Online Resources - Ontario

May 29, 2011
The Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) website offers a number of helpful publications and resources, including information pamphlets on CPP benefits, WCB and EI.
Keywords: Ontario, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The Ontario's Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) was established in 1983 to protect the civil and legal rights of inpatients in the current and former Ontario provincial psychiatric hospitals...
Keywords: Human Rights, Mental Health, psychiatric patient, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Organizations
May 29, 2011
ACTO works for the advancement of human rights and justice in housing for low-income Ontarians through legal advice & representation, law reform, community organizing, training and education.
Keywords: Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
No One Is Illegal (Toronto) is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect. They believe that granting citizenship to a...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is a social justice umbrella organization working with Ontario’s diverse South Asian communities.
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, South Asian, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Thunder Bay Multicultural Association provides settlement services, interpretation, community programs, cross-cultural/race relations information language instruction for newcomers to Canada.
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County is an umbrella organization of community-based groups and organizations involved in cultural sensitivity, anti-racism promotion / education, newcomer...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Housing New Canadians is a research partnership between the University of Toronto and York University, focused on housing access and discrimination in the Toronto area, where about forty percent of...
Keywords: Housing, housing discrimination, Immigrants and Refugees, Toronto, Ontario, Organizations, All of Canada, Research and education
May 25, 2011
The Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples (CSSP) is a multi-service community centre which serves the varied Spanish-speaking community of Greater Toronto. The Centre's goals include promoting equality...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Spanish, Spanish, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
A not-for-profit community-based organization that facilitates the settlement of newcomers to Toronto. CultureLink recognizes the special needs of refugees, is committed to equity and opposes...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario, Organizations, Programs and courses, Services
May 25, 2011
Meeting the needs of a diverse society for over 55 years, COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
LUSO is a non-profit multicultural community centre that provides services and educational programs to immigrants and refugees and is dedicated to promoting inclusiveness, well-being, and the...
Keywords: Education, Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
Malton Neighbourhood Services is a non-profit, community based organization in Ontario with over 25 years experience providing settlement and community support services. Their staff can offer...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Malton, North Mississauga, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
Based in Toronto, Midaynta Community Services is a registered Canadian charity organization that provides settlement services and other programs that advances education by providing courses, seminars...
Keywords: settlement services, Somali, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
Quinte United Immigrant Services offers settlement services to newcomers in the Quinte, Ontario area while respecting the diversity of immigrants by promoting recognition of the value of racial and...
Keywords: settlement services, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
The Settlement.Org website provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario, Canada.
Keywords: General resources, Ontario
May 25, 2011
OCISO is a community-based non-profit agency providing services in Ottawa since 1978.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Ottawa, settlement services, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 25, 2011
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit Organization which advocates for better rights for Tenants. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest and largest Tenant Federation in...
Keywords: Tenants' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They oppose government policy which targets poor and working people.
Keywords: anti-poverty, Homelessness, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit organization which assists people with disabilities living in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
Keywords: Disability, Ottawa, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
The Step it Up Campaign is working to end violence against women. Its goal is to encourage women, children and communities across the province to get involved in actions to spread the word about the...
Keywords: Violence, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
May 25, 2011
25-in-5 Network for Poverty Reduction is a multi-sectoral network comprised of more than 100 provincial and Toronto-based organizations and individuals working on eliminating poverty. The website has...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Toronto, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Organizations
May 19, 2011
LIFT is based in Toronto. Programs include: community economic development, community education, and social policy development.
Keywords: Family, low-income families, Organizing, Toronto, Ontario, Organizations
April 14, 2011
Canadians were outraged in August 2001 when Kimberly Rogers died, destitute, alone and eight months pregnant, while under house arrest for welfare fraud. What many people do not know is that the...
Keywords: justice, Poorbashing, Welfare, welfare fraud, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Research and education
March 30, 2011
UNHEARD VOICES was filmed, edited and produced by Mike Yam, and co-produced by Cathy Crowe and Beric German from the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee. It is a film that follows the footsteps and...
Keywords: documentary, homeless people, Homelessness, Toronto, Ontario, Multimedia
March 11, 2011
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights information to help people who have low incomes or face other barriers, such as language or literacy...
Keywords: community workers, community workers, Legal Info (PLEI), public legal education, public legal education, webinar, webinar, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Multimedia, Programs and courses, All of Canada
March 10, 2011
The Family Law Information Program (FLIP) is a free online resource designed for adults in Ontario whose relationship with their spouse or partner is breaking down. FLIP provides legal and practical...
Keywords: child custody, divorce, family law, separation, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Ontario
February 9, 2011 provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario, Canada. You can get the information you need in the language you want. is an online multilingual...
Keywords: newcomers, settlement, settlement workers, Manuals and guides, Ontario
January 11, 2011
A site created by the Government of Ontario provides information and tools to help prevent, identify and act to control bed bug infestations. There is information for tenants, landlords, social...
Keywords: bedbugs, Factsheets and FAQs, Ontario, All of Canada
November 22, 2010
Social Planning Toronto has released Chinese, English, Spanish and Tamil versions of the 2nd edition of the Toronto Community Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants. The resource guide is a...
Keywords: chinese, community resource guide, non-status, Spanish, Tamil, Manuals and guides, Ontario
October 14, 2010
The Mission of The Low-Income Energy Network: Aims to ensure universal access to adequate, affordable energy as a basic necessity, while minimizing the impacts on health and on the local and global...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, energy, energy, energy poverty, energy poverty, Housing, low-income, Utilities, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
June 29, 2010
The Right to Housing Blog documents the Right to Adequate Housing Charter Challenge. The court is being asked to declare that homelessness and inadequate housing violate the Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Blogs, charter challenge, Homelessness, Housing, right to housing, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, All of Canada
April 20, 2010
ODSP Action Coalition is made up of community clinic caseworkers, agency staff, and community activists who undertake campaigns and activities designed to raise awareness of issues affecting persons...
Keywords: Disability, Ontario Disability Support Program, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Organizations
April 20, 2010
This site provides practical information on tenants' rights and rental housing issues.
Keywords: renters rights, residential tenancy act, Ontario, Organizations
April 20, 2010
PCAP is a direct action anti-poverty group made up of poor people and their allies. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves. PCAP mounts social justice campaigns against regressive...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Organizing, Ontario, Organizations
March 17, 2010
Reach is a lawyer referral organization that helps people with all disabilities including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental...
Keywords: AIDS, chronic pain, deaf, Disability, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, legal help, Legal Research, pro bono, Ontario, Organizations, Services
March 2, 2010
The Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO) is the representative body of Ontario's community legal aid clinics. The Association's objectives are to: Improve the legal welfare of...
Keywords: community legal clinics, Legal Aid, legal clinics, Legal Research, Organizing, Ontario, Organizations
February 26, 2010
This web site is created by the Ontario Project for Inter-Clinic Community Organizing (OPICCO). It offers information and resources to help legal clinics, community agencies, activists and low-income...
Keywords: community development, law reform, legal information, Legal Research, Organizing, social justice, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Organizations
December 16, 2009
Toronto Youth Street Stories (TYSS) grew out of the Youth Pathways Project (YPP) conducted by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto. A team of...
Keywords: art, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Homelessness, stories, street-involved youth, Ontario, Multimedia, Reports and documents
December 16, 2009
Sketch creates art making opportunities for young people who live street-involved and homeless or who are considered to be at risk. Sketch offers studio space, workshops, art exhibition and job...
Keywords: art, street youth, street-involved, workshops, Ontario, Programs and courses