Resources - français

This section of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association web site includes information about the rule of law, the role of the courts, criminal and civil law, the source of our law, the structure of the courts, and courts and the constitution.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2006
Format:
Web

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.

Folder contents

  • 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.
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2006
Format:
Booklet/PDF

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.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2005
Format:
Web

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.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2005
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This pamphlet is written for children whose parents separate or divorce. It talks about the legal things that happen when parents divorce or separate. It includes questions and answers about access, custody, new partners, and money issues. There is a dictionary that defines legal terms.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2004
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This booklet explains the types of workers' compensation workers may be eligible for if they have a job-related injury or disease. The benefits workers can get depend on when they were injured.

Available in:
English, français (français)

This booklet explains the types of workers' compensation workers may be eligible for if they have a job-related injury or disease. The benefits workers can get depend on when they were injured.

Available in:
English, français (français)

This booklet explains how doctors and other health care professionals can help a worker with their workers' compensation claim. It describes who decides how to treat a worker's injury or disease, what the Board will pay for, and how workers can try to make sure they get the health care they need.

Available in:
English, français (français)

This booklet explains the types of workers' compensation workers may be eligible for if they have a job-related injury or disease. The benefits workers can get depend on when they were injured.

Available in:
English, français (français)

This guide gives information to service providers on the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA). It outlines the decisions about property and finances and the decisions about personal care that come under the SDA and the rules for how people give power of attorney for these areas of decision making.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2000
Format:
Booklet/PDF