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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

Arrests, detentions and removals: Removal from Canada

This webpage from the Canada Border Services Agency has information on the three types of Removal Orders issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). These are Departure Orders, Exclusion Orders, and Deportation Orders.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Changes to Legal Aid Services and Coverage Post-Funding Cuts

The document covers changes to services and coverage provided by Legal Aid Ontario. The changes took effect in 2019.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Chronique juridique – édition Été 2019

L’édition de l’Été 2019 comprend les articles suivants: Une Clinique juridique – À quoi ça sert? Les endroits où vous ne pouvez pas fumer ou vapoter en Ontario Attention aux vendeurs de porte-à-porte – Entretien des chauffe-eau et fournaises Ombudsman Ontario et les Services en français Questions et Réponses (Justice pas à pas site web) […]

Available in:

Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Advocacy

This collection of webinars, case studies and advocacy handbook was produced by Community Law School and provides information on Ontario’s Compensation for Victims of Crime Act which is implemented and administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).  The materials cover the scope of the Act, factors to consider before applying, the application process and what to expect at

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is being eliminated as of September 30, 2019

This resource provides more information about changes to the criminal injuries compensation scheme in Ontario – the elimination of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, to be replaced by a new Victim Quick Response Program +.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Steps to Justice – Criminal Law

This section of CLEO’s Steps to Justice website features legal information questions, answers and next steps on police stops and searches, rights of an arrested person, alcohol and drug offences, bail, peace bonds, guilty pleas and sentencing, going to criminal court, and getting legal help in criminal law. Other credits Led by CLEO, Steps to Justice is a […]

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

webwise.ca – information about cyber sexual violence

This website draws on findings from the cyber self-defence research project to combat and counter the growing culture of cyber sexual violence. It is a collaboration between St. Stephen’s Community House, METRAC – Action on Violence and East Metro Youth Services. It Designed by young women for young women, the website focuses on gender-based violence, […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Bail

This LawFacts information sheet answers questions about bail, including What is bail? What happens at a bail hearing? Why would the police decide to bring someone to bail court? and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Being a surety

This LawFacts resource answers questions about being a surety, such as What is a surety?, Can I be a surety?, Will I have to speak in court if I want to be a surety?, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018