated as a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006. She has been peer rated annually since 2009 by The Best Lawyers in Canada in Estates and Trusts. Kimberly was chosen by Lawday Leading Lawyers as one of the top 60 leading lawyers in Canada in Estates and Trusts. She was given the Martindale-Hubbell – BV Distinguished Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

Kimberly is Past-Chair of the OBA Trusts & Estates Executive, and past member of the OBA, CLE and Institute Executives. She is currently a member of the CBA Elder Law Section Executive. She is on the Expert Advisory Group/Panel for the Law Commission of Ontario’s Law Reform Project as it Relates to Ontario’s Capacity and Guardianship Laws.

Kim is the Toronto branch chair of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Toronto, and as such a Director of STEP CANADA. Kim is also Program Chair, Toronto and is designated as a full member of STEP Worldwide as a Trust and Estate Practitioner, TEP..

Kimberly is a committee member of The Professional Advisory Group of the Baycrest Foundation. Kimberly is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Toronto. Kimberly is on the Estate List Users Committee of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice at Toronto.

Kimberly was awarded the Hoffstein Book Prize Award in 2009, recognizing contributions and achievements by Members of the OBA, in Wills, Trusts, Estates, Writing and Teaching. Kimberly was the recipient of the Queen’s University Special Lecturer Award in 2003 where she taught a second year course in Appellate Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor.

Kimberly mediates disputes in her practice areas via estatemediators.ca

Kimberly has taught as an adjunct professor at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, as well as the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode, and presents at Continuing Legal Education and Professional Development programs for lawyers, as well as at in-house financial institutions, ILCO, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, hospitals and other organizations and foundations, universities and colleges. She maintains a teaching affiliation with the University of Toronto and recently taught on the subject of ‘Capacity’ together with Mark Handelman and Laura Watts in a course on Law and Aging.

Kimberly authored the chapter, “Conundrums in Cognition: Planning for the Future”, in “What Next? Navigating Later Life Transitions”, Senior Solutions, Release 2012

Kimberly authored the chapter, “Fiduciary Accounts and Court Passings”, in “Armstrong, Estate Administration: A Solicitor’s Reference Manual”, Carswell and Thomson Reuters, Release 2012-13

Kimberly authored the chapter, “Estates Issues Relating to Ontario Family Law, Property Rights and Obligations.” in “Property Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law”, Canada Law Book, Thomson Reuters, 2012.

Kimberly authored and edited the Canada Law Book publication “Capacity to Marry and the Estate Plan” in 2010, with co-authors: Dr. Michel Silberfeld, Heather McGee and Helena Likwornik.

Kimberly is a co-contributor to the Canada Law Book publication “Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario” published annually since 2008. She authors the chapter, “Passings of Accounts, including Contested Passings.”

Kimberly is the mom of Sammi, age 14. Kim has a new affection for cycling and a renewed interest in photography after a long lapse and is now experimenting with her new Nikon D800. Kim also runs marathons in her spare time and is taking guitar lessons for the first time.

 

Heather B. Hogan is an associate with Whaley Estate Litigation. Her practice focuses on the areas of estate, trusts, capacity, fiduciary, and power of attorney litigation.

Prior to joining Whaley Estate Litigation, Heather was counsel for the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (“OPGT”). Her work at the OPGT focused on civil and estates litigation, including capacity, guardianship and child protection proceedings.

Heather obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall law school, where she was a junior editor at the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and a student case worker at Parkdale Community Legal Services. Heather’s pragmatic, results-focused approach is also informed by over a decade of practical experience. Prior to studying law, she was an Executive Assistant to Justice Denise Bellamy at the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry / Toronto External Contracts Inquiry and commission staff for Justice Stephen Goudge on the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario.

Heather has represented clients at numerous tribunals and before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. She has also drafted submissions for matters before Ontario’s Divisional Court and Court of Appeal.

Our Focus:

Whaley Estate Litigation focuses on providing advice to, and representation of clients exclusively in the following areas: Will and Estate Challenges; Will and Trust Interpretations; Trust Variations; Dependant Support Applications; Guardianship Applications; Capacity Proceedings in the context of Testamentary Instruments, Power of Attorney documents, Marriage and Inter Vivos Gifting; Passing of Fiduciary Accounts; Trust Disputes; Power of Attorney Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Probate Applications; Solicitor’s Negligence; Elder Law and Elder Abuse; Consent and Capacity Board Proceedings including Appeals; and End of Life Decision Making.

