Resources - English

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 14 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:
2019
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

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
  • rent
  • maintenance and repairs
  • entering a rental unit
  • ending a tenancy
Available in:
English
Produced In:
2019
Format:
Booklet/PDF

ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty legal clinic that practices exclusively in disability rights law. ARCH provides a range of legal services within these areas of practice: accessibility laws, attendant/PSW services, education law, transportation, discrimination/human rights, and decision-making rights.

Available in:
English
Produced In:
2019
Format:
Web

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has information on CELA's law reform priorities and public legal education activities in these areas:

  • Access to Environmental Justice
  • Water Sustainability
  • Pollution and Health
  • Green Energy
  • Planning and Sustainability
  • Acting Globally
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2019
Format:

This resource answers questions about caregiving benefits and leave under Canada's employment insurance program. There is information on eligibility, how to apply, after you've applied, and while receiving payments.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced by:
Service Canada
Produced In:
2019
Format:

This section of the Government of Canada website covers: What caregiving benefits offer, Eligibility, How to apply, After you've applied, While receiving benefits, and Information for medical professionals.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2019
Format:
Web

On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced changes to social assistance, including changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) disability definition and employment/training income earning exemptions. These tip sheet was created by HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) for service providers to support people with disabilities applying for or receiving ODSP.

Available in:
English
Produced In:
2019
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

Critical illness leave is unpaid job-protected leave of absence of up to 37 weeks in relation to a critically ill minor child, or 17 weeks in relation to a critically ill adult within a 52-week period.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2019
Format:
Web

This is information in question-and-answer form about EI maternity and parental benefits.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2019
Format:
Web

This factsheet has information on minimum wages, hours of work, pay for overtime, holidays, and vacation, deductions from pay, personal emergency leave, and termination.

Available in:
English
Produced In:
2019
Format:
Web