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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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A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act

The Residential Tenancies Act (the RTA) sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants who rent residential properties in Ontario. A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act provides a summary of this law and includes information about:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

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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Bed Bugs and Pesticides – Information for Tenants in Ontario

This fact sheet contains legal information about the rights and responsibilities of tenants in Ontario who have bedbug infestations. It also provides information on different types of treatments and pesticides used to deal with bedbugs.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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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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Information for Landlords

This document describes resources for landlords in Ontario who are looking for information on the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. It describes Ontario-wide agencies and organizations where landlords can go for more information, but contact information is primarily for residents of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington counties.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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RentSafe resources on mould for doctors and tenants

This set of resources, aimed at both tenants and family physicians, was designed to help tenants get support in dealing with mould in their housing. They include: a training podcast for family physicians on how to support patients dealing with mould in their homes a guide for tenants or patients living with mould, including tips […]

Available in:

English

Produced by:

RentSafe

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Information About Applications for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline

Under certain circumstances a landlord can apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board for a rent increase that is above the guideline amount.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Information for New Tenants

Landlords must provide the information in this resource to new tenants on or before the tenancy begins. Topics include the role of the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), rights and responsibilities of landlords, and rights and responsibilities of tenants.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, 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