Resources - Farsi/Persian
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
This resource identifies the main issues that can come up when relationships end. It includes information about marriage and divorce, living together, and domestic contracts, and explains how decisions can be made through agreement, mediation, court, or arbitration.
This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario's seniors. Topics covered include:
- Active Living
- Health and Wellness
- Long-Term Care Homes
- Safety and Security
- Key Contacts
- Ontario Government I.D.
It is available in English, French, and 15 other languages. You can order a hard copy from the Ontario Government, or look at individual chapters in English here.
If you or your partner came to Canada from another country, you may face both family law and immigration challenges when your relationship ends. This resource covers these topics:
- 1. Rights in Family Court
- 2. Relationship breakdown and immigration concerns
- 3. Refugees and persons needing protection
- 4. No legal status
- 5. Humanitarian and Compassionate (H and C) application
- 6. Domestic violence and abuse
- 7. Other family law issues for immigrant women
This booklet explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. There are sections describing the four kinds of ADR: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. The English version of this publication in Braille is available from the Family Law Education for Women website by order only.
This booklet focuses on the arrangements for the care of their children that parents must make when they separate or do not live together. It describes different types of arrangements and explains how courts decide issues of custody and access. There is also information on moving with the children, travelling with the children, and preventing child abduction. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.
This booklet explains the role of child welfare agencies in Ontario. It describes the powers and duties of these agencies, often called Children's Aid Societies (CAS), and how a child in need of protection may come to the attention of a CAS. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio, from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.
This booklet answers questions about children's rights to financial support from their parents. It explains who must pay child support, how to get it, how the court decides on the amount, how support orders are enforced, and what happens if a parent does not pay. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.
The Long-Term Care Action Line is a service to hear concerns and complaints from persons receiving service from Long-Term Care Homes and Community Care Access Centres (CCAC). The Action Line offers service in English and French. A fact sheet is available in 19 languages.
This booklet deals with stalking, assault, and sexual assault. It explains that these kinds of abuse are against the law in Canada and describes how the law can help women who experience this kind of abuse. There is information on restraining orders, exclusive possession of the family home, terms of release, and peace bonds. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.