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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 […]

Available in:

English, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF

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

Family Centered Conferencing (FCC)

This section of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto website provides information on Family Centered Conferencing (FCC) which is described as a process for families to come together with their support persons, community service providers and CAS worker.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)

This brochure from the George Hull Centre for Children and Families, describes Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) which is a decision-making process that involves parents, relatives and friends, Children’s Aid Society (CAS) workers and managers, a child’s lawyer, and other service providers to make a plan to help individuals and their families meet the concerns of the CAS. 

Available in:

English, Français, Ojibwa

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General: Family Law

This is the Family Law section of the Attorney General’s website. It has information and links to these Family Law topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers: a discussion

Recorded on March 12, 2018 (1 hour and 15 minutes) – In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer, Malerie Rose from Rose Family Law, discuss how the term “Parental Alienation” has come up in Ontario family courts, and some issues mothers in child custody disputes should be aware of.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2018