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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 on the topic of bullying.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Reach Canada

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2014

HIV disclosure: a legal guide for gay men in Canada

The guide offers information about HIV disclosure and Canadian criminal law. It also has information about disclosure and other areas of the law, such as public health, privacy, employment, travel, and immigration. It provides resources and contacts for more information.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women

This publication focuses on four forms of violence: domestic violence, femicide (honour based violence), forced marriage, and female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM/FGC) in Canada and internationally. It looks at existing legal practices, policies, and community initiatives to combat these forms of violence, and gives suggestions for steps forward.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

As a Victim of Sexual Assault, What Can You Do?

This blog post creates a scenario in which a young woman is being sexually harassed by her teacher. It discusses what she can do about it, what her legal rights are, what Criminal Code offenses are involved, and what consent means. It lists organizations that young people can turn to for help.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Cyber-bullying

A post on the Justice for Children and Youth blog concerns the use of phones, the internet, and other technologies by bullies to mock, intimidate, or terrorize their victims. It looks at the social consequences for victims and the legal consequences for bullies.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Fact Sheet: Common Criminal Charges in VAW Cases

This fact sheet contains plain language explanations of criminal charges commonly used in cases of violence against women: assault, assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, criminal harassment, forcible confinement, sexual assault, and uttering threats.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Guide for Accused Persons in Criminal Trials

This Guide from the Ontario Court of Justice provides accused persons with  general information about criminal trials. 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse – It can be stopped

This resource helps define and identify partner violence and abuse, the common causes of partner abuse, and what people can do to stop abuse from happening.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Introduction to Criminal Law in a Violence Against Women Context

This webinar is designed for community workers who support women who have experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or criminal harassment, and are involved with the criminal court system.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Is spanking legal in Canada?

This resource has general information about the law on physical punishment in Canada. It includes phone numbers and websites where children and parents may go for further help.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012