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On this Government of Ontario website, you can learn how to request information about an adoption you were involved in. It's free. Some of the topics covered:
- Adoptions in Ontario
- Born in Ontario
- Born outside Ontario
- What kind of information you can get: Identifying, and non-identifying
- Privacy and contact preferences
When parents separate or divorce, they have to put in place a parenting plan covering where the children will live, how much time the children will spend with each parent, and who will make major decisions about raising the children. This booklet discusses different custody and access arrangements, how to get help to work out a parenting plan, and how judges and arbitrators make these decisions if the parents cannot agree. The booklet closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.
Survivors of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace and in other specific social settings (for example, in schools, at your doctor’s office, on campus) have the right to protection under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. This is in addition to participating in a criminal process, or, as an alternative to a civil lawsuit. Claims of sexual harassment can be filed directly at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. If you want to pursue a claim, you can obtain free legal services from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.
This resource talks about how spouses who live together must qualify for social assistance as a couple. It explains how Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program decide whether two adults who live together are spouses. Topics include applying while living with someone, being on assistance when someone moves in, living separately from a spouse, and being accused of living with someone.
This website publishes the daily court lists for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and the Ontario Court of Justice. The daily court lists include the case name, time, room number, and reason for the court appearance.
This graphic shows how an Ontario Superior Court courtroom is laid out and the location of the people who are involved in courtroom activities, such as the judge, lawyers, accused, jury, and the public.
If you are eligible, have completed all of your sentences, and it is past the waiting period, you can apply for a record suspension. Each of the steps here provides links and instructions.
On June 10, 2016, the Protecting Employees' Tips Act, 2015 will come into force amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to create rules around the handling of tips and other gratuities in the workplace.
This guideline has been prepared to provide general information regarding the ESA rules with respect to the handling of tips and other gratuities in the workplace. For more information visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour's Tips and Other Gratuities page (Ontario.ca/tipsandgratuities) or call the Employment Standards Information Centre at 1-800-531-5551 (or TTY 1-866-567-8893 for the hearing impaired). Information is available in multiple languages.
This video explains that many applications for record suspensions are returned before they can be processed because of missing or incomplete information. It has simple steps to follow to ensure that your application is complete before you submit it. Text of the video is included.
As of June 2016, there are new rules around the handling of tips and other gratuities in the workplace. These rules affect employers and employees covered by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in workplaces where tips and gratuities are received – such as at bars, restaurants, hair and nail salons, catering firms, and taxis. This video explains the new rules.