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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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A Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

This guide has information about the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) for workers, supervisors, employers, constructors, and workplace owners. It describes workplace parties’ rights and responsibilities in the workplace and answers the questions that are most commonly asked about the Act.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

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 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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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?

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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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

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Know Your Rights – public education videos

Know Your Rights is a series of public legal information video case studies 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 videos were produced by the Canadian Association for the Blind (CNIB) Foundation with the support of The Law Foundation of Ontario.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

CNIB Foundation

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Your Rights at Work: An Action Guide for Fair Employment

This booklet explains how workers can protect and assert their rights and what to do if their rights are violated. Topics covered include starting a new job, wages, hours of work, leaves and time off, injuries at work, termination, discrimination and harassment, and more.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Workers' Action Centre

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Canadian Legal Information Booklet – Korean translations of CLEO resources

Love Toronto Korean-Canadian Community Center is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to helping Korean immigrants in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Available in:

Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018