Credit counselling and debt settlement services

Credit counsellors and debt settlement companies offer to help you get out of debt and stop creditors from bothering you. This publication will explain: the differences between credit counsellors and debt settlement companies how each type of service works the rules these services must follow what your legal rights are when you use them http://www.cleo.on.ca/en/publications/credebts#full

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Has children’s aid contacted you?

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has created a client-geared fact sheet meant to be used by clinics and community agencies to build awareness about LAO’s services. It includes topics such as, What is children’s aid? When does children’s aid become involved with a family? What are my rights? Why call LAO? What’s a legal aid certificate,…

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The War At Home: Canada’s failure to help women flee partner violence

In Canada, a woman is murdered by her intimate partner once every six days. In Canada’s last decade, more women were killed by their partner than soldiers killed in Afghanistan. These two statistics are in the new documentary, The War At Home, which premieres tonight on CBC. The stories of women like Cristin Hepting and Lani Elliott, who know the fear of not feeling…

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New Ontario bill says no to workplace sexual harassment  

Under the new OHSA requirements, restaurants would now be forced to ensure the scantily dressed waitresses be protected from sexual harassment. Photo credit: Shutterstock. An important new law about sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace was passed yesterday to surprisingly little fanfare. Bill 132 was introduced to add sexual violence and harassment prohibitions…

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Restorative Justice: A Guide for Young People

Using stories, art, and poetry created by kids, this booklet defines restorative justice, then looks at how it is used in the criminal justice system and in the community. Included are activity pages for young people. This publication was produced by organizations in Northern Ireland, so some of the situations described, and the contacts, are…

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Family Law Information Program For Aboriginal Families

This video was developed by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General to help Aboriginal families learn about the effects of separation on children and adults and the options available to them to resolve their disputes. It covers topics such as: navigating the separation process family law issues alternatives to litigation the court process in…

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Strategy for a Safer Ontario: public discussion paper

A discussion paper outlining the seven key areas the government will publically consult on as it develops the Strategy for a Safer Ontario; the province’s new community-based policing strategy. Message from Minister Yasir Naqvi Ontario recently announced that it would hold public consultations to help develop the Strategy for a Safer Ontario, the province’s new…

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