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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Administrative Justice Support Network

A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. There is information on Special Education, School Expulsions, Landlord & Tenant, CCAC Appeals, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Information for Landlords

This document describes resources for landlords in Ontario who are looking for information on the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. It describes Ontario-wide agencies and organizations where landlords can go for more information, but contact information is primarily for residents of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington counties.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Do I need a guarantor or co-signer?

A guarantor or co-signer is someone who agrees to pay your rent for you in case you are not able to pay. This Settlement.org page explains that landlords are legally allowed to ask about your income and credit as well as landlord references, and it has links to websites with more information.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Landlord Learning Videos

The video series offers information to Ontario’s small-scale landlord community on a variety of topics and issues. They cover topics such as smoking, second suites, finding a tenant, ending a tenancy, eviction, bedbugs, and more.

The videos were produced by Landlord’s Self-Help Centre with funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario.

Available in:

English

Format:

Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

NewYouth.ca

Designed for young newcomers, this website provides settlement-related information. It is intended to give young newcomers a place to ask questions and receive information and referrals online from peers and professionals. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@newcomeryouth), and YouTube (newcomeryouth).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Renting a place to live

This resource offers basic information to tenants about how much rent a landlord can charge, deposits and payments a tenant might have to make before moving in, and other rules landlords and tenants must follow. There is also information about discrimination, moving out, taking legal action if a landlord breaks the rules, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What can I do at the Landlord and Tenant Board to protect my human rights?

This tip sheet from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) explains how the Ontario Human Rights Code protects your right to equal treatment and equal access to rental housing.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What can I do at the Landlord and Tenant Board to protect my human rights?

This tip sheet contains general information on what you can do to protect your human rights in the area of housing.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What tenants need to know about the law

This resource gives an overview of some of the most important aspects of the Residential Tenancies Act. Topics covered include rent increases, deposits and other charges, repairs and maintenance, discrimination, privacy, moving out, and eviction.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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