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Legal and Financial Issues
The Senior Years
A comprehensive site with links to a variety of essential financial resources for retired Canadians. Check it out!

Service Canada - Life Events
A government resource.

The Care Guide
An award-winning website featuring a full range of services, articles and resources for helping people at every stage of the aging process lead more comfortable, secure and independent lives.  The resource guide features a section on legal and financial issues. 

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), established in 1894, is a voluntary trade association that represents the collective interests of its member life and health insurers and administers about two-thirds of Canada's pension plans.

Eldercare Online  Legal and Financial Channel 
A US-based online community providing information, education and support to families caring for aging loved ones.

Non-profit Legal Clinics

Project Genesis
A drop-in community advocacy organisation that provides legal advise and information on a variety of topics.
4735 chemin de la cote-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal (QC) H3W 1M1
Tel: (514) 738-2036

Westmount Legal Clinic
Open Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 at the Westmount YMCA
4585 Sherbrooke St., Westmount (QC) H3Z 1E9
E-mail: tedquestions@yahoo.ca

Many community centres also offer legal advising services.


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Provincial Resources

Government of Canada Benefits for Quebec Seniors
Includes links to information on federal and provincial benefits for seniors

Quebec Pension Plan
QPP provides basic financial protection to Quebec workers for retirement (after 65), survivorship, and disability. 
Tel: (514) 873-2433

Revenu Quebec

Public Curator's Office
The public curator's office provides legal and financial management and support of people who have lost their ability to manage their own finances or property or experienced financial abuse.   
Tel: (514) 873-4074 or 1-800-363-9020

Quebec Legal Information Society (SOQUIJ) 
Provides succinct legal information on a variety of subjects. In French only

The Quebec Law Network
The Quebec Law Network's goal is to provide the general public access to the Quebec legal system by providing texts written legal professionals in an informal and understandable manner.

Notary Chamber of Quebec
The site provides legal information on a variety of topics including notary wills and property, as well as a referral service to help you find a notary in your area.
Tel: 1-800-263-1793

The Bar of Montreal
Referrals for Montreal-based attorneys
Tel: (514) 866-9392
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Federal Resources

Seniors Canada
Please see the section on Legal and Financial resources for an excellent overview of available provincial and federal resources.

Revenue Canada - Federal Tax Information for Seniors

Gov't of Canada Public Pensions Home Page
Information on application for Income Security, CPP and Old Age Security benefits etc.
Tel: 1-800-277-9914

Canada Pension Plan
Official government of Canada website. 
Tel: 1-800-277-9914

Old Age Security Benefits
Social Development Canada site
Tel: 1-800-277-9914

Canada Benefits
An extensive list of links to federal and provincial government benefits.

Supplementary Pension Plans

Please see the following links for popular supplementary plan info.
OSFI (for many transport, media, banks, & telecommunications workers)

CARRA (for many teachers, civil service employees, nurses, etc.)

This page includes financial resources on retirement, estate planning, and money management, as well as Provincial and Federal resources regarding taxes and pensions.  Some non-profit legal support resources are also provided here. 

You may also wish to consult the section on Personal Safety for questions about abuse and fraud, or the Seniors' Advocacy page for information on formal complaint procedures and seniors' rights.
DAY TO DAY LIVING
Home Safety and 
Assistive Devices
Housing/Residences
Legal/Financial Issues
Recreation and
Community Centres
Transportation and 
Driving Concerns
Homecare
Food
Personal Safety

MEDICAL RESOURCES
Conditions/Ailments
Health Information
Palliative Care
Healthcare Facilities

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Caregiver Support
Counselling Resources
Communication Tools
Loss, Grief and Bereavement

OTHER RESOURCES
Government 
Websites for Seniors
Seniors' Advocacy

CONTACTIVITY CENTRE
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