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A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice

This resource is a guide for community workers on common legal and social problems faced by migrant sex workers. It provides legal information on the following legal topics in the context of migrant sex workers’ rights:

Criminal law
Immigration law and immigration status
Municipal law
Labour and employment

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Butterfly

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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

A Guidebook on Transitional Issues for Refugee Youth

These resources are a toolkit of legal information about common issues faced by refugee youth, and a set of short companion videos addressing some of the key legal topics. The toolkit and videos also provide information about sources for further legal information and advice. They address two major needs of recent refugee youth:

addressing the social isolation that most newcomers face when they immigrate to a new country
addressing the knowledge gap that they face in Canada due to the laws and regulations of Canada being different than that of the countries they are fleeing

The videos address the following topics in order of their listing below:

online safety for youth
loitering and its consequences
the Canadian immigration and refugee system
“persons in need of protection” under Canadian refugee law
arrest and detention in relation to refugee law
refugee protections claims and inadmissibility

Available in:

English, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Divorce Act Update – A webinar from Luke’s Place

Recorded on August 27, 2019 – Earlier this year, the federal government passed major amendments to the Divorce Act. This webinar explores those changes, especially as they relate to how arrangements for the children will be made, in the context of family violence. It will discuss the new language that replaces the terms custody and access,

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Webinar

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

Droit de la famille et violence conjugale en Ontario – Carnet d’accompagnement

Ce carnet d’accompagnement est un outil qui peut être utilisé dès le moment où une femme décide de quitter un conjoint violent, pendant le processus de la Cour de la famille et par la suite. Il s’agit de la version courte d’un document intitulé « Droit de la famille et violence conjugale – Guide de référence ».

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Droit de la famille et violence conjugale en Ontario – Guide de référence

Ce guide de référence s’adresse aux femmes qui veulent en savoir davantage sur le droit de la famille et sur la Cour de la famille alors que (1) vous vivez dans une relation de violence; (2) vous pensez sortir d’une relation de violence; (3) vous êtes déjà sortie d’une telle relation.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Family Law Resource List, Information & Tools to Support SRLs

This document provides links to information, resources tools to help people who have family law problems in Ontario.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

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.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019