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Know Your Rights Launchpad for Tenants

This set of interactive resources produced through a collaboration between the Social Planning Council of Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic covers several topics of interest for tenants. These include:

  • general rights as a tenant, with issues such as moving in, privacy, and moving out
  • information about the eviction...

Available in:

English

Produced/Updated In:

Undated

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How to negotiate a repayment plan with your landlord

This one-page tip sheet on repayment plans suggests what to do if your landlord is pressuring you into signing one and you cannot pay.

Available in:

English

Produced/Updated In:

2022

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John Howard Society Learning Hub

An online platform for frontline workers serving justice-involved people in Ontario with skills-based training, resources on housing, income assistance, employment and accessing legal aid and a referral map.

 

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2022

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Navigating Virtual LTB Hearings

The online hearing process can be intimidating and overwhelming for tenants. In this Lunch and Learn we demystify the online hearing process and share what to expect and how to support your clients so that they can participate as fully as possible. We discuss how to access Tenant Duty Counsel and mediation services online and options for how to...

Available in:

English

Format:

Presentation materials, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2022

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Toolkit for Housing Service Providers: Housing Laws and Rights in Ontario

This webpage summarizes Ontario rental housing laws, rules and responsibilities, including laws governing social and Rent-Geared-to-Income housing. Sections include:


  • Knowing the law
  • Landlords’ responsibilities
  • Following the rules
  • Implementing the right to housing

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2022

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Understanding and Preventing the Eviction Process

Many tenants vacate their rental units upon receiving a Notice of Termination when in fact this is just the first step in the eviction process. In this Lunch and Learn we provide a brief overview of the eviction process and examine common errors in eviction notices. This webinar provides community workers with information they need to help...

Available in:

English

Format:

Presentation materials, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2022

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What to expect at a phone or videoconference hearing

This one-page tip sheet included five important things to consider during your remote hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), and what to do if you are not able to attend the hearing.

Available in:

English

Produced/Updated In:

2022

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Legal Information for Everyone: The LIFE Podcast

This podcast series, produced by the Social and Research Planning Council of Hamilton, explores issues related to:

  • family law and legal systems
  • housing law and legal systems
  • child protection
  • education law

The six episodes of the series feature interviews with lawyers, paralegals, and community workers in the...

Available in:

English

Format:

Audio

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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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