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This Education Law Blog post takes the reader through the process of appealing a discretionary suspension. The post looks at why you should appeal, tips for producing an effective appeal, and what happens after the school board receives the appeal. 

Available in:
English
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

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

The CBA Child Rights Toolkit has been developed to improve children's access to justice in Canada. It is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to implement a child-rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. 

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

Starting January 2017, important changes are being made to the way Ontario's social assistance programs treat child support payments, which will affect the advice you give to family law clients. This fact sheet answers these questions:

  • What changes are being made to the way that child support is treated in Ontario for recipients of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)?
  • When will the changes take effect?
  • Will retroactive child support also be exempt?
  • Will parents still have to pursue child support in order to receive social assistance?
  • How does this change affect the calculation of child support?
  • How does this change affect spousal support?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

Important changes are being made to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rules around child support. If you are a parent on OW or ODSP who is getting or should be getting child support, this fact sheet has information for you about these changes. It answers these questions:

  • What changes are being made?
  • When do these changes start?
  • My child's other parent owes me money for child support. Will I be able to keep all that money once I get it?
  • Will I still have to pursue child support in order to receive social assistance?
  • Will I have to report child support money that I get?
  • Do these changes also apply to spousal support?
  • The Family Responsibility Office has been collecting child and/or spousal support for me and paying that money to the Ministry. What will happen now?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This guide from the Ministry of Community and Social Services has information for licensed health care professionals who may be asked to provide medical information for a patient who is undergoing a medical review for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

The purpose of the guide is to:

  • provide an overview of the Ontario Disability Support Program including medical reviews
  • explain the role of licensed health care professionals in the Ontario Disability Support Program medical review process
  • outline key information required by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to make an informed decision, and
  • clarify billing information.
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

This guide was written for child and family service providers who provide support and assistance to people living with or affected by HIV. It includes these sections:

  • Information that my client may require, such as: What is disclosure? What does the law in Canada say about disclosure of HIV status? Do people living with HIV have a legal obligation to disclose their status to their health care provider? 
  • My duties as a service provider, such as: What are my duties to my client with respect to their privacy? What are the consequences for breaching this duty? Are there any limitations on my duty to maintain my client’s confidentiality? 
  • Additional resources
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

Rules under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), Highway Traffic Act (HTA), and the Repair and Storage Liens Act (RSLA) take effect on January 1, 2017. This fact sheet highlights key changes to help those affected become more aware and prepared. Topics covered are:

  • What is happening?
  • What changes will take place on January 1, 2017?
  • Repair and Storage Liens Act (RSLA)
  • Highway Traffic Act changes
  • Who is impacted by the new rules?
  • New Rules Already in Effect
  • What changed on July 1, 2016?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

Recorded on May 25, 2017 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews the pilot program that provides free independent legal advice (ILA), for survivors of recent and older cases of sexual assault.  This webinar covers who can get free legal advice and what questions a lawyer can help with.  METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, co-presents with sexual assault lawyer, Karen Bellehumeur of Jellinek Law Office, Toronto/London.

Available in:
English
Produced by:
METRAC
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Webinar
Recorded on April 20, 2017 - Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income". This causes many artists with disabilities to fear that they would receive little or no benefit from those grants, or that their ODSP eligibility might be threatened. The ODSP Action Coalition, in cooperation with Workman Arts and other artists' groups, has published an information pamphlet to explain the rules to deaf and disabled artists. We show how many arts grants should be fully or at least partially exempt, so the ODSP recipient can actually use them for their artistic project and maintain their ODSP benefits.
Available in:
English
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Webinar