Resources - français

Recorded on July 13, 2016 - Some of your clients may be able to make claims under the settlement of this class action lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario.  The lawsuit dealt with abuse of people who lived at twelve institutions operated by the province of Ontario. These are often referred to as Schedule 1 institutions, because they were designated to provide services to persons with disabilities under Schedule 1 of the former Developmental Services Act, or predecessor legislation. The Developmental Services Act has been replaced by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.

The lawsuit recently settled and former residents can now claim compensation, but there are timelines for completing various steps in the process. This webinar, presented by ARCH Disability Law Centre, gives an overview of who might be affected, what steps are involved in the claims process, and where and how to access assistance for clients who wish to make claims.

**Note: This claims process is similar to that used for settlements related to three other Schedule 1 facilities, the Huronia, Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centre class actions. However some key aspects are different.

Please note that ARCH is assisting persons with disabilities with the claims process. Please check ARCH’s website for information on how you can book an appointment for a person who may be eligible to make a claim. Since the recording of this webinar, we have confirmed that institutional file request can also be made by email to: cate.parker@ontario.ca

Please note: This webinar is available in French at: 
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/can-your-client-make-claim-compensation-under-schedule-1-class-action-settlement

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video

The Consumer Handbook is intended to help you become a better-informed and more confident consumer. It offers information on a wide range of topics such as online shopping, contracts, housing and home renovations, identity theft, collection agencies, and much more, to help you build your buying skills. 

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) requires that a person must obey certain obligations to get disability insurance benefits from the WSIB. This section of the WSIB website addresses these topics and questions:

  • What are the activities the injured worker must co-operate with?
  • Leaves and Vacations
  • Failure to co-operate -- what could happen?

Note: Versions of this resource in many other languages are provided on the webpage by Google Translate.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web

This 5-part (45-minute) eLearning series is for public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, and uses interactive videos, short documents, and scenarios. The contents include:

  • Part 1 - Introduction
  • Part 2 - Reducing the Potential for Conflict
  • Part 3 - Examples of Competing Rights Situations
  • Part 4 - Key Legal Principles
  • Part 5 - Framework For Resolving Issues in Organizations
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Video

This booklet explains what a continuing power of attorney for property is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include: how to make a continuing power of attorney for property; when an attorney can make decisions; what kind of decisions they can make; and where to get forms, legal information, and help.

Available in:
English, français (français)

This booklet provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability pension for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability pension, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.

Available in:
English, français (français)

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) web site has information about financial compensation for victims of violent crimes and deceased victims' family members who qualify under the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act. The site, redesigned in 2016, includes information on:

  • CICB Application and Hearing Process,
  • Forms and filings and  
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web

This resource provides information related to physical or emotional abuse or threatened abuse with a set of questions that can provide useful information and resources.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web

This booklet is meant to help you decide whether you have a serious debt problem and gives suggestions for solving your difficulties and avoiding them in the future. It includes these topics:

  • Introduction
  • Recognize the danger signals
  • Possible solutions
  • What you should know
  • Where to go for help
  • Assessment and counselling
  • Consumer proposal
  • Bankruptcy
  • Appendix I – Excerpts from the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act concerning bankruptcies

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Web