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Your Right to Complain to a Children’s Aid Society Or Indigenous Society

This page on the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website provides information on what to do if you have a question or concern about services from a children's aid society (society), including how to start a formal complaint to a society's Internal Complaints Review Panel (ICRP).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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An Introduction to Family Law in Ontario

This resource identifies the main issues that can come up when relationships end. It includes information about marriage and divorce, living together, and domestic contracts, and explains how decisions can be made through agreement, mediation, court, or arbitration.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Spanish, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

CBA Child Rights Toolkit

The CBA Child Rights Toolkit has been developed to improve children's access to justice in Canada. It is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to implement a child-rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Do you know a woman who is being abused? A legal rights handbook

This handbook is for any woman in Ontario who is being abused, or who has been abused, by her partner. It includes information on making a safety plan, preparing to leave, the criminal process and trial, a woman's rights under family law, protection orders, and legal and community resources in Ontario.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review

In 2014, the Province of Ontario established the Independent Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. This is the report of the Independent Reviewer.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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The Office of the Children’s Lawyer

This web page describes what the Office of the Children's Lawyer does, with links to further information, documents, and forms.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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A Guide to Procedures in Family Court

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General web site has information about procedures in family courts in Ontario. It explains what a family law matter is, how to find the right court for a case, and how to find further help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Has children’s aid contacted you?

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has created a client-geared factsheet meant to be used by clinics and community agencies to build awareness about LAO's services. It includes topics such as, What is children's aid? When does children's aid become involved with a family? What are my rights? Why call LAO?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Can a woman’s family court case have an impact on her immigration matter?

One of a series of FAQs from Luke's Place, this resource describes the ways a woman's family court case can affect her immigration matter.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Office of the Children’s Lawyer Frequently Asked Questions

This resource presents questions and answers on all aspects of the Office of the Children's Lawyer, including what the Office does, how to get the Office involved in a court case, and how the court process works. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015