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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law

This resource explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. There are sections describing negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. 

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Are you Francophone? Accessing legal resources in French

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has links to these topics on its website:

  • Language rights – Rights guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • LAO policies on French Language Services
  • Finding LAO and related services for Francophones

There is also a link to Francophone legal advice telephone lines.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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As an Ontario Works client: How to appeal a decision about your case

This website explains when and how to appeal a decision about your case. It has a link to the appeal form you’ll need, and provides phone numbers you can use to get help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Canadian Legal Information Booklet – Korean translations of CLEO resources

Love Toronto Korean-Canadian Community Center is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to helping Korean immigrants in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Available in:

Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

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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Civil Language Rights Tip Sheet

This tip sheet is part of the Seamless Access to Justice in French Pilot Project final report and has information on these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Complain about services of a children’s aid society – CFSRB

This section of the Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB) website provides information on how to complain about the services of a children’s aid society in Ontario including how to file a complaint with the CFSRB and the hearing process.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Complaining about a lawyer or paralegal

This section of the Law Society of Upper Canada web site explains how to make a complaint about a lawyer or a paralegal. Its Frequently Asked Questions section describes how the complaint process works and what types of complaints the society handles. It supplies a complaint form and has information about a compensation fund.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Diversion

This LawFacts information sheet answers questions about diversion programs, which generally involve an accused person doing something outside of court in order to have charges stayed or withdrawn by the Crown. It looks at who decides whether a case is eligible for diversion, how do you know if you’ve been offered diversion, should you take diversion or not? and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Electronic Devices Privacy Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights at the Border

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has re-launched an online guide about privacy rights related to electronic devices – such as laptops, cellphones, and tablets – at the border. It’s aimed at people crossing the border into Canada or departing for the U.S. through preclearance areas in Canada.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018