Online Resources - Ontario

June 25, 2014
A new resource for refugee claimants developed by Kinbrace, this guide helps you: learn key refugee legal issues track your refugee claim on the right timeline learn strategies to help prepare for...
Keywords: refugee hearing, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Ontario
February 14, 2014
This online resource provides extensive links to Ontario Government websites.
Keywords: General resources, Ontario
February 6, 2014
Homeless Man Speaks is a thoughtful and sometimes humourous blog of the short conversations that happen between a homeless man, Tony and his friend, Philip, in Toronto. Tony passed away in 2011.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Ontario
November 12, 2013
Available on Clicklaw, this handbook produced by the Community Legal Education Ontario provides tips and tools for community workers who produce legal information for the public. It covers knowing...
Keywords: advocates, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), General resources, Manuals and guides, Ontario, All of Canada
November 12, 2013
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has launched a new series on consumer protection including credit repair, payday loans and credit reports.
Keywords: credit repair, credit reports, payday loans, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, Ontario
June 27, 2013
This page contains information for Canadians on planning for retirement on a low income. It includes a toolkit of resources, an update page, and a link to a blog about financial literacy. It takes...
Keywords: Guaranteed Income Supplement, low income senior, retiring, Factsheets and FAQs, Ontario, All of Canada
December 12, 2011
An Ontario free of poverty will be reflected in healthy, inclusive communities with a place of dignity for everyone and the essential conditions of well-being for all. The mission of Poverty Free...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
December 6, 2011
Your Legal Rights is a website of legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario and...
Keywords: legal information, Gateways, Ontario
June 15, 2011
This article compares heterosexual and sexual minority street-involved youth across a number of sociodemographic, risk and current mental health, victimization and delinquency measures with a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 15, 2011
In London, Ontario, discharges from psychiatric wards to shelters or NFA occurred 194 times per year. This discovery led to the creation of a pilot project that provided immediate access to a housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Ontario Provincial Government appointed a commission to review the income security system, including social assistance. The commission's mandate was to develop a plan to reform the system.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, Organizing, social assistance review, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) contains videos of a symposium held by ISAC and the Social Assistance Action Committee in March 2011 on how Ontario Works could be improved.
Keywords: Disability, isac, ontario works, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Multimedia, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Ontario Community Legal Clinic System’s Social Assistance Action Committee (SAAC) held a roundtable discussion on May 30, 2011, to explore the issue of how...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre sent a letter to the commissioners of the Social Assistance Review in Ontario, urging them to consider issues of gender and equity in the review process. You can...
Keywords: Disability, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 1, 2011
HomeComing Community Choice Coalition promotes the rights of people with mental illness to live where they choose.
Keywords: Housing, Mental Health, supportive housing, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
The Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) is a provincial network of faith groups working together for greater social justice. ISARC was born out of the hope that together a coalition...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Welfare, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care works for more access to quality child care, for more affordable child care and to improve child care services in Ontario.
Keywords: child care, Children and Youth, Family, Women, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Street Health works to improve the health and well being of homeless and underhoused individuals in southeast Toronto by addressing the social determinants of health through programs, services,...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Organizing, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
This is an artists photoblog of homelessness in Toronto.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Blogs, Homelessness, Ontario
June 1, 2011
Meal Exchange empowers youth to take an active role in improving their local food system. A national registered charity since 1996, we provide youth volunteers with the knowledge, resources, and...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Foodbanks and Food, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
The Mission of OCASI is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life. As a council of autonomous community-based agencies which...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) website represents over 100 communities across Ontario in a network of food banks. Through the site, you will be able to find out more about the organization...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto's diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (...
Keywords: LGBTQ, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
The Alliance to End Homelessness is a coalition of community stakeholders in Ottawa committed to working collaboratively to end homelessness by gaining and promoting a better understanding of...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Ontario
June 1, 2011
Peel Poverty Action Group is composed of service providers, advocates and individuals working towards the elimination of poverty in the Region of Peel.
Keywords: Blogs, Organizing, Ontario
May 30, 2011
No Excuse: The Poverty Project is a blog managed and mostly written by Hamilton Spectator poverty beat reporter, Bill Dunphy, and is part of the paper's larger Poverty Project. The blog has daily...
Keywords: Blogs, Media, Poverty Research, Ontario
May 30, 2011
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Justice System website provides a resource for justice system professionals and others working to understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD...
Keywords: Disability, fetal alcohol, Legal Research, Mental Health, Ontario, Organizations
May 30, 2011
Community Resource Connections of Toronto website is a comprehensive source of information for mental health consumers/survivors, family members and service providers.
Keywords: Mental Health, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 30, 2011
This is the Ontario government website. From this site you can link to ministry web pages and government laws and regulations.
Keywords: Government information, Ontario
May 30, 2011
"Navigating Mental Health Services in Toronto: A Guide for Newcomer Communities" is a guide (PDF) that explains the mental health system to new Canadians. It describes the rights of people with...
Keywords: Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 30, 2011
This centre is a settlement service agency for immigrants and refugees that also provides educational programs to help London, Ontario residents understand other cultures and learn about global...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, settlement services, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 30, 2011
J4MV is a volunteer driven political non-profit collective comprised of committed activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators, researchers, students and youth of...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, migrant workers, Workers' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 30, 2011
Extensive links to Ontario non-government web sites. Arranged alphabetically: Ontario NGOs (A-C) and Ontario NGOs (D-W). The site also includes links to Ontario welfare websites.
Keywords: Welfare, Directories, Ontario
May 30, 2011
The Students Commission is the lead of The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement, which networks academics, youth organizations and young people together to provide research and training to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Media, Violence, General resources, Ontario
May 30, 2011
The Ontario Health Coalition is a network of over 400 grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. Their primary goal is to empower the members of their constituent...
Keywords: community organizing, Health, health care policy, Organizing, public policy, Ontario, Organizations
May 29, 2011
The Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)'s guide explains the EI system, including how to apply and who's eligibile. The Guide is available online or can be downloaded.
Keywords: Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 29, 2011
Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for over 15 years. She published a newsletter hoping to report on her activities, create a link to a broader group of individuals who care about these...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
May 29, 2011
The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee has a teaching guide for issues related to homelessness. Topics include an introduction to homelessness, historical and structural issues, poverty, health (...
Keywords: Education, Homelessness, Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 29, 2011
This group assists refugees and immigrants in need, focusing on the particular needs of the Somali Families and Individuals living in the City of Ottawa, through partnerships, services and programs...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Ottawa, Somali, Ontario, Organizations, Services
May 29, 2011
Prisoner's HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) is a community-based prisoners’ rights organization that strives to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners and ex-prisoners in...
Keywords: Health, HIV/AIDS, Prisoners' Rights, Ontario, Organizations