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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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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

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

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Living with HIV – Know Your Rights 7: Disclosure in school and daycare

Number 7 in a series of brochures that address the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts. Questions include: When do I need to disclose my child’s status to a school or daycare? If I tell someone at school or daycare that my child has HIV, do they have to keep it confidential?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014