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.
This resource explains what a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include how to make a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, when an attorney can make decisions, the type of decisions they can make, and where to get forms, legal information, and help.
This resource provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability benefit, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.
Credit counsellors and debt settlement companies offer to help people get out of debt and stop creditors from bothering them. This resource covers the differences between non-profit credit counsellors and debt settlement companies, how they work, the rules they must follow, and the legal rights of people who use their services.
This publication explains the legal rules for businesses that promise to "fix" or repair credit reports. It also explains why these services may often not be worth paying for, and suggests other ways for people to deal with credit and debt problems.
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 explains who can get income support from the Ontario Disability Support Program and how to apply. It includes information about the forms that have to be filled out and who can fill them out.
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This handbook is for any woman in Ontario who is being abused, or who has been abused, by her partner. It includes information on making a safety plan, preparing to leave, the criminal process and trial, a woman's rights under family law, protection orders, and legal and community resources in Ontario.
It also has information on how abuse may affect a woman's immigration status, and a section that focuses on Indigenous women.
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.