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Special Education in Ontario: A guide for students and caregivers

This guide, published by Justice and Children for Youth, is intended to help students, caregivers, and support workers information to help them navigate the special education system in Ontario. Topics covered include:

  • introduction to special education
  • the Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC)
  • appealing a...

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2021

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Living in a motel: Your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act

This pamphlet discusses when living in a motel room is covered by the Residential Tenancies Act and when it is not, what tenants can do if they are locked out of their room, and how they can defend against an eviction.

Note: Most of the information here applies to all of Ontario, but some references are specific to the Nipissing area.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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OW and ODSP Rates and the OCB 2020 / Les taux d’OT, du POSPH et de la POE 2020

Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates were increased in 2020. The Income Security Advocacy Centre has created a rates sheet to let people on social assistance, and people who work with them, know what these increases mean. The rates sheets on this webpage are available to download in English or French.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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 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

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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

Arrests, detentions and removals: Removal from Canada

This webpage from the Canada Border Services Agency has information on the three types of Removal Orders issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). These are Departure Orders, Exclusion Orders, and Deportation Orders.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Before You Sign

This set of resources addresses common legal problems faced by newcomers to Canada. They come in podcast and print (transcript of podcast) formats in ten languages: Arabic, English, French, Karen, Khmer, Low German, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, and Urdu. The resources cover the following topics:

  • custody and access
  • fraud
  • rights of...

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Kmer/Cambodian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, Urdu

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits

This section of the Service Canada web site has information for people who want to apply for a Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit, those who want to appeal a decision, those who are already receiving a benefit, and those who are helping someone get their benefit, including health care professionals. There are also links to further...

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension

This page of the Service Canada website is the main government source of information about the Canada Pension Plan, with links to topics such as how to apply, payment dates, and pension sharing.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019