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A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice

This resource is a guide for community workers on common legal and social problems faced by migrant sex workers. It provides legal information on the following legal topics in the context of migrant sex workers’ rights:

Criminal law
Immigration law and immigration status
Municipal law
Labour and employment

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Butterfly

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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

webwise.ca – information about cyber sexual violence

This website draws on findings from the cyber self-defence research project to combat and counter the growing culture of cyber sexual violence. It is a collaboration between St. Stephen’s Community House, METRAC – Action on Violence and East Metro Youth Services. It Designed by young women for young women, the website focuses on gender-based violence,

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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

Parole – The Next Step of the Journey

Canadian Families and Corrections Network has created a resource to explain the parole process for those who are incarcerated and for those who support them. It looks at what parole is, what parole eligibility is, how an inside person applies for parole, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Victims and the parole process

This section of the Government of Canada website has information about who is a victim of crime, information available to victims, how to register as a victim, how to participate in the parole process as a victim, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Parole Board of Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Part of the Learn Law series, this information sheet explains how victims of violent crime – for example, victims of assault, criminal harassment, child abuse, domestic violence, etc. – may be able to apply for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Have You Been a Victim of Crime? What’s Next…

This handbook includes information about victims’ rights, places to go for help, and the criminal justice system. It describes how to get help quickly and what financial compensation is available for crime victims. There is also a glossary and contact information for supports and services.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Justice System

This section of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association web site includes information about the rule of law, the role of the courts, criminal and civil law, the source of our law, the structure of the courts, and courts and the constitution.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017