Resources - English

On October 24, 2017, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will change to reinstate the maximum age for a dependent child as under 22 years. (Since 1 August 2014, the maximum age has been under 19 years). The Canadian Council for Refugees has prepared a document providing detailed practical information about the change, particularly with regard to people who have applications in process when the regulation changes on 24 October 2017.

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

This is information from the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations on some of the issues that might arise between and landlords and tenants about air conditioners. 

Available in:
English
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

Certificates are one of a range of services that Legal Aid Ontario provides for its clients. This information from the Legal Aid of Ontario website covers these topics:

  • What's a legal aid certificate?
  • Does your legal problem qualify?
  • Does your income qualify?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Web

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

An appeal to the second level of the Social Security Tribunal (SST), the Appeal Division, is an appeal of the General Division's decision. There is information here about permission to appeal, what happens once permission to appeal is given, and what happens if you disagree with the decision made by the Appeal Division.

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

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has made audio recordings of their popular primers for self-represented litigants. Titles of the two recordings are:

  • Coping with the Courtroom: Essential Tips and Information for Self-Represented Litigants
  • "My Learned Friend": Building Constructive Working Relationships Between Self-Represented Litigants and Opposing Counsel

Available in:
English
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Audio

Recorded on June 15, 2017 - The Ontario government recently announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot Project, and low-income people living in the test areas will start being signed up soon.

In this wide-ranging and accessible webinar, participants will learn:

  • What is a basic income program? How would one work? What is it for? 
  • Why do so many people from different political perspectives support basic income? What does this mean? 
  • What problems do people think basic income can solve? What are the opportunities and risks?
  • How will the Ontario government’s pilot project work? And who will be able to participate? 
  • What are the implications of the pilot project, particularly for people on OW and ODSP? 
  • What impact could the pilot project have on how low-income people in Ontario get income supports and other benefits in the future? 
  • What can all of us do now?

This webinar is for low-income people living in all areas of Ontario, people who work with them at various community-based groups and agencies, and interested anti-poverty advocates. 

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

This booklet explains what landlords can do with personal property that tenants leave behind when they move or are evicted. It describes when it is legal for a landlord to take a tenant's belongings, what a landlord can do with the belongings of a tenant who dies, and what some of the rules are for a tenant who lives in a mobile or land lease home.

Available in:
English, français (français)

Anyone who is the subject of a General Division decision can appeal that decision to the Appeal Division. This includes a claimant, a beneficiary, an added party, as well as the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada. Topics include:

  1. Before appealing
  2. When to appeal
  3. How to appeal
  4. Key steps in an appeal
  5. Hearings
  6. Decisions

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