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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

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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? 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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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

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Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit

This toolkit produced by the 519 Legal Clinic is part of an education program aimed at challenging transphobia and fostering environments that are inclusive of gender identity and gender expression.

People who identify as trans often experience barriers to accessing necessary services due to discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity and gender expression.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Produced by:

The 519 Legal Clinic

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Poster, Presentation materials

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Do I need a guarantor or co-signer?

A guarantor or co-signer is someone who agrees to pay your rent for you in case you are not able to pay. This Settlement.org page explains that landlords are legally allowed to ask about your income and credit as well as landlord references, and it has links to websites with more information.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Do you know what your rights are? Human rights at work fact sheet

This fact sheet has information about how human rights are protected in Canada, who is covered by human rights laws, what human rights have to do with work, what workplace discrimination and harassment are, how to make a complaint, what the duty to accommodate is, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018