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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

Draw The Line

“Draw The Line” is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. The campaign challenges common myths about sexual violence and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

What do you need? How to get help

This page on the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic website lists ways you can get help when you need it. It has information on clinic services, abuse, safety, your children, partner abuse, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse/incest, housing and money, immigration, forced marriage, charges for assault, and lawyers.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Ontario’s ILA Pilot Program

Recorded on May 25, 2017 – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews the pilot program that provides free independent legal advice (ILA), for survivors of recent and older cases of sexual assault.  This webinar covers who can get free legal advice and what questions a lawyer can help with.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review

In 2014, the Province of Ontario established the Independent Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. This is the report of the Independent Reviewer.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

NeedHelpNow.ca

Needhelpnow.ca is designed to provide information to youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers. The goal of the site is to provide teens with practical steps they can take to regain control over the situation.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Women and HIV

This is a series of four info sheets on the human rights of women living with or vulnerable to HIV in Canada. The titles are:

  1. Women in Prison, HIV and Hepatitis C. 
  2. Women and the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure.  (updated February 2017)
  3. Women, Sex Work and HIV. 
  4. Women and HIV Testing. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

After Bill S-7: Women and New Laws Affecting Marriage

Recorded on January 29, 2016  – Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, was passed last year. It makes changes to law affecting forced and underage marriage, and may have immigration effects for women in polygamous relationships.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Criminal Law – Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario website includes what happens in criminal court if you are an accused person, if you are a victim, if you are a witness, if you are a young person charged with a criminal offence, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Information for Victims

These publications produced by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) have information on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and provide tools and information for survivors of crime and those who support them. These publications include three booklets in a series entitled Are You a Victim of Crime?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016