A website for front-line workers and advocates who work with refugee claimants.
This resource offers basic information about what being charged with a crime in Canada can mean for a person’s immigration status. It explains what a removal order does and what can be done to protect one’s status and stay in Canada.
This resource offers basic information about sponsoring family members who are outside Canada to come and live here as permanent residents. It includes sections on who can be sponsored, the sponsor’s responsibilities, what can happen if sponsors cannot support the people they sponsored, and where to get help in many languages.
(French only) A tool for advocates or parents to use when children are denied admission to school, and points out a child's legal right to education using quotes from a variety of legal sources.
This information is for community advocates. It explains the law and suggests ways to help parents without status get their children registered at school.
This resource is for front-line workers working with women who have experienced family violence and do not have permanent resident status in Canada. It explains some of the differences between making a refugee claim and making an application on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds and when and where to refer a woman for legal help.
This resource is for front-line workers working with women who have experienced family violence and do not have permanent resident status in Canada. It explains what a humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) application is, what Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) considers in deciding an H&C application, what kind of evidence is needed to support an application, and when and where to refer a woman for legal help.
People with mental illness come into conflict with the law in disproportionate numbers. If they are not Canadian citizens, this can put them at risk of being removed from Canada. This publication is a resource for front-line workers helping clients with mental illness who may be at risk of removal because of their involvement with the criminal justice system.
A website for front-line worker and advocates who work with refugee claimants.
This online resource is for refugee claimants preparing for their refugee hearing. It shows them what a hearing room in Toronto looks like and who may be at their hearing. It also has practical information to help them:
Disclaimer: This site contains general legal information for people in Ontario, Canada. It is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem.