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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Cannabis in Canada

A backgrounder from Health Canada with facts and answers about legal cannabis in Canada. Note that the backgrounder was produced in June 2018 and has some references that are pre-legalization.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Health Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Working with Your Lawyer: Advocacy Tips for Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Dealing with Family Law Issues

This information is for women with disabilities and deaf women who are dealing with the legal system. There is a booklet available in Braille, by order only, from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) website.

Available in:

English, American Sign Language (ASL)

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

You asked about cannabis, we answered

This section of the Government of Canada website answers these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Recorded on April 20, 2017 - Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income".

Available in:

English

Produced by:

ODSP Action Coalition

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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ODSP and Arts Grants

Arts councils encourage artists who are Deaf or have a disability to apply for grants to develop their artistic projects. However, artists on ODSP worry about how this funding may affect their eligibility for, or the amount of ODSP benefits. This brochure explains the ODSP income rules and how various kinds of arts grants may be treated.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

ODSP Action Coalition

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Second-hand Smoke and the Law

This section of the City of Toronto website has information about: 

  • Smoke-free homes and cars
  • Smoke-free apartments, condos, and co-ops
  • Smoke-free laws in Toronto and Ontario, including public spaces, e-cigarettes, patios, schools, and more

Available in:

English

Produced by:

City of Toronto

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Using legal services: tips for persons with disabilities

This fact sheet gives information on:

  • Free legal advice and finding legal help
  • Disability accommodations
  • Communicating with your lawyer or paralegal

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Policy on drug and alcohol testing

The Ontario Human Rights Commission policy on drug and alcohol testing covers topics including:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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First Nations’ On-Reserve Source Water Protection: A Legal Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for anyone interested in protecting on-reserve sources of water from contamination. It looks at what source water is, who is responsible for water in First Nations communities, and how to set up a Source Water Protection Plan.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

How Bullying and Cyberbullying Affect People With Disabilities

Reach Canada presents its webinar focusing on how bullying and cyberbullying affects persons with disabilities. The webinar aims to foster legal awareness for persons with disabilities in the Ottawa region. It covers bullying in schools, Bill C-13, when to get police involved, the importance of documenting instances of bullying, and resources...

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Reach Canada

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2014