This resource explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. There are sections describing negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. 

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:
2018
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

This resource focuses on 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 your children, travelling with your children, and preventing child abduction. 

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:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

This resource 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.

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:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, 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 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.

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:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

This booklet focuses on arbitration, one form of alternative dispute resolution, and explains how it differs from mediation and private agreements. It briefly outlines the arbitration process and discusses when to use arbitration to settle issues such as custody and access, support, and how to divide property.

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:
2018
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

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:

  • Rights in Family Court
  • Relationship breakdown and immigration concerns
  • Permanent residents
  • Refugees and persons needing protection
  • No legal status
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate (H and C) application
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Involving the police
  • 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:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

This is information about finding help with the legal issues related to family breakdown. It has sections on how to find a family law lawyer, how to pay for a family law lawyer, and where to get legal information if you do not have a lawyer. 

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:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video

This resource offers basic information about what a parent can expect if a child under the age of 18 is charged with a crime. It includes sections on the kind of lawyer the child needs, relating to the child's lawyer, keeping the child in school, how the child's records can affect their future, what to do if asked to pay for damage the child has caused, 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 explains the rules for dividing property when a couple decides to end their relationship. It describes the process for dividing the property of married couples as well as that of common law couples. It also mentions the property rights of women in polygamous marriages. 

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:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video