Resources - Vietnamese
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 brochure is published by Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic. Its contents are based on "Police Powers: Stop and Searches" produced by Community Legal Education of Ontario and on the OIPRD's online (www.oiprd.on.ca): "How to Make a Complaint."
It covers the following topics:
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.
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 brochure covers these topics as they affect tenants:
- Housing is a human right - you have the right to equal treatment in housing without discrimination and harassment
- Where do housing rights apply? The Code applies to every part of buying or renting housing
- Choosing tenants - The Code says what landlords can ask when choosing tenants
- If you need accommodation for a disability or special need
- When your need affects others - balancing the needs of all tenants
- When the Code does not apply
- To make a human rights complaint
The brochure is available in video in American Sign Language on the English and French websites.
This booklet suggests action steps to increase safety for women at risk of being abused by their partners. There are detailed instructions on creating an emergency escape plan. Also included is a section on children's safety planning.
This section of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services web site has information about the Ontario Child Benefit (OCB), a benefit for low-income families payable by the provincial government. Videos in English and French, and information sheets in many languages, explain what the OCB is and how to get it.
This Ontario Energy Board web site for consumers has information about energy contracts, gas and electricity bills, energy prices and rates, and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP).
This web site has information about the Canada Learning Bond, Canada Education Savings Grants, and Registered Education Savings Plans, which are intended to help parents save for their children's education after high school.
The Residential Tenancies Act (the RTA) sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants who rent residential properties in Ontario. A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act provides a summary of this law and includes information about:
- tenancy agreements
- maintenance and repairs
- entering a rental unit
- ending a tenancy