Resources - English
This information sheet explains why it is important for refugees with permanent status to apply for citizenship as soon as possible.
This article in the Spring 2012 issue of the West End Legal Services newsletter reminds people receiving benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) that they need to seek permission from ODSP if they need to leave the province for more than 30 days to prevent a suspension of their benefits.
This fact sheet explains that you may now be eligible for the Special Diet Allowance if you are pre-diabetic and receive Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program benefits. There are links to help filling out an application for an SDA and to the Ontario government bulletin that has information about what to do if you think you qualify, as a pre-diabetic, for a Special Diet Allowance.
This two-part blog post creates a possible scenario in which young people are discriminated against to demonstrate how, as the law in Ontario currently stands, children and youth under age 18 are not protected from age-based discrimination.
This blog post creates a scenario in which a young woman is being sexually harassed by her teacher. It discusses what she can do about it, what her legal rights are, what Criminal Code offenses are involved, and what consent means. It lists organizations that young people can turn to for help.
ARCH Disability Law Centre has produced a series of six fact sheets, each focussing on a specific area of attendant services:
- Attendant Services - General Overview
- Direct Funding
- Community Care Access Centres
- Home Care Bill of Rights
- Health Services Appeal and Review Board
What happens if I miss my curfew? For the family of a young person under the age of 16, this can be a serious issue. This blog post discusses what happens if someone under the age of 16 is found to be in a public place after midnight without an authorized adult.
This Justice for Children and Youth blog post looks at marriage and age, marriage and sex/gender, and briefly discusses the history of same-sex marriage in Canada.
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.
This webinar, presented in December 2012, looks at recent immigration policy changes and discusses how these changes will affect finding workers for Canada's labour pool.