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Resources and Publications

Elder abuse: The hidden crime
(
April
2019
)

This resource describes the different types of elder abuse, the signs and symptoms of elder abuse, why it happens and why it is seldom reported. It also includes information on how to get help and support, and lists resources available in communities across Ontario.

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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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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 law guided pathways bookmark
Family law guided pathways bookmark

Bookmark size: 2" x 6"

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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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Fighting an eviction CLB 3/4
Fighting an eviction CLB 3/4
(
November
2013
)
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Fighting an eviction CLB 5+
Fighting an eviction CLB 5+
(
November
2013
)
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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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