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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The web site of Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information, application forms, and guides on topics such as:

  • Visiting, studying, and working temporarily in Canada
  • Immigrating to Canada
  • Making a refugee claim
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Applying for citizenship
  • Sponsoring family members
  • International...

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Community Sponsorship

This website has information for private sponsors of refugees has information for groups who are already sponsoring refugees or intend to do so. Topics include:

  • Who can sponsor?
  • Who can be sponsored?
  • The sponsorship process
  • Sponsorship application forms
  • Refugee forms
  • Settlement preparation
  • The first year and beyond

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Completion of the Employment Insurance (EI) Regular Benefits Job Search Form – a legal literacy activity

With the support of the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund, the Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., in cooperation with the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, has created a series of Legal Literacy Activities.

This legal literacy activity, one in a series on Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, covers how to fill in a...

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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CPP disability benefits

This booklet provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability pension for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability pension, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Advocacy

This collection of webinars, case studies and advocacy handbook was produced by Community Law School and provides information on Ontario's Compensation for Victims of Crime Act which is implemented and administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).  The materials cover the scope of the Act, factors to consider before...

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is being eliminated as of September 30, 2019

This resource provides more information about changes to the criminal injuries compensation scheme in Ontario - the elimination of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, to be replaced by a new Victim Quick Response Program +.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Critical illness leave

Critical illness leave is unpaid job-protected leave of absence of up to 37 weeks in relation to a critically ill minor child, or 17 weeks in relation to a critically ill adult within a 52-week period.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Detailed information: Employment Insurance and Parental Benefits

This is information in question-and-answer form about EI maternity and parental benefits.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Diversion Before and After a Youth is Charged with a Crime – a legal literacy activity

With the support of the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund, the Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., in cooperation with the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, has created a series of Legal Literacy Activities.

This legal literacy activity, one in a series on youth criminal justice issues, provides information about...

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Divorce Act Update – A webinar from Luke’s Place

Recorded on August 27, 2019 - Earlier this year, the federal government passed major amendments to the Divorce Act. This webinar explores those changes, especially as they relate to how arrangements for the children will be made, in the context of family violence. It will discuss the new language that replaces the terms custody and access, the...

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019