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A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice

This resource is a guide for community workers on common legal and social problems faced by migrant sex workers. It provides legal information on the following legal topics in the context of migrant sex workers’ rights:

Criminal law
Immigration law and immigration status
Municipal law
Labour and employment

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Butterfly

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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 social isolation that most newcomers face when they immigrate to a new country
addressing the knowledge gap that they face in Canada due to the laws and regulations of Canada being different than that of the countries they are fleeing

The videos address the following topics in order of their listing below:

online safety for youth
loitering and its consequences
the Canadian immigration and refugee system
“persons in need of protection” under Canadian refugee law
arrest and detention in relation to refugee law
refugee protections claims and inadmissibility

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

Before You Sign

This set of resources addresses common legal problems faced by newcomers to Canada. They come in podcast and print (transcript of podcast) formats in ten languages: Arabic, English, French, Karen, Khmer, Low German, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, and Urdu. The resources cover the following topics:

custody and access
fraud
rights of employees on termination
eviction
Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program benefits

The PDF below is a workbook created for community workers who wish to learn how to better help clients with legal problems.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Kmer/Cambodian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, Urdu

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

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)
Articles in the Summer 2019 issue include (in French only):

A Legal Clinic – What is it for?

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,

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