We offer different forms of dispute resolution including mediation while acting both as mediators in such issues, as well as counsel facilitating resolution for our own clients by means of mediated settlement and other means of alternative dispute resolution.  We act as Section 3 counsel under the Substitute Decisions Act providing advice pursuant to a Court Appointment.  We act as agents to solicitors in agency retainers.

Issues of undue influence, capacity, fraud, forgery, suspicious circumstances, and the wrongful depletion of assets frequently arise in this practice area. Concepts of alienation and sequestering are also one’s which are prevalent. We assist clients in navigating these very difficult and emotional issues and concepts.

45 Saint Clair Ave. W.
# 600
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 0A2

416 925 7400 Visit Website

Predatory Marriages

Lawyer Steven Benmor

Predatory marriages of seniors is a very real and important topic in our society today. Lawyer Steven Benmor helps us understand some of the complicated and stressful issues that families face. This is an emotional-packed topic that we should all be more aware of.

Steven’s insights shed some light on this issue and helps us better understand how the laws in Ontario deal with these situations. During our conversation, we talk about:

  1. How are rights changed because of marriage?
  2. How are rights changed because of separation?
  3. How are right changed because of divorce?
  4. What is a Power of Attorney and how does that interplay with a Will?
  5. Can anyone get married in Canada…immigrant, same sex, terminally ill, incapable?
  6. What does marriage do to a Will?
  7. What is a Predatory Marriage?
  8. What is the law in Ontario to prevent Predatory Marriages?

About Steven Benmor, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M. (Family)

Steven Benmor has been certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada, holds a Masters of Laws degree in Family Law and is an adjunct Professor of Family Law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Mr. Benmor helps parents and spouses regarding custody of, and access to, children, child support, spousal support, property division, pension division, separation agreements, paternity agreements, marriage contracts, restraining orders, mobility rights, grandparents’ rights to access, variations of prior Family law orders and agreements and child protection.

Mr. Benmor has represented clients through all stages of divorce and separation and works closely with experts in related disciplines including family counselors, financial advisors, mental health professionals, child protection workers, custody/access assessors, forensic accountants, business valuators and private investigators.

Since his call to the Bar in 1994, Mr. Benmor has held many executive positions in the legal community including:

Mr. Benmor is a member of The Advocates Society, Toronto Lawyers Association and Family Lawyers Association.

Mr. Benmor is also a co-author of “The TASK – The Trusted Advisor’s Survival Kit” (LexisNexis, 2009).

Mr. Benmor is a highly sought-after educator, skilled negotiator and accomplished litigator. Moreover, he is sensitive to the needs of his clients and their children and is dedicated to professional excellence in achieving outstanding results for his clients.

Benmor Family Law Group

1836 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5P 3K7

p (416) 489-8890 Visit Website

Tax Information for the Incapacitated and Their Substitute Decision Makers

 

David Rotfleisch, CA, JD

David Rotfleisch is both a lawyer and an accountant.  He helps us better understand some of the complicated tax issues that families must be aware of and must deal with. During our conversation, he answers the following questions:

  1. Does being incapacitated affect income tax filing requirements?
  2. Are there any special tax deductions for individuals with incapacities?
  3. What are the record keeping requirements for SDMs
  4. What should be done if there is unreported income or unreported offshore assets?
  5. What happens to unpaid tax debts during the life of the incapacitated individual?
  6. What happens to unpaid debts on death?

About David J. Rotfleisch, C.A., J.D.

David Rotfleisch, C.A.,J.D.

Founding lawyer, David Rotfleisch is an expert in the realm of income tax law. You might say that income tax is David’s passion for David is not only a lawyer, he is a chartered accountant. He has helped start-up businesses, resident and non-resident business owners and corporations with their tax affairs, and over the years, he has assisted numerous corporations and individuals with simple and complex tax and estate planning matters as well as tax amnesty and tax litigation issues.

David’s second passion is technology, and with an extensive background in the computer and IT industry, David is especially adept at dealing with high-tech legal issues, such as software development and intellectual property.

He graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and became a chartered accountant in 1977. He then attended Osgoode Hall law School and was admitted to the Ontario bar in 1983. He founded the firm in 1987.

He has published tax articles in professional magazines and in the popular press, and has appeared on TV.

