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Partner Abuse: How Can a Restraining Order Help?

Recorded on April 30, 2019 – Review or refresh what you know about Restraining Orders: when you can get one for a family abuse or violence situation in Ontario, and how they are similar and different from Peace Bonds.  This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, co-presented by METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer Malerie Rose of Rose

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Steps to Justice – Abuse and Family Violence

Steps to Justice is a website that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal and Family Law

This booklet deals with stalking, assault, and sexual assault. It explains that these kinds of abuse are against the law in Canada and describes how the law can help women who experience this kind of abuse. There is information on restraining orders, exclusive possession of the family home, terms of release, and peace bonds.

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, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Justice Ontario

The Justice Ontario website has information on topics such as finding a lawyer, tickets and fines, lawsuits and disputes, family and criminal law, human rights, and wills and estates. A toll-free number gives access to legal information in over 170 languages.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Peace bonds

This Law Facts resource from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) answers these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Peace Bonds Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the Department of Justice Canada covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Do you know a woman who is being abused? A legal rights handbook

This handbook is for any woman in Ontario who is being abused, or who has been abused, by her partner. It includes information on making a safety plan, preparing to leave, the criminal process and trial, a woman’s rights under family law, protection orders, and legal and community resources in Ontario.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

After Bill S-7: Women and New Laws Affecting Marriage

Recorded on January 29, 2016  – Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, was passed last year. It makes changes to law affecting forced and underage marriage, and may have immigration effects for women in polygamous relationships.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Peace Bonds

This resource explains what peace bonds are and how they are issued. It includes the limits of peace bonds, what must be proved to get a peace bond, and how they are different from restraining orders.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Protection Orders – Part 2: A Basic Guide to Restraining Orders

If you are afraid that your partner or former partner will hurt you or your children, you can ask a family court for a restraining order. A restraining order is one type of protection order. Protection orders are decisions by a judge that put restrictions on someone’s behaviour.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016