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Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit

This toolkit produced by the 519 Legal Clinic is part of an education program aimed at challenging transphobia and fostering environments that are inclusive of gender identity and gender expression.

People who identify as trans often experience barriers to accessing necessary services due to discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity and gender expression.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Produced by:

The 519 Legal Clinic

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Poster, Presentation materials

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Do I need a guarantor or co-signer?

A guarantor or co-signer is someone who agrees to pay your rent for you in case you are not able to pay. This Settlement.org page explains that landlords are legally allowed to ask about your income and credit as well as landlord references, and it has links to websites with more information.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Do you know what your rights are? Human rights at work fact sheet

This fact sheet has information about how human rights are protected in Canada, who is covered by human rights laws, what human rights have to do with work, what workplace discrimination and harassment are, how to make a complaint, what the duty to accommodate is, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

French Language Services and Family Law

This section of the FLEW/FODF website describes family law services offered in French in Ontario.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Government services in French

This section of the Office of Francophone Affairs’ website gives an overview of the Ontario French Language Services Act, which establishes the right of Ontarians to receive government services in French.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Human Rights 101

This module provides a basic course on rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code. It discusses what you should know about human rights and discrimination, what your rights and responsibilities are under the Code, and how to apply the Code. The module takes about 30 minutes and you are able to get a certificate of completion of the module.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Indigenous Peoples in Ontario and the Ontario Human Rights Code (brochure)

This brochure describes how Indigenous Peoples are protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code. It includes these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Justice Ontario

The Justice Ontario website has information on topics such as finding a lawyer, tickets and fines, lawsuits and disputes, family and criminal law, human rights, and wills and estates. A toll-free number gives access to legal information in over 170 languages.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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OHRC policy position on sexualized and gender-specific dress codes

This section of the Ontario Human Rights Commission website explains the OHRC position on dress codes for employers and employees. It also includes links to these OHRC publications:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Ontario Bar Association Videos

This series of online videos from the Ontario Bar Association were developed with the goal of raising awareness and understanding of the justice system in Ontario Topics include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018