Resources - Spanish

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

When parents separate or divorce, issues about how to pay the expenses of raising their children arise. This booklet discusses who has a legal responsibility to pay child support, as well as how to calculate the basic amount to be paid and other factors that can affect the amount of support, such as the child's living arrangements and special expenses. The booklet also explains how to enforce payment of child support and has a section about parents on social assistance. The booklet closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This information sheet briefly explains what the Occupational Health and Safety Act is, who and how it protects, what your basic health and safety rights are at work, and what to do if you get hurt or sick because of work.

Available in:
English, Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

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.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Spanish (español), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This booklet sets out the rights of a person who is stopped, questioned, searched, arrested, or detained by the police. It also explains when the police can enter or search someone's home.

Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Spanish (español), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video

When parents separate or divorce, they have to put in place a parenting plan covering where the children will live, how much time the children will spend with each parent, and who will make major decisions about raising the children. This booklet discusses different custody and access arrangements, how to get help to work out a parenting plan, and how judges and arbitrators make these decisions if the parents cannot agree. The booklet closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario's seniors. Topics covered include:

  • Active Living
  • Caregiving
  • Finances
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing
  • Long-Term Care Homes
  • Safety and Security
  • Transportation
  • 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.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Gujarati (ગુજરાતી), Italian (Italiana), Korean (한국어/조선말), Polish (język polski), Portuguese (português ), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)
Produced In:
2015
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This guide has information about the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) for workers, supervisors, employers, constructors, and workplace owners. It describes workplace parties' rights and responsibilities in the workplace and answers the questions that are most commonly asked about the Act.

Available in:
English, français (français), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2015
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This brochure aims to help newcomers to Canada make informed decisions about disclosing to sexual partners. It has information about the criminal law in Canada, public health, and specific implications for newcomers, including permanent residents, students, temporary workers, visitors, refugees, and people without immigration status.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2015
Format:
Booklet/PDF

Everyone has the right to equal treatment under Ontario's Human Rights Code. This factsheet looks at what the five areas are where the Code protects your rights, what "grounds" are and how they relate to discrimination, how to file a human rights claim, what happens if you win your case, how to protect yourself, and how to get support.

Available in:
English, Chinese (中文), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2015
Format:
Booklet/PDF