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Living in a motel: Your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act

This pamphlet discusses when living in a motel room is covered by the Residential Tenancies Act and when it is not, what tenants can do if they are locked out of their room, and how they can defend against an eviction.

Note: Most of the information here applies to all of Ontario, but some references are specific to the Nipissing area.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act

The Residential Tenancies Act (the RTA) sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants who rent residential properties in Ontario. A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act provides a summary of this law and includes information about:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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

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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

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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Rights Bites podcasts and lesson plans

This podcast series for newcomers draws attention to some common legal problems that affect newcomer tenants and workers in Ontario, and gives information about legal rights. There is also a companion set of adult education for LINC and ESL instructors to help guide learners through the podcasts.
The podcasts are also available for download from the Mixcloud podcast platform.

Available in:

English

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Fighting an eviction

This booklet explains what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and what tenants can do if they get an eviction order from the Board. There is also contact information to get more information or legal help.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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I am being evicted because I did not do what I agreed to do. What should I do now?

This tip sheet explains how to ask the Board to set aside an ex parte order for eviction. Topics it covers are:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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I got an eviction order because I owe rent. If I pay, can I stop the Sheriff from coming?

This tip sheet explains what happens if you are to be evicted because you owe rent. It looks at what happens if you pay the rent on or before the termination date on the eviction notice, and what happens if you pay after the termination date but before the Sheriff comes. It also gives links to further information and help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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I think my order from the Landlord and Tenant Board is wrong. What should I do?

This tip sheet contains general information on how to ask the Board to review eviction orders. The information can also be used to ask the Board to review other types of orders.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018