Resources - English

This LawFacts resource answers these questions about being a surety:

  • What is a surety?
  • Can I be a surety?
  • Will I have to speak in court if I want to be a surety?
  • What if the accused breaks one or more of the bail conditions while I am his or her surety?
  • Will the accused have to have another bail hearing if I'm removed as surety?
  • What if I don't want to be a surety anymore?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

Child death leave is an unpaid, job-protected leave of absence. It provides up to 104 weeks with respect to the death of a child. This resource has information on these topics:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Federal income support grant
  3. Time of a child death leave
  4. Sharing child death leave
  5. Notice requirements: Advance notice and a written plan
  6. Evidence
  7. Rights during and at the end of child death leave
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

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)

Crime-related child death or disappearance leave is an unpaid job-protected leave of absence. It provides up to 104 weeks with respect to the crime-related disappearance of a child. This resource has information on these topics:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Federal income support grant
  3. Timing of a crime-related child disappearance leave
  4. Sharing crime-related child disappearance leave
  5. Notice requirements: Advance notice and a written plan
  6. Evidence
  7. Rights during and at the end of crime-related child disappearance leave
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

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:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This LawFacts information sheet answers questions about diversion programs, which generally involve an accused person doing something outside of court in order to have charges stayed or withdrawn by the Crown. Some of the questions are:

  • Who decides whether my case is eligible for diversion?
  • How do I know if I've been offered diversion on my case?
  • How do I know if I should take the offer of diversion or not?
  • What should I do if I've been asked to do community service?
  • What should I do if I've been asked to make a charitable donation?
  • What should I do if I've been asked to take some counselling or a course?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

This LawFacts information sheet answers questions about what happens when you have been charged with a criminal offence and you are attending your first court date. Some of the questions are:

  • What should I bring to my first appearance date?
  • Who is the Crown?
  • What should I do when my name is called in court?
  • Will I get more disclosure after my first appearance date?
  • What happens when I am released by the police or get out on bail?
  • How do I know where and when to go to court for my first appearance?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

This is a basic overview of your rights at work under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It looks at topics such as signing a contract, minimum wage, hours of work, overtime, and more. It also looks at who is covered under the ESA, and how to protect yourself. This resource has been revised to reflect changes that came into effect in 2018.

Available in:
English, Chinese (中文), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF

The video series offers information to Ontario's small-scale landlord community on a variety of topics and issues. They cover topics such as smoking, second suites, finding a tenant, ending a tenancy, eviction, bedbugs, and more.

The videos were produced by Landlord's Self-Help Centre with funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario.

Available in:
English
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Video, Web

This Law Facts resource from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) answers these questions:

  • What is a peace bond hearing?
  • What is a peace bond?
  • When do people typically enter into peace bonds?
  • Do you have to deposit money if you agree to a peace bond?
  • What will happen if a person who is on a peace bond breaks one or more of the conditions?
  • What happens in court if an accused wants to agree to a peace bond so that the Crown will withdraw the charge(s)?
  • When should an accused agree to enter into a peace bond?
  • Is agreeing to a peace bond the same thing as pleading guilty?
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web