Rotfleisch & Samulovitch is a Toronto-based boutique law firm specializing in tax and business law.

By staying small and specialized, we are able to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ issues and concerns—as they arise. Our client list includes individual entrepreneurs, businesses, as well as large, public institutions. We are justifiably proud of our enviable track record of providing in-depth knowledge and proactive, hands-on solutions for all of our clients.

We deal exclusively with:

  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Information Technology (Computer and Internet) Law
  • Securities Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Wills & Estate Planning

 

121 Richmond St. W Suite 803, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2K1

416-367-4222 Visit Website

All About Capacity

Capacity is a very important topic when dealing with POA issues.  During this podcast, lawyers Rosen and Sunshine give us an overview of capacity in Ontario.  During our conversation, they help us understand more about:

  • What do we mean when we talk about capacity?
  • The different tests for and approaches to capacity
  • Capacity under the Substitute Decisions Act
  • Capacity principles from the Health Care Consent Act
  • Capacity Assessments
  • Principles from the Case law / Real Life examples

About Lonny J. Rosen, C.S. & Elyse Sunshine

Lonny J. Rosen* is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law. He advises individual, corporate and institutional clients with respect to health care legislation and policies, and represents clients in a wide range of civil and administrative proceedings. He regularly represents health professionals in complaint and discipline matters, investigations, audits and peer reviews, hospital privileges disputes and in hearings before various health tribunals. Lonny advises clients on a wide variety of health law issues, including with respect to privacy, the delivery of private health care and other aspects of practice management. His clients include health care professionals, administrators of health care facilities, professional associations, and individuals.

In 2012, by Order in Council, Lonny was appointed to the Consent and Capacity Board, an independent body created by the provincial government which conducts hearings under legislation such as the Health Care Consent Act and the Mental Health Act.  In this capacity, he presides over hearings of applications by individuals whose involuntary status in hospital or whose capacity to consent to treatment or admission to a care facility is in issue.

Lonny is a leader of the health law bar, having served as Chair of the Health Law Sections of both the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, and as Program Committee Chair of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, and now serving as a member of the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society and as a Member of the Executive of the CBA Health Law Section. For six years, Lonny served as a member of the Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Ethics Board. He is currently a member of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Advance Care Planning Task Group, through which he helps to promote advance care planning in Canada. He is also an active member of the Society for Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. Lonny frequently writes and speaks on health law issues, including as a faculty member for Osgoode Professional Development’s Certificate Programs in Health Law and Mental Health Law and as co-Director for the Osgoode Certifcate in Professional Regulation and Discipline in the Ontario Health Sector.

Lonny was named to “Best Lawyers in Canada” for Health Care Law for 2014 and 2015.

* Practicing as a professional corporation and Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law

 

Elyse Sunshine* assists health care professionals, health associations and organizations by providing advice and opinions with respect to regulatory, administrative and civil matters. Elyse has experience in assisting various health professionals.

 

Elyse has assisted professionals with matters before the various levels of court and tribunals, including the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Health Services Appeal and Review Board and the Human Rights Tribunal. Elyse also assists health professionals and organizations with inspections and audits, including quality assurance reviews, independent health facility inspections and out-of hospital premises assessments. In addition to her advocacy practice,

Elyse regularly provides opinions and general advice to individuals and organizations, such as associations of health care professionals.

Elyse is very active in the health community and serves as a member of the Research Ethics Board at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab and is a founding Board member of the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund.  Elyse is also a member of the Medico-Legal Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocate’s Society.  She frequently presents to health professional groups on issues relating to health law and professional regulation.

Elyse was named to Best Lawyers Canada for Health Care Law for 2015.

* Practicing as a Professional Corporation

We are experienced and skilled in our practice area and are widely known as being professional yet approachable. We’re Here to Help.

Rosen Sunshine LLP

We also advise and represent professional associations, health care organizations and facilities, and owners and operators of health care facilities, institutions and clinics.

Our Firm

Rosen Sunshine LLP was established in 2011 as a boutique health law firm.   Our mission is to provide our clients with strategic, practical advice and fearless representation with any matter entrusted to us. We aim to provide clients with the highest level of service but to meet our clients’ needs in a cost-effective manner. Our practice includes all areas of health law advocacy and advice.

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Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5V 2E2416 223 4222 Visit Website

We wish to thank the Government of Ontario for funding this project.


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