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A Guide to Attendant Services in Ontario

This guide provides answers questions to frequently asked questions about “attendant services” or personal support services available to in Ontario. These services, mostly governed by the Home Care and Community Services Act provide attendants to persons with disabilities if they need supports to live independently in their community. The resource is linked to below in […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, RTF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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

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

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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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ARCH Disability Law Centre

The web site of ARCH Disability Law Centre has legal information in the following areas: Attendant Care Services Education Law Legal Capacity Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Bed Bugs and Pesticides – Information for Tenants in Ontario

This fact sheet contains legal information about the rights and responsibilities of tenants in Ontario who have bedbug infestations. It also provides information on different types of treatments and pesticides used to deal with bedbugs.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Canadian Environmental Law Association

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has information on CELA’s law reform priorities and public legal education activities in these areas:

  • Access to Environmental Justice
  • Water Sustainability
  • Pollution and Health
  • Green Energy
  • Planning and Sustainability
  • Acting Globally

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Changes to ODSP Tips for service providers to support people applying for or receiving ODSP

On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced changes to social assistance, including changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) disability definition and employment/training income earning exemptions.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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CPP disability benefits

This booklet provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability pension for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability pension, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Fact Sheet – What is the new Accessible Canada Act (ACA)?

This fact sheet answers questions about new federal accessibility legislation passed in 2019. The legislation aims to achieve a barrier free Canada by 2040 by identifying, addressing, and preventing barriers. The resource is linked to below in HTML and PDF formats. There is also an RTF version that you can access by visiting the producing […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019