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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.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Child Protection and Family Law

This resource explains the role of child welfare agencies in Ontario. It describes the powers and duties of these agencies, often called Children’s Aid Societies (CAS), and how a child in need of protection may come to the attention of a CAS.

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

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

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Family Court and Beyond

Luke’s Place has prepared Family Court and Beyond, for women who are leaving abusive relationships and are involved in family court processes. It covers many topics, including:

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

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

Family Law Issues for Immigrant, Refugee and Non-Status Women

If you or your partner came to Canada from another country, you may face both family law and immigration challenges when your relationship ends. This resource covers these topics:

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

Family Law Topics in American Sign Language (ASL)

Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) has produced a number of Family Law videos in American Sign Language (ASL), including the following titles:

Available in:

American Sign Language (ASL)

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018