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Medical Use of Marijuana

This is Health Canada’s web page on the medical use of marijuana. It includes latest updates from Health Canada and the current status of medical marijuana laws. It describes the Marihuana Medical Access Program, explains how to apply for it and how to apply to become a licensed producer, and has information for law enforcement and medical practitioners.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

NewYouth.ca

Designed for young newcomers, this website provides settlement-related information. It is intended to give young newcomers a place to ask questions and receive information and referrals online from peers and professionals. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@newcomeryouth), and YouTube (newcomeryouth).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Registered Disability Savings Plan: Who can get one, how to get one and what are the advantages

This resource has information these topics:

  • What is a Disability defined by CRA
  • What is a RDSP
  • Getting Started
  • Who Can Open an RDSP
  • Benefits of a RDSP
  • Definitions

It also has a link to the RDSP Savings Calculator, which can help you figure out how much the money you contribute to an RDSP will grow over time.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Life*Spin

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Respecting Rights

Respecting Rights is a project of ARCH Disability Law Centre. This brochure describes three workshops presented by Respecting Rights: one for people labelled with intellectual disabilities, one for developmental services staff, and one for family members.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Review Process for Decisions on Eligibility, Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Developmental Services

If someone has been told they don’t qualify for Ministry-funded adult developmental services and supports, they can ask for a review of the decision. The purpose of this policy directive is to ensure that the process of reviewing a decision is fair and consistent across the province.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing A Tenant’s Guide

This guide from Smoke-free Housing Ontario is for tenants and contains information on laws and legal issues surrounding second hand smoke for residents of multi-unit dwellings.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Services and supports for people labelled with an intellectual disability

ARCH Disability Law Centre and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) have partnered to develop this factsheet for settlement and frontline workers. In question-and-answer form, the factsheet discusses services and supports that may be available through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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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What Is A Developmental Disability?

This web page has a short description of and video about developmental disabilities, how they may happen, and how they affect a person’s life. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Where Else to Go For Help (Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties)

This chart has referral information to sources of help for a variety of legal problems including where to get help with birth certificates, registering a complaint against various professionals, small claims court, debt problems, family law matters, business incorporation, income tax, powers of attorney, traffic offences, and many other legal issues.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018