Legal and Financial Issues

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

Government of Canada - Life Events

A government resource.

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

McGill Legal Clinic

A legal clinic organized by McGill Law students

Tel: (514) 398-6792

Many community centres also offer legal advising services.

Provincial Resources

Government of Canada - Benefits Finder

Includes links to information on federal and provincial benefits for seniors

The Quebec Pension Plan

QPP provides basic financial protection to Quebec workers for retirement (after 65), survivorship, and disability. 

Tel: (514) 873-2433

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

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: (514) 879-1793

The Bar of Montreal

Referrals for Montreal-based attorneys

Tel: (514) 866-9392

Government of Canada - Resources for Seniors

Please see the section "What every older Canadian should know about" for an excellent overview of available provincial and federal resources.

Federal Resources

Government of Canada - Public Pensions

nformation 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

Supplementary Pension Plans