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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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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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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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Guide – Human Rights and Education in Ontario – A general guide for students

This guide for students with disabilities, provides a basic understanding of some important laws that give them rights in the education system in Ontario. It includes information on: What is the Human Rights Code and Why Does it Matter to Me? How is disability defined? Who decides what my accommodations are? Does my school have […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Guide – Using Legal Services: A Guide for persons with disabilities in Ontario

This Guide from ARCH Disability Law Centre is intended for persons with disabilities who are seeking or receiving legal services and provides information on the right to accessible legal services in Ontario. It includes information on disability accommodations, where to find free legal advice and assistance, and provides tips on communicating with your lawyer or paralegal.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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What to do when someone dies

This section of the Government of Ontario website has answers to common questions about what to do, and what support is available, when a loved one dies in Ontario. Who to call first, organ and tissue donation, and getting a burial permit are among the topics covered.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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A Guide to the Social Security Tribunal

This Guide has been produced by Disability Alliance BC and the Community Legal Assistance Society. It is designed to help people who are representing themselves with Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) appeals to the Social Security Tribunal (the “Tribunal”). Representatives may also find the Guide helpful if they have clients with appeals before the Tribunal.

 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018