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Guide – Human Rights and Education in Ontario – A general guide for students

This guide for students with disabilities, provides a basic understanding of some important laws that give them rights in the education system in Ontario. It includes information on: What is the Human Rights Code and Why Does it Matter to Me? How is disability defined? Who decides what my accommodations are? Does my school have […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Guide – Using Legal Services: A Guide for persons with disabilities in Ontario

This Guide from ARCH Disability Law Centre is intended for persons with disabilities who are seeking or receiving legal services and provides information on the right to accessible legal services in Ontario. It includes information on disability accommodations, where to find free legal advice and assistance, and provides tips on communicating with your lawyer or paralegal.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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RentSafe resources on mould for doctors and tenants

This set of resources, aimed at both tenants and family physicians, was designed to help tenants get support in dealing with mould in their housing. They include: a training podcast for family physicians on how to support patients dealing with mould in their homes a guide for tenants or patients living with mould, including tips […]

Available in:

English

Produced by:

RentSafe

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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What to do when someone dies

This section of the Government of Ontario website has answers to common questions about what to do, and what support is available, when a loved one dies in Ontario. Who to call first, organ and tissue donation, and getting a burial permit are among the topics covered.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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A Guide to the Social Security Tribunal

This Guide has been produced by Disability Alliance BC and the Community Legal Assistance Society. It is designed to help people who are representing themselves with Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) appeals to the Social Security Tribunal (the “Tribunal”). Representatives may also find the Guide helpful if they have clients with appeals before the Tribunal.

 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Accessibility laws

Ontario has laws to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. This website from The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and the Government of Ontario provides information on the standards you need to follow and reporting deadlines for complying with accessibility requirements.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Cannabis in Canada: Get the facts

This Government of Canada website has information on these topics:

  • What you need to know: What the law and the health effects mean for you, including information on medical access. Find educational resources on cannabis.

  • Cannabis and the border: Don’t travel with cannabis.

    Available in:

    English, Français

    Format:

    Web

    Produced/Updated In:

    2018

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Do I need private health insurance?

Newcomers to Ontario must wait three months before they can be covered by Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP). During this three-month waiting period, OHIP does not pay for the medical services of newcomers, but they can buy private health insurance to help pay for treatments during that time.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Health Care Professional’s Guide to Medical Reviews

This guide has information for licensed health care professionals who may be asked to provide medical information for a patient who is undergoing a medical review for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

The purpose of the guide is to:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Hot topics on JFCY: Cannabis

Questions about cannabis answered on the Justice for Children and Youth website:

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018