Resources - English
This guide to the youth court process is for young people living in Toronto charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). It describes the rights of young people who have been detained or arrested by police, what may happen leading up to the court date, and what to expect in the courtroom.
This information sheet, part of the Learn Law series, explains how to complain to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario if you believe you have been discriminated against. It discusses how to make a claim, the types of remedies that the Tribunal can order, and how the Human Rights Legal Support Centre can lend additional help.
This booklet provides information about the health benefits available to people who are going off Ontario Works because they have income from other sources. It explains who is eligible for these benefits, how to apply for them, and how to appeal if a health benefit is refused or cut off.
The home repairs benefit for people on social assistance is being cancelled as of January 2013. This article in the September 2012 Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter describes two other Ontario government programs that may help people on social assistance with the cost of home repairs in place of the home repairs benefit.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has created this tool designed to help employers and employees determine if their workplace complies with rules concerning hours of work and overtime. There are eight accessible tutorials and five interactive tools that address daily rest, weekly and bi-weekly rest, rest between shifts, overtime and time off in lieu, and averaging and time off in lieu.
This Moneyville article looks at how to minimize the tax you pay if you are fired and get a severance package or court-awarded damages.
This section on the Ontario Human Rights Commission web site describes "family status" (being in a parent and child relationship) and the duty to accommodate, and explains how the Ontario Human Rights Code protects specific family relationships from discrimination in employment, housing, and services.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre is one of three agencies that make up Ontario's human rights system. It provides legal assistance to Ontarians who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario's Human Rights Code, and who may want to make a human rights application. The Human Rights Legal Support Centre website provides information on how discrimination is defined in the "Code", how Ontario's Human Rights System works, as well as information sheets and guides on preparing and filing an application for assistance.
The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre newsletter is devoted to housing. Articles include:
- My landlord wants me to pay 6 months rent in advance because I am new to Canada. Can he do that?
- How are my housing rights protected under Ontario's Human Rights Code?
- The following types of rental ads are discriminatory under Ontario's Human Rights Code:
- Mediated settlements negotiated by the Human Rights Legal Support Centre
- Accessibility improvements must be made to individual units
- Landlord has obligations with respect to other tenants
- Decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario where the human rights claimant was represented by a lawyer from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre
- Other significant Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decisions on housing
The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has created a toolkit of accessible materials designed for agencies and community groups to inform clients and the general public about what discrimination is and what you can do about it. Included are:
- Presentation Notes for Facilitators
- Human Rights Manual
- Presentation Materials
- Factsheets in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese