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Resources and Publications

An Introduction to Family Law in Ontario
(
August
2016
)

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.

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Appealing a decision about social assistance
(
March
2016
)

This resource describes the steps someone can take if they disagree with a decision about social assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program. This includes decisions to refuse, reduce, or cut off assistance. People may be able to appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal. But first they have to ask for a review of the decision by the office that made it.

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Are you Aboriginal? Do you have a bail hearing? Or are you going to be sentenced for a crime? (Booklet)
(
June
2009
)

This booklet and accompanying poster are about the right of Aboriginal peoples, as a result of a case called Gladue, to have a judge take their background into account when setting bail or deciding on a sentence. The booklet explains the kind of information a judge needs in order to apply Gladue, when to give the judge this information, and where to go for help.

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Breaks at work CLB 1/2
Breaks at work CLB 1/2
(
May
2010
)
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Buying or leasing a used vehicle
(
October
2014
)

This publication explains your rights when you buy or lease a used motor vehicle from a registered dealer. It tells you what information the dealer must give you, what must be in the written contract, and what you can do if a dealer breaks these rules or acts unfairly.

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Can your landlord take your stuff?
(
March
2017
)

This booklet tells you what your landlord must do with any personal property you leave behind when you move or are evicted.

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Care homes
(
October
2015
)

A care home is a rented home that provides health care services, attendant care services, or help with daily living. This publication explains how to tell if someone is a care home tenant and describes the rights of care home tenants. It covers topics such as information packages, tenancy agreements, rent, services, and evictions.

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Child and spousal support when you are on social assistance
(
December
2016
)

This resource explains the rules about child or spousal support when someone is getting assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program. It describes when support payments are deducted from assistance and what people are expected to do to get spousal support.

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Children's aid: Information for parents (Fact sheet)
(
March
2014
)

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.

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Connecting Communities bookmark
Connecting Communities bookmark
(
April
2017
)
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