Resources - français

This guide was designed for judges, justices of the peace, prosecutors, police, witness coordinators, victim service workers, shelter staff, and educators. It discusses principles of helping children and teenagers testify in court and how they apply in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Topics covered include providing victim support and the needs of witnesses with diagnosed or suspected fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Although written for use in Canada's North, people in other parts of Canada may find the information relevant.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2009
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This brochure has information about obtaining a Jewish divorce (Get) in Ontario. It describes the differences between a Canadian divorce and a Jewish divorce and explains why Jewish women need both. There is also information on what a woman can do if her husband refuses to grant her a Get.

Available in:
English, français (français), Hebrew (עִבְרִית), Russian (русский ), Spanish (español), Yiddish (ייִדיש)
Produced In:
2009
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This brochure explains why it is important for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people to identify themselves as Aboriginal to their lawyers so their lawyers can explore the areas of law that deal with Aboriginal circumstances or rights. It discusses how Canadian law treats Aboriginal people, particularly with regard to the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and Child and Family Services Act, as well as other considerations a lawyer may need to take into account.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2009
Format:
Booklet/PDF

These seven handbooks are designed to help prosecutors, victim-support workers, judges, and others understand and meet the needs of children who testify in court. They cover issues related to child testimony, testifying outside the courtroom (e.g., via CCTV), witness screens, video-recorded evidence, designated support persons, hearsay evidence and children, and children and teenagers who testify in domestic violence cases.

The titles of the seven handbooks are:
Overview of Issues Related to Child Testimony
Testimony Outside the Courtroom
Witness Screens
Video-recorded Evidence
Designated Support Person
Hearsay Evidence and Children
Children and Teenagers Testifying in Domestic Violence Cases

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2007
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This pamphlet provides an overview, in French, of what tenants need to know about the new Residential Tenancies Act. It covers the topics listed below.

Ce dépliant fournit aux locataires des informations sur la nouvelle Loi sur la location à usage d'habitation. On y trouvent des informations sur les sujets suivant: À qui s'applique la Loi sur la location à usage d'habitation; le contrat de location; les règles relatives au loyer; les dépôts de garantie; les réparations et entretien; l'éviction; la vie privée; et les animaux de compagnie.

Available in:
français (français)
Produced In:
2007
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This page on the RCMP website describes stalking, explains what to do and what not to do if you or someone you know is being stalked, and gives information on what is known about stalking in Canada.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2007
Format:
Web

This resource, designed for newcomer families of the Muslim faith, highlights how Islamic teachings on the topic of violence against women, and Canadian and Ontario laws on that topic, are in harmony. It includes a statement by two London imams that describes the Islamic perspective on domestic violence. There is also discussion of some legal issues related to family violence. The pamphlet includes referrals, contacts, and links to assistance and information across Ontario.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Bosnian (Bosnian), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2007
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This brochure explains tenants' rights related to leases and tenancy agreements, evictions, and repairs and maintenance. It includes information on guidelines for rent increases.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Dari (دری ), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Gujarati (ગુજરાતી), Hindi (हिन्दी ), Italian (Italiana), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어/조선말), Portuguese (português ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)
Produced In:
2007
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This guide explains how someone can make a claim as an heir when a person dies without a will and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee is estate trustee. There is information about how an estate is distributed, how to prove you are an heir, and how to find an estate trustee.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2007
Format:
Web

This brochure looks at the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) rules about the maintenance and repair of rental properties. It includes information on landlord responsibilities, remedies available to tenants, tenant responsibilities, and remedies available to landlords. 

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2007
Format:
Booklet/PDF