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This booklet is for immigrant and refugee women who are experiencing abuse in a relationship or in a family. It discusses Canadian law, what people's rights are, and what kind of help is available.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Online Help Centre is designed to answer questions about moving to Canada. It features several ways of finding information: You can search by keyword, by topic question and answer, and by what you wish to do in Canada, such as work, study, immigrate, visit, etc. There is also a section with the top 10 questions, and a glossary.
The Long-Term Care Action Line is a service to hear concerns and complaints from persons receiving service from Long-Term Care Homes and Community Care Access Centres (CCAC). The Action Line offers service in English and French. A fact sheet is available in 19 languages.
Under new rules introduced in 2012, there is a period of two years during which the permanent residence of a sponsored person is conditional on their remaining in a conjugal relationship and cohabitating with their sponsor. If they don't fulfill these conditions, their permanent residence could be revoked, and they could be deported. An important exception to the condition is provided for cases of abuse or neglect. This document is meant to help frontline workers understand the implications of this rule and the abuse exception for their clients, especially for newcomer women in abusive situations.
The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services has produced short videos with tips on topics such as collection agencies, water heater rentals, car repairs, funerals and burials, home improvements, gym memberships, and more.
This handbook provides information on many legal issues faced by women who are abused by their partners. It includes information on making a safety plan, preparing to leave, the criminal process and trial, a woman's rights under family law, protection orders, and legal and community resources in Ontario.
Reviewed for accuracy by experienced lawyers in the violence against women sector, this guide offers practical information on issues in family, criminal and other areas of law that women in abusive relationships often face.
Updated to reflect the changes to immigration laws and to give more information about how women can protect themselves, contents of the new edition include:
- Preparing to leave: safety planning, where to go
- The criminal process: possible charges, the arrest, bail hearings
- The criminal trial: court procedure, sentencing
- Protecting yourself: restraining orders, exclusive possession, peace bonds
- Rights under family law: children's aid societies, custody, support
- Next steps: finances, social assistance, working
The handbook also includes updated referral information for community and legal organizations that work with women experiencing abuse.
The Ministry of Consumer Services has a website that describes popular employment schemes such as "Job Training – Job Guaranteed," phoney employment agencies, bogus business opportunities, "Make Big Profits Working at Home," etc. It also lists "Tips To Help You Avoid Employment Scams," and provides a link to "Who To Talk To If You Think You've Been Scammed."
This booklet explains what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and what tenants can do if they get an eviction order from the Board. There is also contact information to get more information or legal help.
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.
This booklet explains the legal services that Legal Aid Ontario provides to people with low incomes. It includes a directory of the community legal clinics and specialty legal clinics in Ontario.