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Are you Francophone? Accessing legal resources in French

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has links to these topics on its website:

  • Language rights – Rights guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • LAO policies on French Language Services
  • Finding LAO and related services for Francophones

There is also a link to Francophone legal advice telephone lines.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Family Law Information Program

The Family Law Information Program (FLIP) is a resource designed for adults in Ontario whose relationship with their spouse or partner is breaking down. FLIP provides legal and practical information on topics such as child custody, support payments, property settlements, and shared parenting.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Finding Help with your Family Law Problem

This is information about finding help with the legal issues related to family breakdown. It has sections on how to find a family law lawyer, how to pay for a family law lawyer, and where to get legal information if you do not have a lawyer. 

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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French Language Services

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website aims to inform the Francophone population of its rights to French language services in Ontario’s justice sector.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Getting legal help: A Directory of Community Legal Clinics in Ontario

This booklet explains the legal services that Legal Aid Ontario provides to people with low incomes. It includes a directory of the community legal clinics and specialty legal clinics in Ontario.

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

NewYouth.ca

Designed for young newcomers, this website provides settlement-related information. It is intended to give young newcomers a place to ask questions and receive information and referrals online from peers and professionals. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@newcomeryouth), and YouTube (newcomeryouth).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

What do you need? How to get help

This page on the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic website lists ways you can get help when you need it. It has information on clinic services, abuse, safety, your children, partner abuse, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse/incest, housing and money, immigration, forced marriage, charges for assault, and lawyers.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Am I eligible for a legal aid certificate?

Certificates are one of a range of services that Legal Aid Ontario provides for its clients. This information from the Legal Aid of Ontario website covers these topics:

  • What’s a legal aid certificate?
  • Does your legal problem qualify?
  • Does your income qualify?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Getting help from Legal Aid Ontario

If you are a low-income person, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) may be able to provide you with legal assistance. Usually this means that you have little or no money left after paying for basic things like food and housing. This information from the Legal Aid Ontario website covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Street Law Smarts

Street Law Smarts fact sheets are intended to assist staff working at agencies serving street youth to help young people with their legal problems. Fact sheet topics include Where to Get Legal Help, Evidence Tips, Leaving Home, Ontario Works & ODSP, Shelters, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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