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Starting January 2017, important changes are being made to the way Ontario's social assistance programs treat child support payments, which will affect the advice you give to family law clients. This fact sheet answers these questions:

  • What changes are being made to the way that child support is treated in Ontario for recipients of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)?
  • When will the changes take effect?
  • Will retroactive child support also be exempt?
  • Will parents still have to pursue child support in order to receive social assistance?
  • How does this change affect the calculation of child support?
  • How does this change affect spousal support?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

Important changes are being made to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rules around child support. If you are a parent on OW or ODSP who is getting or should be getting child support, this fact sheet has information for you about these changes. It answers these questions:

  • What changes are being made?
  • When do these changes start?
  • My child's other parent owes me money for child support. Will I be able to keep all that money once I get it?
  • Will I still have to pursue child support in order to receive social assistance?
  • Will I have to report child support money that I get?
  • Do these changes also apply to spousal support?
  • The Family Responsibility Office has been collecting child and/or spousal support for me and paying that money to the Ministry. What will happen now?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

By law, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) "In Case of Injury" poster (Form 82) must be prominently displayed in every workplace covered by the WSIB. This page tells you how to get one of these posters.

Note: Versions of this resource in many other languages are provided on the webpage by Google Translate.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web

This Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) document provides information on:

  • Registering an objection to a WSIB decision
  • The Appeal Readiness Form
  • Oral Hearings and Hearings in Writing
  • Written authorization and representatives
  • Employer appeals
  • Disagreeing with an Appeals Resolution Officer decision

Note: Versions of this resource in many other languages are provided by Google Translate. Go to the Employer Appeals page and click on Other Languages in the top right corner to choose your language. Then scroll down to the pdf of the Guide in your language.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF
The goal of this guide is to help you understand the steps in a family case at the Superior Court of Justice, including the Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice (Family Court).
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This resource identifies the main issues that can come up when relationships end. It includes information about marriage and divorce, living together, and domestic contracts, and explains how decisions can be made through agreement, mediation, court, or arbitration.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Spanish (español), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

Présenté le 13 septembre, 2016 - Certains de vos clients seraient éligibles pour recevoir une indemnisation dans le cadre du recours collectif, Clegg c. Ontario. Le recours collectif implique douze institutions, gérées par la province ontarienne, et les préjudices subis par les personnes vivant dans un ou plus d'un des douze institutions. Ces institutions sont souvent reconnues comme des institutions aux fins de l'annexe 1 parce qu'elles étaient gérées en vertu de l'annexe de l'ancienne Loi sur les services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle et d'autres lois antérieures. La poursuite est maintenant réglée et les anciens résidents peuvent maintenant remplir un formulaire de réclamation afin d'obtenir une indemnisation, mais il y a des dates limites pour compléter certains éléments du processus de la demande. Le webinaire, présenté par ARCH Disability Law Centre, nous donne un aperçu de ceux qui sont éligibles à une indemnisation, les étapes dans le processus de la demande, l'obtention des dossiers des établissements, ainsi que plusieurs autres renseignements touchant sur le formulaire de réclamation.

This webinar is available in English at:
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/can-your-client-make-claim-compensation-under-schedule-1-class-action-settlement

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Webinar

This section of the Ministry of Community and Social Services website explains when and how to appeal a decision about your case. It has a link to the appeal form you'll need, and provides phone numbers you can use to get help.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web

This overview of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits answers these questions:

  • What benefits does the WSIB pay?
  • Who qualifies for benefits?
  • What is income replacement insurance?
  • When do loss of earnings (LOE) payments apply?
  • Does the LOE benefit always stay the same?

Note: Versions of this resource in many other languages are provided on the webpage by Google Translate.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web

Recorded on July 13, 2016 - Some of your clients may be able to make claims under the settlement of this class action lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario.  The lawsuit dealt with abuse of people who lived at twelve institutions operated by the province of Ontario. These are often referred to as Schedule 1 institutions, because they were designated to provide services to persons with disabilities under Schedule 1 of the former Developmental Services Act, or predecessor legislation. The Developmental Services Act has been replaced by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.

The lawsuit recently settled and former residents can now claim compensation, but there are timelines for completing various steps in the process. This webinar, presented by ARCH Disability Law Centre, gives an overview of who might be affected, what steps are involved in the claims process, and where and how to access assistance for clients who wish to make claims.

**Note: This claims process is similar to that used for settlements related to three other Schedule 1 facilities, the Huronia, Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centre class actions. However some key aspects are different.

Please note that ARCH is assisting persons with disabilities with the claims process. Please check ARCH’s website for information on how you can book an appointment for a person who may be eligible to make a claim. Since the recording of this webinar, we have confirmed that institutional file request can also be made by email to: cate.parker@ontario.ca

Please note: This webinar is available in French at: 
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/can-your-client-make-claim-compensation-under-schedule-1-class-action-settlement

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video