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Fact Sheet: Marriage

This fact sheet explains the rules about marriage in Ontario. It answers questions about how to get married, how old a person must be, who can marry whom, marriage to more than one person, and foreign marriages.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Property Division

This fact sheet outlines the basic principles for dividing property when a relationship ends. It has information on both marriage and common-law relationships.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Spousal Support

This fact sheet contains basic information on spousal support. It applies to both married and common-law partners.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fix it or pay me: How to file a Tenant’s Rights Application

This is a PowerPoint presentation of a seminar on filing an application to enforce a tenant’s rights. It covers:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Presentation materials

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Human Rights at Work 2008 – Third Edition

This handbook is meant to help employers and staff comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code at all stages of employment. It includes a description of the Code, principles and concepts the Code is based on, grounds of discrimination, who has responsibility for human rights at work, who is protected at work, and how to create a workplace that complies with the Code.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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In Brief: Making a New Law

Designed for grade 10 to 12 students and their teachers, this resource describes the process used to create new laws at the federal and provincial levels.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

In Brief: Restorative Justice in the Criminal Context

Designed for grade 10 to 12 students and their teachers, this resource explains the basic principles of restorative justice, which include the goals of restoring the losses suffered by victims of crime and reintegrating wrongdoers into the community.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Information for an Accused Conducting a Self-Represented Trial

This article in the Fall 2008 issue of the Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Newsletter has information to help people representing themselves at a trial to comply with trial procedures. Topics include the charges, the role of the judge, the plea, the Crown’s case, witnesses, options for a defence, judgment, and sentence.

Available in:

English, Ojibwa

Format:

Newsletter

Produced/Updated In:

2008

Mandatory and Dual Charging wallet card

Over the years, Ontario has tried many different ways to improve the legal response to domestic violence against women, including the introduction of a mandatory charging policy for police to use in domestic violence cases. METRAC has developed a set of wallet cards for women experiencing domestic violence who may come into contact with the legal system.

Available in:

English, Vietnamese

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Migrant Workers and Workers’ Compensation: What You Should Know

This booklet has information for migrant and seasonal workers about how they are covered by Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits while working in Ontario. It answers questions about what workers’ compensation benefits are, what kind of injuries should be reported to WSIB, when coverage begins, and what to do when injured.

Available in:

English, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008