e-Learning: Power of Attorney (POA) & Will – Enhanced version

Presented by Momiji / JSS 

Wed. May 22, 2024, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Japanese)

1-hour online session (Zoom) to learn about Powers of Attorney and Will from Nozomi (Zoe) Smith, an estate lawyer practicing in Ontario, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), in Japanese. This time, we will deliver it in an enhanced version, covering frequently asked questions. *The content will mainly focus on Ontario.

What is this session about?

Death is inevitable for everyone. While many hope for a sudden passing while still in good health, the reality in Canada is that approximately 90% of individuals experience a period of requiring long-term care before their death. A 2019 survey conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare also revealed that despite an average life expectancy in the 80s (81.41 for males and 87.45 for females in 2019), the “healthy life expectancy” – the duration during which individuals can live independently and in good health – is typically in the 70s (72.68 for males and 75.38 for females). In other words, many people go through a period of 10 years or so before death when they are unable to live independently due to health problems or the need for nursing care.

While you may be in good health now, have you considered who will make decisions regarding your finances, care, and living arrangements if you become incapacitated in the future? What are your wishes for after you pass away? In Ontario, there are essential documents to have in place for such circumstances. These documents can only be prepared while you are healthy, and their absence could lead to significant difficulties for both you and your loved ones. Take this opportunity to learn from a specialized lawyer.

In this enhanced version, we will cover frequently asked questions and deliver an upgraded seminar. If you have any questions, please let us know via the registration form up to one week before the event. We aim to address as many questions as possible, considering time constraints (please note that while we provide general legal information, we cannot offer personal legal advice). Additionally, if this is your first time attending this series, we strongly recommend watching the previous seminar to familiarize yourself with the basic information on POA and Will.

Whether you are a senior, a caregiver for seniors, or simply wish to prepare for a secure life in Canada, regardless of age, we encourage you to join us!

※This event will be conducted in Japanese only.

About our Guest Speaker

Presenter : Nozomi (Zoe) Smith, J.D., LL.M., CEA | Lawyer

                   Nakano Smith Law Group

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, May 20). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS / Momiji.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name. We’ll show you how to change the display name 5 minutes before the session start.

※Contact JSS/Momiji if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Marinel):416-261-6683 x.244 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the separate practice prior to the seminar date.

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