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Second-hand Smoke and the Law

This section of the City of Toronto website has information about: 

  • Smoke-free homes and cars
  • Smoke-free apartments, condos, and co-ops
  • Smoke-free laws in Toronto and Ontario, including public spaces, e-cigarettes, patios, schools, and more

Available in:

English

Produced by:

City of Toronto

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Street Law Smarts

Street Law Smarts fact sheets are intended to assist staff working at agencies serving street youth to help young people with their legal problems. Fact sheet topics include Where to Get Legal Help, Evidence Tips, Leaving Home, Ontario Works & ODSP, Shelters, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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The Capacity Assessment Office: Questions and Answers

This web page has information on the Capacity Assessment Office operated by the Ministry of the Attorney General. It describes the circumstances in which a capacity assessor's services are used and how capacity is assessed. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Tips on providing accessible legal services for persons with disabilities

This is a resource for legal service providers. It gives information on:

  • Initial contact with your office
  • Scheduling appointments
  • In the office
  • Capacity and decisions
  • Confirming mutual  understanding
  • Documents and signatures 
The resource also gives information on some accommodations for specific...

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Using legal services: tips for persons with disabilities

This fact sheet gives information on:

  • Free legal advice and finding legal help
  • Disability accommodations
  • Communicating with your lawyer or paralegal

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Women and HIV

This is a series of four info sheets on the human rights of women living with or vulnerable to HIV in Canada. The titles are:

  • Women in Prison, HIV and Hepatitis C. 
  • Women and the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure.  (updated February 2017)
  • Women, Sex Work and HIV. 
  • Women and HIV Testing. 
  • Available in:

    English, Français

    Format:

    Web

    Produced/Updated In:

    2017

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    Becoming a Guardian of Property

    This resource gives information for people who want to apply to be appointed as a guardian of property for an incapable person. In question and answer format, it explains the difference between a guardian of property and an attorney under a continuing power of attorney, how to apply for guardianship, what authority and obligations guardians have,...

    Available in:

    English, Français

    Format:

    Booklet/PDF

    Produced/Updated In:

    2016

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    Changes in HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

    HALCO HIV & AIDS legal clinic Ontario has produced a fact sheet and poster providing information  about changes to HIV testing and reporting in Ontario that came into effect in June 2016.

    Available in:

    English

    Format:

    Booklet/PDF

    Produced/Updated In:

    2016

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    Continuing Power of Attorney for Property

    This booklet explains what a continuing power of attorney for property is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include: how to make a continuing power of attorney for property; when an attorney can make decisions; what kind of decisions they can make; and where to get forms, legal information, and help.

    Available in:

    English, Français

    Format:

    Booklet/PDF

    Produced/Updated In:

    2016

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    OHIP: Health Card

    This publication tells you when you will need to visit a ServiceOntario Centre because of OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan):

    Available in:

    English, Français

    Format:

    Booklet/PDF, Web

    Produced/Updated In:

    2016