Understanding the laws related to decision making in Ontario can be an overwhelming task for most people. This session will highlight the provisions of the Health Care Consent Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and the Mental Health Act as they relate to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, as well as the implication¬† on services providers. In particular, this session will focus on explaining the limits of the current legislation relating to matters affecting people’s property and personal care. in addition, ideas and options for law reform, especially with respect to supported decision making options, will be raised and discussed.


Brendon D. Pooran is the principal lawyer at PooranLaw. He is involved in all areas of the firm’s practice and regularly provides advice to individuals, families, organizations and government in the areas of: wills & estates planning; disability law and corporate law for not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

 His practice, which is primarily built around disability issues, is inspired by the challenges people with disabilities face throughout their lives. he created PooranLaw to provide support to this community and to serve as a resource for accessibility issues throughout Ontario. in addition to being a lawyer, Brendon teaches Critical disability Law at York University, is the Past-President of Community Living York South and is a founding director of PLAN Toronto.

To register please contact Ellie Moore at 519-660-6635 x254 or elliem@participationhouse.com

Cost: FREE

9am Registration and Coffee

9:30am Welcome and Overview of the work of the OCSC

10am Brendon Pooran

12pm-1pm Lunch



  • November 21, 2014
  • 9am - 1pm
  • London Hillcrest Salvation Army Community Church; 310 Vesta Road; London ON; N5Y 5J1