Carrying Your Grief

Grief can be a heavy load to carry.  Some days the weight settles heavy on your chest, piles itself onto your shoulders, fills your legs until it takes all of your available energy and effort to make them move.  But we carry on, bringing the weight with us, hoping that either the weight of grief…

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Help for Low-Income Consumers

A number of special programs are available in Ontario to help low-income energy consumers. You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs:   Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) – starting January 2016 A new program is starting in 2016 that provides low-income consumers with a monthly on-bill credit to reduce their electricity bill….

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Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011

The SSL provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse. Trained counsellors also provide safety planning and supportive counseling for older adults who are being abused or at-risk of abuse. Family members and service providers can also call for information about community services. http://www.elderabuseontario.com/what-is-elder-abuse/help-for-seniors/

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Preventing Bullying In Early Childhood

Bullying behaviors emerge in early childhood. Early childhood educators play a critical role in determining whether bullying develops and escalates, or whether it is stopped and prevented. All of us who interact with young children can take steps to teach them the skills they need to avoid bullying altogether. If you don’t know that bullying…

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What to do when someone dies

Produced by the Government of Ontario, this resource provides answers to common questions about what to do, and what support is available, when a loved one dies in Ontario. It covers topics such as who to call first, organ and tissue donation, funeral arrangements, burial permits, death registration, death certificates, wills and estates, who to…

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Preventing auto crime

Learn about the opportunities thieves look for and what you can do to protect yourself from auto crime. Thieves look for opportunities Older vehicles are easier targets Older vehicles are easier targets because they are less likely to have the most effective security features. Older vehicles tend to have weaker door locks and are less…

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General: Family Law

The Family Law section of the Attorney General’s website has information and links to these Family Law topics: Common Law Relationships and Cohabitation Agreements Separation and Divorce Child Custody and Access Family Mediation, Collaborative Family And Alternative Dispute Resolution Child Support Payments Spousal Support Spousal Abuse/Child Abuse Seniors Help for Incapable Family Members Sample Courtroom…

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