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Family Law: Legal Help
(
August
2021
)

This resource discusses ways to get legal information and advice in family law. It also has details on where to find a lawyer, where to get help if you cannot afford a lawyer, and where to get help if you have experienced family violence.

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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 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
(
April
2021
)

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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Have you been fired or laid off? CLB 5+
Have you been fired or laid off? CLB 5+
(
July
2015
)
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