Resources - Arabic

This know-your-rights guide is for non-U.S. citizens coming to Canada from the United States to make a refugee claim. It has four sections:

  • Coming by a port of entry
  • Making a refugee claim at a port of entry
  • Entering Canada somewhere other than at a regular port of entry
  • Protecting yourself
Available in:
English, français (français), Amharic (Amharic), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen), Kurdish (Sorani) (Kurdish (Sorani)), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tagalog/Filipino (Tagalog/Filipino), Tamil (தமிழ்), Tigryna (Tigryna), Twi (Twi), Urdu (اردو), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)
Produced by:
No One Is Illegal
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This resource offers basic information about what being charged with a crime in Canada can mean for a person's immigration status. It explains what a removal order does and what can be done to protect one's status and stay in Canada.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)

This resource explains who can get income support from the Ontario Disability Support Program and how to apply. It includes information about the forms that have to be filled out and who can fill them out.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي )
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This booklet explains how to apply to Ontario Works for financial assistance, who can get assistance, what kinds of questions Ontario Works (OW) can ask, how to apply for a special diet, and what to do if OW won't accept an application or refuses assistance.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي )

This fact sheet on the Legal Aid Ontario website has information on:

  • What is first appearance?
  • Free interpretation services
  • What to bring to court 
  • How do I get a lawyer?
  • When should you apply for legal aid?
Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Dari (دری ), Hungarian (magyar ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This booklet sets out the rights of a person who is stopped, questioned, searched, arrested, or detained by the police. It also explains when the police can enter or search someone's home.

Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Spanish (español), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario's seniors. Topics covered include:

  • Active Living
  • Caregiving
  • Finances
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing
  • Long-Term Care Homes
  • Safety and Security
  • Transportation
  • Key Contacts
  • Ontario Government I.D.

It is available in English, French, and 15 other languages. You can order a hard copy from the Ontario Government, or look at individual chapters in English here.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Gujarati (ગુજરાતી), Italian (Italiana), Korean (한국어/조선말), Polish (język polski), Portuguese (português ), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)
Produced In:
2015
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This online resource is for refugee claimants preparing for their refugee hearing. It shows them what a hearing room in Toronto looks like and who may be at their hearing. It also has practical information to help them:

  • before their hearing
  • on the day of their hearing
  • after their hearing

This resource is designed to be viewed on mobile or desktop.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文)

This resource offers information to help parents who are dealing with child protection agencies. It outlines when an agency might contact a family, how to respond if contacted, what the agency might do, what to do if the agency takes a child away, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)

This resource offers basic information about what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2014
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF