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Canadian Environmental Law Association

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has information on CELA’s law reform priorities and public legal education activities in these areas:

  • Access to Environmental Justice
  • Water Sustainability
  • Pollution and Health
  • Green Energy
  • Planning and Sustainability
  • Acting Globally

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Fact Sheet – What is the new Accessible Canada Act (ACA)?

This fact sheet answers questions about new federal accessibility legislation passed in 2019. The legislation aims to achieve a barrier free Canada by 2040 by identifying, addressing, and preventing barriers. The resource is linked to below in HTML and PDF formats. There is also an RTF version that you can access by visiting the producing […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Accessibility laws

Ontario has laws to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. This website from The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and the Government of Ontario provides information on the standards you need to follow and reporting deadlines for complying with accessibility requirements.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Cannabis in Canada: Get the facts

This Government of Canada website has information on these topics:

  • What you need to know: What the law and the health effects mean for you, including information on medical access. Find educational resources on cannabis.

  • Cannabis and the border: Don’t travel with cannabis.

    Available in:

    English, Français

    Format:

    Web

    Produced/Updated In:

    2018

Hot topics on JFCY: Cannabis

Questions about cannabis answered on the Justice for Children and Youth website:

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Medical Use of Marijuana

This is Health Canada’s web page on the medical use of marijuana. It includes latest updates from Health Canada and the current status of medical marijuana laws. It describes the Marihuana Medical Access Program, explains how to apply for it and how to apply to become a licensed producer, and has information for law enforcement and medical practitioners.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Respecting Rights

Respecting Rights is a project of ARCH Disability Law Centre. This brochure describes three workshops presented by Respecting Rights: one for people labelled with intellectual disabilities, one for developmental services staff, and one for family members.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Review Process for Decisions on Eligibility, Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Developmental Services

If someone has been told they don’t qualify for Ministry-funded adult developmental services and supports, they can ask for a review of the decision. The purpose of this policy directive is to ensure that the process of reviewing a decision is fair and consistent across the province.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing A Tenant’s Guide

This guide from Smoke-free Housing Ontario is for tenants and contains information on laws and legal issues surrounding second hand smoke for residents of multi-unit dwellings.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Cannabis in Canada

A backgrounder from Health Canada with facts and answers about legal cannabis in Canada. Note that the backgrounder was produced in June 2018 and has some references that are pre-legalization.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Health Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018