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Resources and Publications

Employment Insurance
(
May
2017
)

This resource is about the rules regarding regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. It explains who qualifies, how to apply, and how much a person can receive and covers topics such as disqualifications and penalties, and what can happen if you are fired, laid off, or you quit your job. There is also a short section on re-employment benefits.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Activity Kits
(
February
2012
)

Twenty-six activity kits with classroom materials for teachers and learners in Adult ESL and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes, based on topics from CLEO's tenants' and workers' rights series.

Designed to teach newcomers about their legal rights and to be used along with the relevant CLEO publications, the materials are intended for learners and levels ranging from Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 to 6+.

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Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes
(
January
2015
)

Every Resident sets out the Residents' Bill of Rights in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, which is meant to ensure that long-term care homes are truly homes for the people who live in them. Each right is introduced by the wording in the legislation, and then clarified in plain language with explanatory examples. The booklet also sets out what residents can do if they believe their rights have been violated, as well as information on where to get help.

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Family violence when a woman is sponsored by a spouse or partner
(
October
2019
)

Many women are sponsored by a spouse or partner for permanent resident status. If they experience family violence, they may want to know whether they will be forced to leave Canada if they separate from their spouse or partner. This resource is for front-line workers and explains when separation may place a woman’s status in Canada at risk. It talks about when and how to refer a woman for legal help and what kind of evidence may be useful for a woman who wants to stay in Canada but does not yet have permanent resident status or whose status is "conditional".

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Fighting an eviction
(
January
2018
)

This resource explains what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and what tenants can do if they get an eviction order from the Board. There is also contact information to get more information or legal help.

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Getting an inheritance when you are on Ontario disability benefits
(
September
2017
)

This resource deals with how inheriting money or other property can affect a person’s right to benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program. It mentions the rules about assets, income, and payments for disability-related items and services.

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Getting Legal Help: A Directory of Community Legal Clinics in Ontario
(
October
2019
)

This directory lists community legal clinics across Ontario by region, and provides their addresses and phone numbers.

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Harassment and discrimination
(
March
2017
)

Tenants have a legal right to privacy and the right to live free from harassment and discrimination by their landlord or by other tenants.

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Has your child been charged with a crime? (Fact sheet)
(
September
2019
)

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.

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Have you been fired or laid off?
(
January
2018
)

This resource is about the legal rights under the Employment Standards Act of workers who have been fired or laid off. It covers topics such as the minimum notice periods, termination pay and severance pay, and making a claim against an employer.

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