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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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ARCH Disability Law Centre

The web site of ARCH Disability Law Centre has legal information in the following areas: Attendant Care Services Education Law Legal Capacity Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Mental Illness, Criminal Offences, & Deportation

People with mental illness come into conflict with the law in disproportionate numbers. If they are not Canadian citizens, this can put them at risk of being removed from Canada. This publication is a resource for front-line workers helping clients with mental illness who may be at risk of removal because of their involvement with the criminal justice system.

Format:

Booklet/PDF, 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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Tips on providing accessible legal services for persons with disabilities

This is a resource for legal service providers. It gives information on:

  • Initial contact with your office
  • Scheduling appointments
  • In the office
  • Capacity and decisions
  • Confirming mutual  understanding
  • Documents and signatures 

The resource also gives information on some accommodations for specific disabilities.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Becoming a Guardian of Property

This resource gives information for people who want to apply to be appointed as a guardian of property for an incapable person. In question and answer format, it explains the difference between a guardian of property and an attorney under a continuing power of attorney, how to apply for guardianship, what authority and obligations guardians have, and fees guardians are allowed to charge.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Continuing Power of Attorney for Property

This booklet explains what a continuing power of attorney for property is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include: how to make a continuing power of attorney for property; when an attorney can make decisions; what kind of decisions they can make; and where to get forms, legal information, and help.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Duties and Powers of a Guardian of Property

The purpose of this information bulletin is to help a person who has been appointed as the guardian of property of an incapable person. It explains what this important role involves, what things the guardian is allowed to do and what steps must be taken by the guardian to meet his or her obligations to the incapable person.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability

The Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) protects people in Ontario with disabilities from discrimination and harassment under the ground of “disability.”  This document from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on ableism and discrimination based on disability provides practical guidance on the legal rights and responsibilities set out in the Code as they relate to the ground of di

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Mental Health Works – Employee Resources

The Employees section of this web site has information about how to deal with mental health issues in the workplace. It covers mental health accommodations, how to explain a mental health problem to co-workers, and more.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Mental Health Works

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015