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This resource is a tool for low-income people to maintain personal records and keep important government correspondence in order. Created by the Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell, the kit contains envelopes for organizing documents a client may need when dealing with legal matters related to income, rent, utilities, taxes, and other expenses. Tip sheets and brochures advise the client of their legal rights and give instructions on managing finances and keeping records. The folders were developed as supports for clients to take to appointments with officials and service providers. This kit can serve as a template and be customized to meet the needs of clients in communities across Ontario.
The kit includes:
Outside folder: A double pocket duo tang folder holds the materials. The front of the folder is labelled "Personal Documents" and the back is labelled "Produit par/Produced by Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell" and the clinic address.
- Envelopes - Large envelopes (8.5" X 11" size) are provided for storing invoices, receipts, statements, or letters. Separate envelopes are provided for housing documents (such as leases, rent receipts, and utilities payments), social assistance or pension documents, and other documents (such as credit card invoices and payments or car payments). Logos representing the organizations that generate the documents are printed on the fronts of the envelopes to assist people with low literacy or limited language skills to add their documents to the appropriate envelopes.
- Tip sheet - The "Things to Do" sheet explains where to put documents in the kit along with some general points on things to do and things to avoid in managing personal financial affairs.
- Referral list This is a list of community and government services and local food banks with directions on how to access their services.
- Other kit materials: A note pad, a pen, and a selection of other brochures and forms that may be useful to the client are included.
Court and enforcement fees help pay for court services provided to the public. Fees are required to start a civil or small claims court proceeding or certain types of family law cases. There are also fees for other steps, such as filing documents and scheduling a hearing. For people who cannot afford to pay court or enforcement fees, this guide explains how to make a fee waiver request. Topics include which fees can be waived, and when and how a fee waiver request can be made. Sample forms with instructions are provided along with a list of terms and definitions.
This publication offers a general description of the Canadian justice system. It explains what the law is, why laws are needed, and where Canada's legal system comes from. It includes a section on the role of the public in ensuring that the law works properly and that justice is done.
This document provides employers, employees, and unions with an overview of the duty to accommodate requirement and explains employee and employer rights and responsibilities.
This fact sheet contains general information for parents and guardians of children who are in trouble with the law. It covers topics such as the need to obtain professional legal advice, getting a lawyer, the child as a client, what to do at the police station, understanding the possible consequences, custody and detention, youth records, how to take part in the process, extrajudicial measures, court-based or judicial measures, and how you can help your child.
This resource explains what young people should know if they have a youth record. In question and answer form, it covers topics such as how soon a record will be destroyed, who has access to youth records, travel outside Canada, effect on employment, and pardons. It also explains what happens to a youth record according to the type of consequence or sentence given and the type of offence committed.
This information sheet describes how long-term disability (LTD) benefits contracts may provide income security for people unable to work due to disability. There is information on how these contracts may act as barriers to income security for people living with HIV/AIDS.
This fact sheet on Ontario's child protection system describes the provincial agencies that are responsible for children's welfare, the kinds of maltreatment that require intervention, and what happens when child maltreatment is reported. It explains federal and provincial child welfare legislation, as well as the unique status of Aboriginal children.
This web site has resources and activities for older children and youth to learn about the justice system, going to court, being a witness, and how the court works. The site features an interactive tour of the courtroom with learning activities about the roles of various court officers; tips for witnesses before, during, and after court; and information about how the justice process works.
Prepared for employees, this resource explains what discrimination and harassment are, how to recognise discrimination, and what employees can do about harassment. Details are provided on the various prohibited grounds of discrimination and the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA).