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
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.
This resource offers basic information about sponsoring family members who are outside Canada to come and live here as permanent residents. It includes sections on who can be sponsored, the sponsor’s responsibilities, what can happen if sponsors cannot support the people they sponsored, and where to get help in many languages.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.