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Holly Street Advocacy Centre for the Elderly Inc’s (ACE) work is supported by our members. ACE services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the older adult population. Our primary goals are to provide direct legal services to low-income seniors, to inform through public legal education, and engage in systemic law reform projects. To help us to fulfill our goals and to ensure that our services are relevant, we need the participation of older adults and their families.

Benefits of membership include receipt of the ACE Newsletter(s), published twice a year, and voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting. The annual membership fee is $10.00 for individuals and $25.00 for agencies or groups. However, if the fee presents financial difficulties, we can arrange to waive the fee.

If you are not already a member of ACE, please consider joining.

To become a member, you can complete the membership form by submitting it online, emailing the form to info@ace.clcj.ca or by mailing it to:

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
2 Carlton Street, Suite 701
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1J3

Please note: You do not have to be a member to obtain legal services from ACE.

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Your membership is important. If the fee presents financial difficulties, please feel free to join anyway at no cost.

Membership Expiry Date:
Membership expires at the end of the Next Annual General Meeting.

ACE’s membership application process includes a conflict check and Board approval.

Conflict of Interest Declaration

I confirm that neither I nor my spouse, if I have a spouse, nor the Corporation/Partnership/ Organization I represent, have an interest in a proposed or current contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform, or any other activity or transaction of ACE that would place me in conflict with ACE. I also agree to abide by the conflict of interest guidelines in the ACE bylaw during the period of time I am a member of ACE.

ACE Bylaw - Conflict of Interest Guidelines - Summary
(Full text of the conflict of interest sections will be provided on request made to the ACE Community Outreach Co-Ordinator at info@ace.clcj.ca or 416-598-2656 ex 231)

Every Member who is, or may be, in any way directly or indirectly or who has a spouse who is, or may be, directly or indirectly or who is, or whose spouse is, an employee, officer or Director of an organization which directly or indirectly has, or may have, an interest in a proposed or current contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform, or any other activity or transaction of the Centre shall make a full and fair disclosure of the nature and extent of the interest to the Board of Directors of ACE at the earliest opportunity after learning of the potential or actual conflict.

After making such declaration of such an actual or potential conflict, that member shall not take part in any discussion on the issue nor vote on such contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform or any other activity or transaction nor shall he or she be counted in the quorum in respect to such contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform or any other activity or transaction.

If a Member or Representative of a Corporate Member fails to make a declaration of his or her interest or the corporate interest in a contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform or any other activity or transaction in compliance with this clause, he or she shall account to and reimburse the Centre for all profit realized by him or her and, upon resolution approved by a majority of the Board of Directors, shall submit his or her resignation as a Member.

Where any member feels that another member may be in a conflict of interest, the former may raise the issue at a Board meeting or at a meeting of the membership and the Chairperson shall discontinue discussion of the business at hand until the issue of conflict of interest has been dealt with.

Where a member fails or refuses to declare conflict of interest, the issue of whether or not such conflict exists may be determined by the Board by resolution moved, seconded and passed by a simple vote.

When it is so found, as set above, that a member is in a conflict of interest, he or she shall not take any further part in discussion on the issue and shall not vote on the issue.

No owner or management official of a long term care facility or employee of any organization representing long term care facilities or retirement homes shall be eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.