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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

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Divorce Act Update – A webinar from Luke’s Place

Recorded on August 27, 2019 – Earlier this year, the federal government passed major amendments to the Divorce Act. This webinar explores those changes, especially as they relate to how arrangements for the children will be made, in the context of family violence. It will discuss the new language that replaces the terms custody and access,

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Family Law Resource List, Information & Tools to Support SRLs

This document provides links to information, resources tools to help people who have family law problems in Ontario.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Partner Abuse: How Can a Restraining Order Help?

Recorded on April 30, 2019 – Review or refresh what you know about Restraining Orders: when you can get one for a family abuse or violence situation in Ontario, and how they are similar and different from Peace Bonds.  This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, co-presented by METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer Malerie Rose of Rose

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice Daily Court Lists

This website publishes the daily court lists for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and the Ontario Court of Justice. The daily court lists include the case name, time, room number, and reason for the court appearance.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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The Family Law Limited Scope Services Project

The Family Law Limited Scope Services Project aims to improve access to family justice for middle and lower income Ontarians by increasing the use of limited scope services, also known as “unbundled” legal services, in family law.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Understanding the Best Interests of the Child Test

Updated in October 2019 – Custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test has a number of factors that judges are required to consider in making decisions about custody and access.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Adoption process

This website has information about the process of adoption in Ontario, including:

  • Public adoption
  • Private adoption
  • International adoption, and
  • Adopting a stepchild and kinship adoption

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018