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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

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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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

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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

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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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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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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Know Your Rights – legal information handbooks

Know Your Rights is a series of plain-language, public legal information handbooks to empower Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted, and Deafblind to better understand their rights, navigate the legal system, and self-advocate to challenge discrimination. These resources were produced by the Canadian Association for the Blind (CNIB) Foundation with the support of The Law Foundation of Ontario.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

CNIB Foundation

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Braille, DAISY

Produced/Updated In:

2019