Resources - Somali

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 resource offers basic information about what being charged with a crime in Canada can mean for a person's immigration status. It explains what a removal order does and what can be done to protect one's status and stay in Canada.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)

This fact sheet on the Legal Aid Ontario website has information on:

  • What is first appearance?
  • Free interpretation services
  • What to bring to court 
  • How do I get a lawyer?
  • When should you apply for legal aid?
Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Dari (دری ), Hungarian (magyar ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, 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)

This resource offers basic information about what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, 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)
Produced In:
2014
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF

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
Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Korean (한국어/조선말), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)
Produced by:
FLEW/FODF
Produced In:
2014
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

This resource offers basic information to tenants about how much rent a landlord can charge, deposits and payments a tenant might have to make before moving in, and other rules landlords and tenants must follow. There is also information about discrimination, moving out, taking legal action if a landlord breaks the rules, 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)
Produced In:
2014
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF

This booklet is for immigrant and refugee women who are experiencing abuse in a relationship or in a family. It discusses Canadian law, what people's rights are, and what kind of help is available.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Dari (دری ), Korean (한국어/조선말), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2013
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

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.

Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Korean (한국어/조선말), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)
Produced by:
FLEW/FODF
Produced In:
2013
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

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.

Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Korean (한국어/조선말), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)
Produced by:
FLEW/FODF
Produced In:
2013
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, Web