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Mental Health Works – Employee Resources

The Employees section of this web site has information about how to deal with mental health issues in the workplace. It covers mental health accommodations, how to explain a mental health problem to co-workers, and more.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Mental Health Works

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Agricultural Stream

This guide is for people in the Agricultural Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It's meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Caregiver Stream

This guide is for people in the Caregiver Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It's meant to help workers learn about their rights, services available to them in Ontario, employment, housing, health, everyday life, and work permits. 

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Migrant Worker Guide – Low and High Skilled Streams

This guide is for people in the Low and High Skilled Streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It's meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) Stream

This guide is for people in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It's meant to help workers learn about their rights, what services are available to them in Ontario, employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Sexual harassment in employment (fact sheet)

This Ontario Human Rights Commission resource defines sexual harassment and lists examples. It describes how the Human Rights Code is applied in employment, gives possible scenarios, and explains how employers operating in Ontario have a legal duty to take steps to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions

The policy explains the rights afforded to those dealing with mental health issues, offers examples of human rights violations on the basis of mental illness or addiction, and suggests practical advice on how to deal with such situations.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Removing the ‘Canadian experience’ barrier

Some employers ask people applying for jobs if they have "Canadian experience." That can make it harder for people new to Canada to find work. This brochure explains how the Ontario Human Rights Code looks at this issue, what questions employers can ask, "legitimate" job requirements, and how organizations can make sure they don't create barriers...

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Focus on Accommodation

The Spring 2013 issue of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre newsletter looks at accommodation in employment, housing, and services. It covers what "accommodation" means, how to get the accommodation you need, and gives examples of accommodation in employment, housing, and services.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Guide to your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code

The Guide to your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code gives a basic overview of Parts I and II of the Ontario Human Rights Code, and offers explanations about these parts of the Code. It uses examples to show how the Code would apply in different situations.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013