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Moving Out of Care Homes

This article looks at these topics:

  • What legislation covers care homes
  • What a care home is
  • Tenancy agreements at care homes
  • Special rules about giving notice at care homes
  • What happens if a care home tenant dies

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Prevent identity theft online

This resource from Canada’s privacy commissioner tells you how to avoid identity theft online and on social networking websites.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Suspensions and Expulsions

This section of the School Advocacy Hamilton web site looks at reasons a student might be suspended or expelled, how the decisions to suspend or expel are made, and what recourse students and parents have.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Tenant Organizing Manual FMTA

This manual, intended to help people who wish to organize a group of tenants in their building, has information about setting up and running a tenant association, organizing meetings, fundraising, dealing with conflict, and finding help.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Young and Trying to Find a Place to Live? Discrimination is Against the Law

This brochure explains what the law says about age discrimination in rental housing. It describes the rights of renters with regard to age, income rules, landlord references and credit checks, employment history, disability, harassment, and children, and says what to do if a person experiences discrimination.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Guide to Tenant Rights

This brochure explains tenants’ rights related to leases and tenancy agreements, evictions, and repairs and maintenance. It includes information on guidelines for rent increases.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007

If you die without a will

This article describes some of the problems that can arise when a person dies without a will.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Rural Legal Services

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007

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Tenant Organizing Manual

This manual was developed to assist tenants to form self-help tenant associations and guide them through their organization and operations. There are sections on why tenants should organize, how to organize, and how to set up and manage a tenants’ association. There are also several sample documents, such as meeting minutes, agendas, by-laws, and a tenant maintenance questionnaire.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007

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The Tenant Survival Manual

This manual explains the Residential Tenancies Act and includes information on the Landlord and Tenant Board, moving in, rent, repairs and maintenance, privacy, ending a tenancy, and evictions. Topics covered apply to tenants across Ontario but many of the resources listed are available only in the City of Toronto.

Available in:

English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007

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Trying to Find a Place to Live? Discrimination – It’s Against the Law

This brochure explains what the law says about discrimination in rental housing. It describes the rights of renters with regard to sex and marital status, income rules, landlord references and credit checks, children, and harassment, and says what to do if a person experiences discrimination.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007