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This section of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website has information about the Ontario Child Benefit (OCB), a benefit for low-income families payable by the provincial government. 

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English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
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Booklet/PDF

Starting April 30, 2018, landlords of most private residential rental units – from individual landlords to property management companies – must use the the standard lease template for all new leases.

Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities remain the same under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA).

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English, français (français)
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2018
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Web

Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates are being increased on July 31, 2018. The Income Security Advocacy Centre has created created a rates sheet to let people on social assistance, and people who work with them, know what these increases mean.

The new rates sheet shows the new Basic Needs and Maximum Shelter rates for different family types, as well as the old rates. The rates sheet also shows the Ontario Child Benefit amounts, for people who have children.

In addition, the rates sheet gives some notes about how some rates and benefits work, important information about increases being made to other benefits available inside OW and ODSP, and links to information about benefits available outside OW and ODSP.

The increases come into effect on OW and ODSP cheques and direct deposits received at the end of September.

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English, français (français)
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2018
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Web

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their children after separation or divorce. This interactive tool will give you some options to develop a personalized parenting plan. 

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English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

Canadian Families and Corrections Network has created a resource to explain the parole process for those who are incarcerated and for those who support them. Contents include:

  • What is parole?
  • What is parole eligibility?
  • How does an inside person apply for parole?
  • How can I help an inside person prepare for parole?
  • Types of hearings
  • Who can attend the parole hearing?
  • About victims and parole hearings
  • The parole hearing
  • How does the Parole Board make their decision?
  • What happens when an inside person is granted or denied parole?

There are also lists of contacts, resources, forms, and videos.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This booklet describes the Participation Agreement that must be made by people who need financial assistance from Ontario Works (OW). It explains what sorts of activities can be part of an Agreement and what happens when a person cannot do what they agreed to. It also includes sections on community placements and how to appeal if assistance is refused, cut off, or reduced.

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English, français (français)

This Law Facts resource from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) answers these questions:

  • What is a peace bond hearing?
  • What is a peace bond?
  • When do people typically enter into peace bonds?
  • Do you have to deposit money if you agree to a peace bond?
  • What will happen if a person who is on a peace bond breaks one or more of the conditions?
  • What happens in court if an accused wants to agree to a peace bond so that the Crown will withdraw the charge(s)?
  • When should an accused agree to enter into a peace bond?
  • Is agreeing to a peace bond the same thing as pleading guilty?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

This fact sheet from the Department of Justice Canada covers these topics:

  • What is a peace bond?
  • Who can get a peace bond?
  • What conditions can be in a peace bond?
  • What happens if a defendant disobeys a peace bond?
  • How to get a peace bond without the assistance of the police
  • How to get a peace bond with the assistance of police
  • Possible Conditions in a Peace Bond
  • Where is more information available?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

The physical presence calculator is for permanent residents applying for grant citizenship under subsection 5(1). It is found on the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

You can use the calculator to find out if you have been physically present in Canada long enough to be eligible for citizenship. If you have, the calculator will tell you that you are eligible to apply. If you have not, it will tell you when you will be eligible to apply.

This online calculator is the preferred method to calculate your physical presence in Canada.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

This is a list of the nine public holidays observed in Ontario and the rules about how employees are paid for these holidays and the kind of work eligible for the public holiday entitlement. Note that this resource is updated to reflect the law as of Jan 1, 2018.

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English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web