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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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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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Health Care Professional’s Guide to Medical Reviews

This guide has information for licensed health care professionals who may be asked to provide medical information for a patient who is undergoing a medical review for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

The purpose of the guide is to:

Available in:

English, Français

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

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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Services and supports for people labelled with an intellectual disability

ARCH Disability Law Centre and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) have partnered to develop this factsheet for settlement and frontline workers. In question-and-answer form, the factsheet discusses services and supports that may be available through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Where Else to Go For Help (Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties)

This chart has referral information to sources of help for a variety of legal problems including where to get help with birth certificates, registering a complaint against various professionals, small claims court, debt problems, family law matters, business incorporation, income tax, powers of attorney, traffic offences, and many other legal issues.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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The Capacity Assessment Office: Questions and Answers

This web page has information on the Capacity Assessment Office operated by the Ministry of the Attorney General. It describes the circumstances in which a capacity assessor’s services are used and how capacity is assessed. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

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