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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 the Residential Tenancies Act

The Residential Tenancies Act (the RTA) sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants who rent residential properties in Ontario. A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act provides a summary of this law and includes information about:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

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

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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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

After Arrest: Appearance Notices and Summons – a legal literacy activity

With the support of the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund, the Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., in cooperation with the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, has created a series of Legal Literacy Activities.
This legal literacy activity, one in a series on criminal procedure, covers post-arrest procedure, using readings and questions to engage adult learners.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

After Arrest: What is Bail? – a legal literacy activity

With the support of the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund, the Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., in cooperation with the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, has created a series of Legal Literacy Activities.
This legal literacy activity, one in a series on criminal procedure, covers bail procedures. It includes activities for adult learners on how to read information about this.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Appealing a Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) Decision to the Social Security Tribunal – a legal literacy activity

With the support of the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund, the Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., in cooperation with the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, has created a series of Legal Literacy Activities.
This legal literacy activity, one in a series on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), covers how to appeal a decision about CPP disability (CPPD) benefits to the Social Security Tribunal.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Applying for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Benefits: Locating Your Service Canada Office – a legal literacy activity

With the support of the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund, the Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., in cooperation with the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, has created a series of Legal Literacy Activities.
This legal literacy activity, one in a series on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), covers various aspects of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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ARCH Disability Law Centre

The web site of ARCH Disability Law Centre has legal information in the following areas: Attendant Care Services Education Law Legal Capacity Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019