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A Guide to Voting in Ontario’s Provincial Election

This resource answers questions about voting in Ontario provincial elections. Prepared for newcomers, it explains who can vote, how to get on the voters list, what issues provincial governments make decisions about, what the role of the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is, and where and when to vote.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

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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Guide – Using Legal Services: A Guide for persons with disabilities in Ontario

This Guide from ARCH Disability Law Centre is intended for persons with disabilities who are seeking or receiving legal services and provides information on the right to accessible legal services in Ontario. It includes information on disability accommodations, where to find free legal advice and assistance, and provides tips on communicating with your lawyer or paralegal.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Should I get help with my immigration application from an immigration consultant or lawyer?

This resource has information for newcomers who are thinking about using a consultant or lawyer to represent them or to help with an immigration application. It discusses paid and unpaid consultants and what to look for in a consultant.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

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

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Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice Daily Court Lists

This website publishes the daily court lists for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and the Ontario Court of Justice. The daily court lists include the case name, time, room number, and reason for the court appearance.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Advising your clients about access to legal services in French

This brochure for lawyers and paralegals addressses these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law

This resource explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. There are sections describing negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. 

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Are you Francophone? Accessing legal resources in French

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has links to these topics on its website:

  • Language rights – Rights guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • LAO policies on French Language Services
  • Finding LAO and related services for Francophones

There is also a link to Francophone legal advice telephone lines.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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As an Ontario Works client: How to appeal a decision about your case

This website explains when and how to appeal a decision about your case. It has a link to the appeal form you’ll need, and provides phone numbers you can use to get help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018