Trusted Help

Helping older adults navigate the legal system

Project Status: Active

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to develop, implement and evaluate a model to identify and train trusted intermediaries to help older adults access legal information and services. Trusted intermediaries might be chaplains, physicians, social workers, administrators, friends, family or service providers who can help identify a need, provide information (not legal advice), help navigate the system, and assist with things such as filling out forms.

While financially supported by The Law Foundation of Ontario, the RIA is solely responsible for all content.

Project Team

Nathan Honsberger - Project Coordinator
Veronique Boscart - Collaborator
Lydia Stewart Ferreira - Collaborator
Jane Kuepfer - Collaborator
Josie d'Avernas - Principal Investigator

Research Topics