The Law and Seniors in Ontario
Protecting Latino Seniors under the Umbrella of Law and Rights in Ontario.
Protegiendo al Adulto Mayor Latino bajo la Covertura de la Ley y sus Derechos en Ontario.
Training provided with the support of Law Foundation of Ontario
The legal topics for training under this project can be considered under the umbrella of safety and security. This project aims at train participants on the rights of seniors in the key three areas of: power of attorney and personal care, social assistance, and citizenship.
The legal topics involved in the training correspond to the needs and areas of concern mentioned by seniors as resulting from their vulnerability in terms of, safety and security. In the case of migratory circumstances, being in a difficult relationship because of being sponsored, persons may risk abuse. Fear is more common among seniors than anticipated. Also, dealing with the health system in Ontario and Canada is a daunting task as almost all the Latino seniors are not able to deal with the most basic requirements of the health system because of language or cultural barriers. Later in life this may be also the result of issues of mobility or other impediments.
Finally, the last part of the conditions generating insecurity and lack of safety is the access to benefits such as old age security and/or subsidized housing. Therefore, in the topic list we have under social assistance parts related to poverty such as tenant law and poverty.