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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

Credit counsellors and debt settlement companies offer to help people get out of debt and stop creditors from bothering them. This resource covers the differences between non-profit credit counsellors and debt settlement companies, how they work, the rules they must follow, and the legal rights of people who use their services.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This resource offers basic information about what being charged with a crime in Canada can mean for a person's immigration status. It explains what a removal order does and what can be done to protect one's status and stay in Canada.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)

Critically ill child care leave is unpaid job-protected leave of absence of up to 37 weeks within a 52-week period. This section of the Ministry of Labour website has information about eligibility, the length and timing of critically ill child care leave, rights during and at the end of a leave, and more.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

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

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

This is information about the benefits available to parents of critically ill children. 

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

This handbook is for any woman in Ontario who is being abused, or who has been abused, by her partner. 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.

It also has information on how abuse may affect a woman's immigration status, and a section that focuses on Indigenous women.

Available in:
English, français (français)

This resource offers basic information about sponsoring family members who are outside Canada to come and live here as permanent residents. It includes sections on who can be sponsored, the sponsor’s responsibilities, what can happen if sponsors cannot support the people they sponsored, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:
English, français (français)

Domestic or sexual violence leave is a job-protected leave of absence. It provides up to 10 days and 15 weeks in a calendar year of time off to be taken for specific purposes when an employee or an employee's child has experienced or been threatened with domestic or sexual violence. The first five days of leave taken in a calendar year are paid, and the rest are unpaid. Topics covered are:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Length of domestic or sexual violence leave
  3. Domestic or sexual violence leave pay
  4. Domestic or sexual violence pay – what is it and when is it payable?
  5. Calculating domestic or sexual violence pay
  6. If paid domestic or sexual violence leave pay is taken when an employee was scheduled to work on a public holiday
  7. Notice requirements: Advance notice
  8. Interaction among different leaves
  9. Evidence
  10. Rights during and at the end of domestic or sexual violence leave
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web