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Caregiving benefits and leave: What caregiving benefits offer

This section of the Government of Canada website covers: What caregiving benefits offer, Eligibility, How to apply, After you’ve applied, While receiving benefits, and Information for medical professionals.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Caregiving benefits and leave: What caregiving benefits offer

This resource answers questions about caregiving benefits and leave under Canada’s employment insurance program. There is information on eligibility, how to apply, after you’ve applied, and while receiving payments.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Changes to ODSP Tips for service providers to support people applying for or receiving ODSP

On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced changes to social assistance, including changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) disability definition and employment/training income earning exemptions.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Choose an immigration or citizenship representative

This Government of Canada website has tips about finding an immigration or citizenship representative, either paid or unpaid, and how to protect yourself from fraud.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The web site of Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information, application forms, and guides on topics such as:

  • Visiting, studying, and working temporarily in Canada
  • Immigrating to Canada
  • Making a refugee claim
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Applying for citizenship
  • Sponsoring family members
  • International adoption

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Community Sponsorship

This website has information for private sponsors of refugees has information for groups who are already sponsoring refugees or intend to do so. Topics include:

  • Who can sponsor?
  • Who can be sponsored?
  • The sponsorship process
  • Sponsorship application forms
  • Refugee forms
  • Settlement preparation
  • The first year and beyond

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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CPP disability benefits

This booklet provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability pension for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability pension, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Advocacy

This collection of webinars, case studies and advocacy handbook was produced by Community Law School and provides information on Ontario’s Compensation for Victims of Crime Act which is implemented and administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).  The materials cover the scope of the Act, factors to consider before applying, the application process and what to expect at

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Critical illness leave

Critical illness leave is unpaid job-protected leave of absence of up to 37 weeks in relation to a critically ill minor child, or 17 weeks in relation to a critically ill adult within a 52-week period.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Detailed information: Employment Insurance and Parental Benefits

This is information in question-and-answer form about EI maternity and parental benefits.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019