People and Families

Our commitment to you and your family

An unwavering dedication to understanding and supporting you to achieve your goals. Specialized knowledge, a wealth of experience and legal expertise.  A demonstrated commitment to law reform and social justice. Plus high-quality integrated services delivered with a compassionate approach.

That’s what you can expect from PooranLaw.

Simply put, our team’s goal is to ensure that people with disabilities and their families, and other groups facing injustices, have access to the expert insight, guidance and services they need to navigate a full range of complex and ever-evolving legal issues, including:

Legal support for every stage of life

Newborns & young children

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Newborns & young children

  • Plan for Long Term Financial Security and Decision Making:
    • Establish a Henson Trust or Staged Trust
    • Prepare/update will, trust(s) and Power of Attorney
    • Open or contribute to an RDSP
    • Get the Disability Tax Credit
  • Supports at home
    • Apply for home care services and funding, services and supports, social assistance and the Disability Tax Credit
  • Child care accommodations
  • Engage respite and support workers

School-aged children & Youth

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School-aged children & Youth

Parents:

  • Plan for Long Term Financial Security and Decision Making:
    • Establish a Henson Trust or Staged Trust
    • Prepare/update will, trust(s) and Power of Attorney
    • Open or contribute to an RDSP
    • Get the Disability Tax Credit
  • Supports at home
    • Apply for home care services and funding, services and supports, social assistance and the Disability Tax Credit
    • Engage respite and support workers
  • Supports at School
    • Get accessible and/or accommodated education for your child

Transition to Adulthood, Work & Community Engagement

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Transition to Adulthood, Work & Community Engagement

  • Financial Security and Decision Making:
    • Apply for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
    • Establish or administer a Henson Trust
    • Prepare/update will, trust(s) and Power of Attorney
    • Open or contribute to an RDSP
    • Get the Disability Tax Credit
    • Consider consent, capacity and legal decision making issues
  • Supports at home
    • Apply for supports through Developmental Services Ontario and Individualized Funding
    • Engage respite and support workers
  • Supports at Work and In the Community
    • Seek employment and know your rights at Work
    • Become an entrepreneur – start a Social Enterprise
    • Human rights in the community
  • Accommodation in higher education
  • Consider establishing a Microboard™

Aging in place

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Aging in place

  • Consider a Housing Trust
  • Consider establishing a Microboard™
  • Financial Security and Decision Making:
    • Apply for and maintain Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
    • Establish or administer a Henson Trust
    • Prepare/update will, trusts and Power of Attorney
    • Open or contribute to an RDSP
    • Get the Disability Tax Credit
    • Consider consent, capacity and legal decision making issues
  • Supports at home
    • Apply for and maintain supports through Developmental Services Ontario and Individualized Funding
    • Engage and manage respite and support workers
  • Supports at Work and In the Community
    • Seek employment and know your rights at Work
    • Become an entrepreneur – start a Social Enterprise
    • Human rights in the community

Senior years

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Senior years

  • Seek assistance with estate administration, staged trust and Henson Trust administration
  • Financial Security:
    • Access funds from an RDSP
    • Apply for Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit,
    • Apply for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement
    • Receive funds from a Henson Trust or Estate
  • Supports at home
    • Manage home and personal care supports
    • Establish or maintain a housing trust
    • supports through Developmental Services Ontario and Individualized Funding
    • Engage and manage respite and support workers
    • Consider novel and innovative housing arrangements
  • Create, maintain and manage a Microboard™