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OTTAWA LEGAL INFORMATION CENTRE: Provides free legal information and referral services with or without appointment to residents of Ottawa. 

ONE FAMILY LAW: Plain language legal information on women’s rights under Ontario family law is available in 14 languages and in multiple formats.

LEGAL HEALTH CHECKUP: Halton Community Legal Services created this check-up to help people who are living in poverty so that they can identify problems and get help.

WORKERS HELP: An outreach project of CWA/SCA. Provides information on employment rights.

WORKERS ACTION CENTRE: A worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. Provides a way for people to join together to fight for fair employment.

IN MY LANGUAGE: Provises multilingual information to newcomers to Ontario - immigrating, housing, education, legal matters, health, work, daily life.

SETTLEMENT.ORG: Find answers to common questions posed by newcomers to Ontario.

PLE LEARNING EXCHANGE:  The Public Legal Education (PLE) Learning Exchange is a network of community-based organizations in Ontario that produce or deliver public legal education and are interested in sharing their experience and expertise, as well as learning from others. 

ACCESS TO JUSTICE RESEARCH NETWORK: An interactive and participatory online network which aims to connect a wide range of justice stakeholders to create a vibrant space for discussion, collaboration, and coordination of research related to access to justice (A2J).

ONTARIO WOMEN'S JUSTICE NETWORK: Promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women. Provides accessible legal information to women and their supporters in a way that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LAW IN ONTARIO (2012): A toolkit to help people living with mental illness to understand a patient's privacy, seeking rights advice, ascertaining capacity, etc.

SPRING TIDE RESOURCES:  Provides training and resources to decrease the incidence of violence against women and the effect that woman abuse has on children. Includes a Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Program and Immigrant & Refugee Women Connecting for Change Program

METRAC: The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children is a Toronto-based organization committed to the right of women and youth to live free of violence and the threat of violence.

LAW FACTS: A legal information resource from Legal Aid Ontario.

CANADIAN HIV/AIDS LEGAL NETWORK:  Canada's leading advocacy organization working on the legal and human rights issues raised by HIV/AIDS.


CANADA IMMIGRANT YOUTH RESOURCE GUIDE:  Empowers immigrant youth to successfully prepare their immigration applications and settle in Canada.

ELDER ABUSE ONTARIO: (formerly known as ONPEA, The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) Raises awareness around elder abuse issues.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR AGING CARE: Information to recognize elder abuse and a resource hub for seniors and their families.

NURSING HOME ABUSE GUIDE: Providing the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of nursing home injury and abuse.

NURSING HOME ABUSE SUPPORT: Increasing elder abuse awareness, educating the public with factual and current information relating to elder abuse and neglect

QUITSMOKINGCOMMUNITY.ORG: Raises awareness of the consequences of smoking and helps communities become smoke free.

ADDICTION RESOURCE: Promotes health through education and awareness and helps communities recovering from drug abuse. .

Here are some glossaries of terms and expressions, for people who may not have a legal background:

MULTILINGUAL LEGAL GLOSSARY:  Vancouver Community College has provided a glossary of 5000 Canadian legal and court-related terms in English Plain Language, and their equivalents in six other languages (Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese).

GLOSSARY OF LEGAL TERMS: The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General has provided a basic guide to legal terms. Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of the law or the context in which they are being used. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary or for more comprehensive definitions you may wish to refer to a legal dictionary.

IMMIGRATION DICTIONARY AND GLOSSARY: Plain language information about the terms and terminology used in the course of applying for Permanent Resident status or Citizenship.