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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...

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Working with Your Lawyer: Advocacy Tips for Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Dealing with Family Law Issues

This information is for women with disabilities and deaf women who are dealing with the legal system. There is a booklet available in Braille, by order only, from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) website.

Available in:

English, American Sign Language (ASL)

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

You asked about cannabis, we answered

This section of the Government of Canada website answers these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Care homes – CLEO

A care home is a rented home that provides health care services, attendant care services, or help with daily living. This booklet explains how to tell if someone is a care home tenant and describes the rights of care home tenants. It covers topics such as information packages, tenancy agreements, rent, services, and evictions.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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CPP-D Appeal Guide | The Reconsideration Request

If your application for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits (CPP-D) has been denied, you have the right to appeal. This self-help guide is meant to help you with the first stage of the CPP-D appeal process: the reconsideration request. Contents include:

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Disability Alliance BC

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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CPP-D Application Guide

This guide is meant to help you understand how to apply for the Canada Pension Plan disability benefit (CPP-D). The guide reviews the eligibility rules for CPP-D and provides a step-by-step explanation of how to complete the application form. Contents include:

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Disability Alliance BC

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Child and Family Service Providers Serving People Living with HIV

This guide was written for child and family service providers who provide support and assistance to people living with or affected by HIV. It includes these sections:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Mental Illness, Criminal Offences, & Deportation

People with mental illness come into conflict with the law in disproportionate numbers. If they are not Canadian citizens, this can put them at risk of being removed from Canada. This publication is a resource for front-line workers helping clients with mental illness who may be at risk of removal because of their involvement with the criminal...

Available in:

English, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Recorded on April 20, 2017 - Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income".

Available in:

English

Produced by:

ODSP Action Coalition

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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ODSP and Arts Grants

Arts councils encourage artists who are Deaf or have a disability to apply for grants to develop their artistic projects. However, artists on ODSP worry about how this funding may affect their eligibility for, or the amount of ODSP benefits. This brochure explains the ODSP income rules and how various kinds of arts grants may be treated.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

ODSP Action Coalition

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017