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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

The resources on this page deal with domestic violence when it extends outside the home and spills over into the workplace. Although they refer to British Columbia health and safety regulations and link to B.C.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

WorkSafeBC

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Poster, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Partner Abuse: How Can a Restraining Order Help?

Recorded on April 30, 2019 – Review or refresh what you know about Restraining Orders: when you can get one for a family abuse or violence situation in Ontario, and how they are similar and different from Peace Bonds.  This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, co-presented by METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer Malerie Rose of Rose

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Steps to Justice – Abuse and Family Violence

Steps to Justice is a website that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Assistance abroad: Child abduction and custody issues

This Government of Canada website covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Children’s aid: Information for parents

This resource offers information to help parents who are dealing with child protection agencies. It outlines when an agency might contact a family, how to respond if contacted, what the agency might do, what to do if the agency takes a child away, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Children’s Aid & Child Protection

This section of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) website provides information on the role of Children’s Aid in child protection in Ontario. They have sub-sections on topics such as “What is Child Abuse?” and “How to Report Abuse?”.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Complain about services of a children’s aid society – CFSRB

This section of the Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB) website provides information on how to complain about the services of a children’s aid society in Ontario including how to file a complaint with the CFSRB and the hearing process.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Criminal and Family Law

This booklet deals with stalking, assault, and sexual assault. It explains that these kinds of abuse are against the law in Canada and describes how the law can help women who experience this kind of abuse. There is information on restraining orders, exclusive possession of the family home, terms of release, and peace bonds.

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime

This booklet describes the different types of elder abuse, the signs and symptoms of elder abuse, why it happens and why it is seldom reported. It also includes information on how to get help and support, and lists resources available in communities across Ontario.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018