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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.

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Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability

The Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) protects people in Ontario with disabilities from discrimination and harassment under the ground of “disability.”  This document from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on ableism and discrimination based on disability provides practical guidance on the legal rights and responsibilities set out in the Code as they relate to the ground of di

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Abuse of people with disabilities

This booklet is for people with disabilities and offers tips on what you can do if you are being abused. It looks at what abuse is, types of abuse against people with disabilities, such as psychological, financial, physical, sexual, and home takeovers, and how to get help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2009

Abuse of People with Disabilities – People’s Law School

This information sheet presents an overview of abuse, describes indicators of abuse, and suggests ways in which you can support people with disabilities who may experience abuse.

Note: Most of the information in this resource applies to all of Canada, but some, such as referrals, is relevant only to British Columbia.

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English

Produced by:

People's Law School

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008