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A Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

This guide has information about the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) for workers, supervisors, employers, constructors, and workplace owners. It describes workplace parties’ rights and responsibilities in the workplace and answers the questions that are most commonly asked about the Act.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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

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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

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

The resources on this page deal with domestic violence when it extends outside the home and spills over into the workplace. Although they refer to British Columbia health and safety regulations and link to B.C.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

WorkSafeBC

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Poster, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Health and Safety

This section of the Ontario Ministry of Labour website has information about health and safety in the workplace. Topics covered are:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Newcomers Facing Labour Struggles

This comic book illustrates the types of law-related issues newcomers can face when trying to get, and keep, employment in Canada through four real-life scenarios. It is available in several languages, linked to below. To ask for print copies in any of the other languages, contact KEYS Job Centre, the producing organization.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Hindi, Kirundi, Mandarin, Spanish

Produced by:

KEYS Job Centre

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Ontario Ministry of Labour Videos and Photos

This section of the Ministry of Labour’s website has links to Employment Standards and Health and Safety videos and photos, as well as the Ministry’s Ontario at Work channels on YouTube.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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What is a Joint Health and Safety Committee?

This section of the Government of Canada’s Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website provides information on Joint Health and Safety Committees including roles, responsibilities, membership and the relevant laws related to them.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Workershelp.ca

This website has a toll-free phone number and a “get help” form for free assistance finding information on your employment rights. You can also browse the website to see how workers can ensure just treatment at work.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

CWA/SCA Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Workplace Safety

This section of the Government of Canada website has information about the rights and duties of employees and the responsibilities of employers with regard to workplace safety. There is also information about Occupational Health and Safety Compliance standards.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019